As organisations advance towards new-age technologies, the IT department and Information Technology is now at the heart of everything they do. This is changing the future of analysis to become much more technical and even being involved in areas such as chatbots, natural language processing and connecting clouds that assist in company needs like storage, networking, security, and development.
The future of analysis, business processes and process engineering will revolve around technology and in turn candidates will be upskilling, reskilling and joining organisations that can offer this or offer the opportunity to further progress knowledge and experience towards the new digital age.
The future is agile, so ensure you are following the agile practice correctly – it's a form of project management that can handle projects in increments with an emphasis in flexibility, evaluation and collaboration.
As business analysts are often accountable for how the business engages with customers, UX (user experience) is absolutely vital. Systems are constantly evolving, changing the way users interact with platforms. User satisfaction, engagement and experience needs close consideration.
In 2020, more than 40% of data science tasks were automated. In 2022, 66% of analytics processes should provide solutions instead of just reporting on what happened and why. This speaks to the value of business analysist, who will take the automated data and make suggestions for action or review data-driven insights to make sure the recommendations are sound. Not only is the overall amount of data increasing, the number of types of data are increasing, and the applications that store and generate data are increasing as well.
Businesses need to more than ever convey information to decision-makers in a way that is actionable and easy to understand. Known as “data storytelling” this is becoming a vital part of analytics and the role of the business analyst. While you may think of business analytics are purely numerical role, analysts need soft skills and emotional intelligence to give meaning to their insights.
|SALARY BENCHMARKS||RANGE||DAY RATE|
|Head of Business Analysis||£53,000 - £72,000||£650|
|Business/Process/Systems/Change Analyst||£37,000 - £65,000||£425|
Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
Professional Certificate in Agile Business Analysis
Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis
Expert BA Award
ITSQB – Certified Tester Adv. Level: Test Automation Engineer