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Technical Business Analyst

Technical Business Analyst

Provide expert analysis on business systems and applications.

What's it like to be a Technical Business Analyst?

Technical Business Analysts are responsible for overseeing the implementation of technical business projects and solutions. Technical Business Analysts work with stakeholders and technical team members to map, analyse and document business processes and projects.

Tasks and duties

  • Gathering requirements and acceptance criteria and scoping new projects.
  • Documenting technical requirements.
  • Facilitating workshops and assessing and documenting options.
  • Undertaking systems testing.
Technical Business Analysts have both computer programming skills and business knowledge.

What can I earn as a Technical Business Analyst?

The most common salary  for a Technical Business Analyst is between $100k and $120k
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How to become a Technical Business Analyst

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There is no single career pathway to become a Technical Business Analyst, but a Bachelor degree in engineering or computer science is usually required. Technical Business Analysts also need to be comfortable with computer programming languages.
  1. Research the various courses that are best suited to your interests and future employment aspirations. For example, many Technical Business Analysts start out studying a Bachelor of Computer Science.
  2. Become familiar with computer programming language, for example, acronyms like SAS (Statistical Analysis System), SQL (Structured Query Language), and VB (Visual Basic).
  3. Technical Business Analyst roles usually require experience, so it’s important you absorb as much knowledge as you can while you’re climbing the ladder.

Explore technical business analysis qualifications

Get started on your career path with a qualification in engineering or computer science.

Duration 3 yrs - 6 yrs
16 institutions offering this qualification
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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Software development
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Software development lifecycle

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Project management
  • Agile methodologies
  • Ms office proficiency
  • Change management
  • Stakeholder management
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How do Technical Business Analysts rate their role?

Latest reviews from 9 Technical Business Analysts surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

3 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
API integration
The good things
Challenging and an opportunity to do something that is new to Australia and a step which will change financial demographics in the country.
The challenges
Lots of unknowns cause Australia at the moment does not have a complete guidelines set for this yet.
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Credit Risk
The good things
The good things If you have a technical background in data analysis, coding or reporting then this role allows you to expand into an area where you want to work more with the business. Being able to ...
The challenges
Challenges Working with developers is difficult at times. To explain the steer or direction for what needs to be done is not always black and white. A deliverable is a deliverable, but a quality de...
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed High School (Year 12)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Contact Centre
The good things
The role acts as a conduit between technology and the business
The challenges
Translating technology to business users
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Information Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
ITC Banking and financial services
The good things
Learning new business domains Social networking Mix of pure computer and analytical work
The challenges
Team success is highly dependent Top level management interactions Solving complex problems
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Software development
The good things
-Very diverse -learning new business -software and technology related -different challenges and type of work
The challenges
It is always good to come from a software developer background or at least have wide knowledge about this. The person should be able to think outside the box, be creative and always up for new challen...
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Science
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Health
The good things
Being a Technical Business Analyst is extremely rewarding professionally. With a technical mind and a previous hands-on developer background, I feel I am still close to technology which is a passion a...
The challenges
A key challenge is not to get involved in the happy place - coding but still be able to perform business analysis at a technical level in order to specify, analyse and recommend an appropriate technic...
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Information Systems
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Software development
The good things
You can learn different domain knowledge for different projects. You will be facing both internal and external stakeholders and understanding business requirements and solving business pain and proble...
The challenges
The challenges can be sometimes you will need to work under pressure and within a limit time frame for a project. When communication between different parties are not very effective and efficient, to...
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Regulatory Reporting
The good things
The good thing about being the technical business analyst is that you get to look at the problem from both technical and business point of view. It will give you a better perspective of the problem in...
The challenges
The challenges with being a technical Business Analyst is that you have to constantly upgrade your technical skills as new technologies continue to evolve. It can be tricky sometimes to handle the dif...
1 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Financial markets
The good things
Being a Technical BA is a silo sort of job. No growth and no career progression opportunities. Only contracting roles are available in the market.
The challenges
Too many expectations. Management is not clear about the role. Expect the candidates to be a developer
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What are the job opportunities for Technical Business Analysts?

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Job opportunities

Technical Business Analyst jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
9.5%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. ICT Business and Systems Analysts
Latest Technical Business Analyst jobs on SEEK
Boardriders
Gold Coast
Join the team as Technical Business Analyst and make your mark on a business that is integrating two global companies.
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Holocentric
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Experienced technical business analyst to work in a fast-paced environment on our exciting new product platform
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M&T Resources
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Seeking an experienced Technical Business Analyst to join an established cross functional team. Agile Delivery Environment.
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Paxus
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
A great opportunity to work in a critical role within a large Government organisation to deliver a core system replacement.
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