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Data Analysis test

DevSkiller design Data analysis questions to help recruiters looking to hire the best Data Analysis developers. Each Data analysis test is structured to accurately screen hopeful applicants and test their abilities through a series of challenges and interview questions.

Each Data analysis test that DevSkiller provides is driven by the RealLifeTesting™ methodology. It replicates real-world scenarios and presents realistic challenges for your applicants to complete. Find the candidate you need with a DevSkiller Data analysis test.

Recommended roles for a Data analysis test

  • Junior data analyst
  • Middle data analyst
  • Senior data analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Data analytics consultant
  • IT systems analyst

How a DevSkiller Data analysis test works

The RealLifeTesting™ methodology is behind each Data analysis test that DevSkiller produces. It allows recruiters to analyze an applicant’s knowledge of Data analysis and for candidates to show off their coding ability, problem-solving and time-management skills. Previously used algorithm tests fail in their ability to really demonstrate a developer’s skillset, but a DevSkiller Data analysis test can offer you an in-depth view of a candidate’s attributes, all from the initial screening stage.

Key features

  • Analyze your candidate’s coding ability, not just academic ability
  • Save time and money with remote testing
  • The RealLifeTesting™ methodology offers a greater user experience where candidates can use their own IDE, clone to GIT, run unit tests, and access Stack Overflow/Github/Google for research.
  • Ensure test validity by implementing anti-plagiarism tools
  • Observe tests in real-time
  • Automated results that non-technical recruiters can understand
  • A Data analysis test can assess any level of seniority

Skills covered by a Data analysis test

  • Data analysis
  • MySQL
  • Pandas
  • Python
  • SQL
  • data science
  • Data Structures
  • Python
  • Python 3.x

What to look for in a Data analysis engineer

The idea behind Data analysis is to extract useful information and make decisions based upon that data. Effectively it is the process of cleaning, transforming, and modeling data to discover useful information to help when making business decisions.

To simplify it, think of it like an event in real life. If you are planning for a certain outcome or you are remembering what happened last time to affect your future choices, then you are effectively analyzing the data available and basing your decisions upon that data.

Data analysis engineers use specific tools to help process and manipulate data and look at patterns and correlations between different data sets.

There are several ways data can be analyzed including Statistical analysis, Descriptive analysis, Diagnostic analysis and Predictive analysis.

To hire a Data analysis expert you have to think about what kind of data they will be analyzing for your business and this will help to work out what kind of Data analysis field they should specialize in.

A DevSkiller Data analysis test will be able to help you work out who the real experts are within your candidate group and narrow down your search for the right Data analysis engineer for your business.

Like what you see but want more?

Did you know you can provide your candidates with a customized Data analysis test?

The DevSkiller online task wizard allows you to build your own fully customizable tests. You can set the language tested, allocate your own time limits and set the difficulty-level. If you like, there is also the option to observe candidates in real-time while they take their Data Analysis test. DevSkiller can help you find your next Data analysis engineer today.

Want proof that a Data analysis test will really work?

It is a sensible approach to not be completely swept off your feet on first hearing about our screening tool. After all, you need to think about your company’s finances. We think the following customer testimonial might help to persuade you though:


Started in 2000, Clevertech uses creative problem-solving to help the world’s most innovative organizations build game-changing technology.

The issues facing Clevertech were the sheer amount of applications their recruiters had to sift through. They also found that interviews were a great way to gauge a person’s fit for the company, but not accurate at measuring technical ability. It was a slow process and not the most efficient.

Clevertech’s own developers now use DevSkiller’s customizable tests, to create a unique technical screening challenge for their applicants. The challenge is tailored to focus on the areas most important to Clevertech. By implementing DevSkiller into their pre-existing recruitment process, Clevertech has managed to cut down on interviews, speed up their entire recruitment process and make higher-quality hires than in previous years.

“DevSkiller tests have given candidates the opportunity to prove their technical ability quickly in the interview process. Before, we used to have to book out back to back days of interviews to ensure we were hiring a quality candidate. However, with this integration, we are now able to hire higher-quality candidates with fewer interviews.”

Hayden Trumbo – Recruiting Coordinator at Clevertech

Frequently asked questions

What is RealLifeTestingTM?

Each Data analysis test that DevSkiller provides is powered by the RealLifeTesting™ methodology. This is a unique concept designed to test developers, using a system that is as close to their real work as possible.

RealLifeTestingTM simulates the real-world scenarios that your applicants would be likely to encounter while in the role. It allows you to see exactly how well they will perform on the job, before they have even been hired.

Successful candidates are those who can take their Data analysis test and demonstrate a clear understanding of the subject. Those with the ability to utilize resources and who possess the critical thinking needed to find the most efficient solution to problems they encounter.

How long does it take to set up DevSkiller?

One of the primary aims of DevSkiller testing is to quicken up your recruitment process, so of course it is quick to set-up. DevSkiller comes pre-loaded with hundreds of default Data analysis  questions that are ready-to-go. Just create your account and select the Data analysis test you want to get started with. Then it’s simply a case of emailing the link to your candidates for them to get started.

Do I need to be a programmer to use DevSkiller?

No. Devskiller has been specially designed to be as user-friendly as possible, regardless of your own technical ability. As with the Clevertech case above, if you have your own developers on-hand, then you can design your own customized Data analysis test if required, but that’s up to you. There are hundreds of default tests already created by our own experts to take the pressure off you.

What is even better, our tests are automatically assessed, meaning all you have to do is wait for the results. Even the results are presented in a simple, easy to follow report, that won’t leave you scratching your head.

Data Science
Tested skills
45 minutes max.
Test overview

Task - Level: Easy

SQL | Stamps catalogue | The three highest prices - Select three stamps (price and name) with the highest price.

Programming task - Level: Easy

Python | Pandas | HTML table parser - Implement a function to convert HTML table into a CSV-format file.

Tested skills
45 minutes max.
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Python

Programming task - Level: Easy

Python | Client Base Creator - Implement the application to retrieve customer's contact data from the chat messages.