Business Analyst Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $100,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $120,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $140,000 AUD


  • Requirements Analysis: Gathers, identifies, and documents business needs and requirements for enhanced system functionality and business processes.
  • Solution Development: Collaborates with IT teams to develop solutions that improve processes and systems, delivering value to stakeholders.
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation: Analyses data to inform business decisions, identifies efficiency improvements, and monitors outcomes of implemented changes.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Serves as a bridge between stakeholders and IT teams, ensuring clear communication of business needs, expectations, and project progress.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously assesses and improves business processes, ensuring optimal efficiency and effectiveness across the organisation.

Key Skills

  • Analytical Skills: Proficient in analysing and interpreting complex data to guide decision-making processes.
  • Communication: Strong communication skills to articulate business needs, negotiate requirements, and report findings.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to identify business problems, and propose and evaluate potential solutions.
  • Technical Skills: Familiarity with databases, system architectures, and project management methodologies.
  • Stakeholder Management: Experience in managing stakeholder expectations and translating technical information to non-technical stakeholders.

Standard Industry Training

  • CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional)
  • PMI-PBA (Project Management Institute Professional in Business Analysis)
  • IIBA-AAC (IIBA Agile Analysis Certification)

5 Interview Questions for Business Analyst Candidates

  1. Can you describe a scenario where your analysis significantly influenced a business decision or impacted the project's outcome?
  2. How do you prioritise requirements from stakeholders when they present conflicting interests or timelines?
  3. Describe a complex problem you had to analyse and solve within a previous role. What analytical techniques did you use?
  4. Can you discuss a time when you recommended a business process improvement? What was the outcome?
  5. How do you approach the task of translating technical requirements or data for stakeholders who might not be technically savvy?
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