BI / Business Analysis, IT

Business Intelligence Analyst


A business intelligence (BI) analyst is responsible for collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to help a business make informed decisions. Some desirable personality traits for a BI analyst include:

Common tasks 

    TaskRelated trait(s)
    Collecting and analyzing data from various sources  Conscientiousness Creativity and problem solving Achievement striving
    Ensuring that data is accurate, complete, and consistent across all sources.  Conscientiousness
    Creating reports and visualizations to communicate data insights in a clear and concise manner 
    Working with stakeholders to identify business requirements for data and reporting Calmness Communication skills – Understanding others 
    Continuously improving processes and methodologies for data analysis and reporting to ensure that insights are relevant, timely, and actionable. Curiosity Learner

    Soft skills measured by TraitForward

    TraitNo of QuestionsCronbach’s  alpha (α)
    Do they think before they act and speak?
    Presenting with confidence50.74
    Are they socially confident?
    Are they deep learners?
    Do they have a desirable work ethic?
    Creativity and problem solving120.84
    Can they come up with solutions to novel problems?
    Achievement striving100.80
    Do they want to overcome themselves?
    Are they calm?
    Do they like reading?
    Communication skills – Understanding others90.74
    Do they understand others?
    Communication Expressiveness110.84
    Do they express themselves effectively?
    Equality and fairness in leadership110.74
    Are they biased against people and social groups?
    Teamplayer Positive group practices90.74
    Do they like being included in a group?
    *Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (α) determines the extent to which the questions consistently measure each trait and it is expressed as a number ranging between 0 and 1 . Higher values indicate higher agreement between questions.  A value of α equal to greater than .7 indicates acceptable reliability or internal consistency.  For more information on the psychometric properties of the solution, please click here.

    Did you Know?

    Source: US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Median wage: 

    $100,910 / per year

    $48.5 / hour

    The median annual wage for this profession is $100,910. Nonetheless several professionals may not be paid in that rate. A relatively low salary the 10th percentile of the annual wage is $59,430 whilst a relatively high salary, the 90th percentile of the annual wage is $167,040.

    Expected employment growth:

    Number (in thousands in 2021): 113.3

    Number (in thousands in 2031): 153.9

    Employment percent change: 35.8

    Find out the psychometric properties for the Business Intelligence Analyst Traitforward questionnaire