Business Analyst jobs and careers
A career in business analysis is all about identifying business goals and making them happen by managing constant change through innovation and opting for modern methods to make the business operate successfully.
Business goals are achieved through projects that endorse consumer needs into new products and services, a business analyst helps organisations grow by implementing technology to further general efficiency.
Why consider a career as a Business Analyst?
If you enjoy measuring the success of your work through the achieving and working towards the company’s overall goals, improvements, having a deep understanding of client or business ambitions and working towards internal or external productions to make things happen, a career in business analysis could match you perfectly.
What a career or job as a Business Analyst may entail…
As a Business Analyst, your core abilities will be based on finding new and exciting ways to improve the business. This will be done through carrying out workshops understanding business and individual requirements, and turning them into real life project actions taking things where they need to go! You will need to be able to show through your previous work that you have the attitude and commitment that will lead to continued success. Experience of dealing with a multitude of stakeholders from customers and support staff right the way through to senior management and board level, you must be able to present findings clearly and accurately.
Gathering requirements and creating specs to be used across the business will be a core area of the role. You may be liaising between multiple teams within the business and bringing all their individual expertise together, as well as making sure that those you are project managing remain on task and to the deadlines agreed. Working with the tech team, you’ll be organising any system improvements, on top of managing testing programs.
Typical role titles include
Business Change Analyst
Agile Business Analyst
Digital Business Analyst
Business System Analyst
Business Process Analyst
Senior Business Analyst
Junior Business Analyst
Lead Business Analyst
Customer Experience Analyst
Business Intelligence Analyst
Head of Business Analysis
Career progression example
Senior Business Analyst
Lead Business Analyst
Head of Business Analysis
At an entry-level, junior/graduate Business Analysts on average will be earning between £20k-£30k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £32k-£45k and seniors would be looking to earn £50k+.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
To succeed in a business analysis career, you should be a strong, clear communicator with technical writing skills and a good understanding of business development, new and modern techniques.
What qualifications does it take?
You do not necessarily need a degree to start your career as a business analyst. However, it is recommended to have some qualifications specific to the industry, such as a qualification in project management, service improvement, project governance. specific Business Analyst qualifications would see you starting with a Business Analyst Foundation, Business Change Foundation or Commercial Awareness Foundation, leading on to Practitioner.
Once in your role, it’s common for Business Analysts to become certified and work towards BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.
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— Software DevelopmentLocation:BristolType:Salary:£35k - £45kBrand new Business Analysis role within a well-established Software house. Clear path to progression within a growing and successful company. Very Competitive Salary. We are working with an impressive, fast paced and fun software house in the heart of Bristol who seek an experienced Business Analyst to join the team due to continued client growth and company performance. What you’ll be doing You will enjoy working on a variety of projects differing in size, complexity and budget with a number of high-profile clients in a range of industries from non for profits through to automotive. As a seasoned Business Analyst some of your focus will be working on multiple systems and integrating those systems to deliver maximum efficiency and business value. You will manage information flow and data requirements, as well as make strategic decisions about what functionality belongs inside what system. In the role of Business Analyst, you will work cross functionally with multi-talented technical colleagues i.e Developers and Testers, which offers the opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge within software/website development as well as hone your client management abilities. What experience you’ll need You will be an experienced Business/Data Analyst with experience of software/website development. Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Superb stakeholder management and communication Skills. An analytical and methodical approach. Working Knowledge of UML, Azure, Vision. Familiar with content management systems (CMS), ideally Sitecore and/or Umbracco. Some experience of wireframing, user journeys, process diagrams. Comfortable in an agile and fast paced environment. Strong technical understanding of software or website development. A degree is desirable but by no means essential. Experience of User Testing desired, not essential. Occasional Travel when required. What you’ll get in return for your talents Autonomy and freedom to work on a variety of software development projects with an increasing number of ethical, non-for-profit clients. You will enjoy a very competitive salary in the range of £35k - £45k in addition to a personalised progression plan within a growing and established agency. What’s Next? Apply directly with your latest CV or contact Aaron at ADLIB recruitment for more information on 0117 269 530.
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