Analysts define software requirements and specifications, and guide programme design and development. The analyst's role sits between the initial business analysis stage and the detailed system design, building and programming stages of the systems development process.
Duties & Tasks
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 found
test new system components
write reports describing findings, sometimes for publication.
able to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment
imaginative, with skills in creative reasoning
able to work independently or as part of a team
good oral and written communication skills
able to accept responsibility
willing to continually update personal IT skills and knowledge.