Analyst

Use your skills to define software requirements, identify specifications and guide program design and development.

Analyst

Analyst

Roles and responsibilities

Analysts may perform the following tasks:

  • research how IT systems are used and look at ways to improve use and efficiency
  • review and develop computer systems, computer languages, data communication processes and user interface devices
  • test new IT system designs and fix design problems
  • test new system components
  • write reports describing findings, sometimes for publication
Analysts work in a range of occupational environments. This includes IT-specific industries, as well as in other industries requiring IT expertise.
 
As an Analyst you may work on a freelance basis or, with experience and sufficient start-up money, there are opportunities for self-employment. Analyst staff usually start as programmers, although an IT qualification can also be a successful entry point.

Source: myFuture

Analysts may perform the following tasks:

  • research how IT systems are used and look at ways to improve use and efficiency
  • review and develop computer systems, computer languages, data communication processes and user interface devices
  • test new IT system designs and fix design problems
  • test new system components
  • write reports describing findings, sometimes for publication
Analysts work in a range of occupational environments. This includes IT-specific industries, as well as in other industries requiring IT expertise.
 
As an Analyst you may work on a freelance basis or, with experience and sufficient start-up money, there are opportunities for self-employment. Analyst staff usually start as programmers, although an IT qualification can also be a successful entry point.

Source: myFuture

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Analyst

Postgraduate study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.

Relevant postgraduate courses include: