Data AnalysisData Analysis

This page is about the skill Data Analysis, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Data Analysis skill assesses core analytical skills. It involves being presented with some basic information about a business, and some small (<1MB) datasets to download at the start of the test. Normally this test is tackled with MS Excel, Python, R, PowerBI, SQL or any other analytical tool of choice. Tasks involved include: cleansing of the data, and then some filtering, grouping, aggregation etc. Once the correct answers are calculated in the analytical tool, they are then selected in the browser in the MCQ quiz.

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What types of things are included in the Data Analysis skill?

The Data Analysis skill assesses knowledge of things like importing data, data wrangling/cleansing, data aggregations, data filtering, defining metrics & basic calculations.

Which types of roles require good Data Analysis skills?

Data Analysis is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Data Analyst, Product Analyst & Marketing Analyst.

Why should we test someone’s Data Analysis skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know Data Analysis well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Data Analysis skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the Data Analysis skill in?

Data Analysis can be assessed through the dedicated Data Analysis test.

Can I add my own Data Analysis questions?

Yes, you can add your own Data Analysis questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Data Analysis skills?

Feel free to reach out and book a quick discovery call here.

How difficult is the Data Analysis skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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