A software quality analyst is responsible for applying the principles and practices of software quality assurance throughout the software development life cycle.
Data analysts collect, process and perform statistical analyses of data. Their skills may not be as advanced as data scientists (e.g. they may not be able to create new algorithms), but their goals are the same – to discover how data can be used to answer questions and solve problems.
In the business world, a typical senior executive is well respected within their company and has either been well educated in business matters.