How to Hire a IT Business Analyst

Does your growing business need an IT business analyst? An IT business analyst oversee and analyze the research and implementation of new software.

Here are some tips to help you find great IT business analyst candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $41.82 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $11.50$95.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an IT Business Analyst?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great IT Business Analyst hire can help your business:

• Define the business requirements for software implementation
• Write code to improve new and existing software applications
• Create and maintain user documentation and user manuals

Skills to look for in a great IT Business Analyst

A great IT Business Analyst candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• College degree in computer science, software engineering, information systems
• Knowledge of RDBMS and SQL
• Knowledge of several different programming languages including Python, C++, Javascript, HTML/CSS, etc.
• Effective task prioritization
• Ability to work under pressure
• In depth attention to detail

Writing an IT Business Analyst job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified IT Business Analyst candidates. An excellent IT Business Analyst job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for IT Business Analyst jobs, such as:

• IT Analyst
• IT Business Analyst
• Information Technology

Interviewing IT Business Analyst candidates

Strong candidates for IT Business Analyst positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Negotiation management when stakeholders have competing interests or viewpoints
• Matching business requirements with business software applications
• Data migration, business logic, how to prevent data loss or corruption during migration, etc.

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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