Data Science online tests

DevSkiller Data Science online tests were formulated by our team of experts to help you test for junior, middle, and senior roles. Our Data Science online tests are perfect for both technical screening and online interviews.

DevSkiller Data Science online tests are powered by the RealLifeTesting™ methodology. This technology allows you to narrow down your search and hire the candidate with the right skill set by simulating real-world work scenarios. 

Python
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
120 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Python

Programming task - Level: Medium

Python | Vehicle sales report - Implement an application to create reports based on the vehicle sales data warehouse.

Python
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
96 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Python

Programming task - Level: Medium

Python | Pandas | A food delivery startup - Transform a database of orders by reducing its dimensionality and creating an additional analytical table.

Python
JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
45 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
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.

Python
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
70 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Machine Learning, Python

Programming task - Level: Medium

Python | DNA Analyzer | Create and clean DNA strands - Implement 2 methods in Python that create and clean DNA strands.

Python
JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
49 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Machine Learning

Programming task - Level: Easy

Python | DNA Analyzer - Implement a method in Python that generates DNA statistical report.

NumPy
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
80 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of *SQL

Programming task - Level: Medium

Python | NumPy | Aircraft measurement data processing - Complete data processing application that aggregates and compresses data streams using NumPy, Python and Data Analysis.

Python
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
70 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Python

Programming task - Level: Medium

Python | NumPy | Aircraft measurement data processing - Complete data processing application that aggregates and compresses data streams using NumPy, Python and Data Analysis.

Python
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
80 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Machine Learning, Python

Programming task - Level: Medium

Python | DNA Analyzer | Create and clean DNA strands - Implement 2 methods in Python that create and clean DNA strands.

The right Data Science tests to screen Data Scientists

Our Data Science online tests are recommended for the following roles

  • Junior data scientist 
  • Middle data scientist
  • Senior data scientist 
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Machine learning scientist
  • Application architect
  • Enterprise architect
  • Data architect
  • Infrastructure architect
  • Data engineer
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Data analyst

How our Data Science online tests work

DevSkiller Data Science online tests are powered by the RealLifeTesting™ methodology. This in-house technology works by testing candidates with real-world working scenarios that they would likely encounter on their first day of work. What’s unique about this methodology is that it provides insight into the candidate’s practical coding skills, critical thinking, time management, instead of focusing on academic knowledge.

Key features

  • Observe the candidate’s undertaking of tests in real-time
  • Remote testing that is both convenient and cost-effective
  • The RealLifeTesting™ methodology offers a greater candidate experience where candidates can use their own IDE, clone to GIT, run unit tests, and access Stack Overflow /GitHub / Google for research
  • Data Science tests provide insight into the candidate’s practical skills, not just their academic knowledge
  • Stringent anti-plagiarism tools
  • Results are automatically generated report that non-technical professionals can understand
  • Data Science tests for junior through to senior-level positions

Skills covered in DevSkiller Data Science tests

  • Data analysis with Python
  • Data Science
  • Python
  • SQL
  • SQLite
  • Dimensional Modelling
  • Panda
  • Python 3.x
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Structures
  • NumPy
  • OCR
  • PDF processing
  • Data Extraction   

What to look for in a data scientist

Data Science is used primarily to make both decisions and predictions by making use of predictive causal analytics, prescriptive analytics, and machine learning. A data scientist is responsible for exploratory data analysis, machine learning & advanced algorithms, and data product engineering.  

First and foremost, data scientists need to be critical thinkers in order to objectively analyze the data before forming an opinion or rendering judgment. Data scientists candidates should also be proficient in coding and be comfortable handling varied programming tasks. Although a broad knowledge of programming languages is preferable, Data Science is moving towards Python while R is also prominent. Proficiency in both mathematics and statistics is vital for a career in Data Science. Finally, experience with machine learning, deep learning, and AI is favorable for a data scientist candidate to possess. With the speed at which industries are moving in these areas, a data scientist must stay in front of the curve in research, as well as understanding what technologies to apply and when.

Want to build your own custom tests?

Did you know that you can create your own custom tests using the DevSkiller online task wizard? That’s right, creating your own fully customizable tests is easy with DevSkiller. Choose your test duration, number of questions, difficulty, and even upload your own codebase. Finding your next data scientist is easy with DevSkiller. 

Interested in our Data Science online tests but still aren’t sure?

We understand that making recruitment decisions for your company is not easy and should be considered before jumping straight in. If you’re still not sold on DevSkiller Data Science online tests then hear what some of our satisfied customers have to say:

Veriday

Veriday is a customer engagement and financial services technology (fin-tech) company specializing in products and solutions that transform customer experiences. Veriday hires approximately 40 developers annually. Before implementing DevSkiller, Veriday’s hiring process was long, tedious, and costly. The biggest problem they faced was wasting time and resources interviewing unworthy candidates. These candidates only reached the interview stage because the screening process was not covering any technical skills. 

After implementing DevSkiller, Veriday was able to reduce the manual intervention required to send and assess the technical test. They were also able to reduce their tech rejection by 25%. With DevSkiller, Veriday now interviews 30 developers (instead of 50) for every 10 hires they make. 

“We have reduced the tech rejection which is great. We’ve seen a 25% improvement at this point after the implementation of DevSkiller. The platform really helps us to assess the programming skills of candidates and provide a logical approach to the problem-solving skills of IT professionals. DevSkiller saved us a lot of time while we had a ramp up and helped us to invite good quality candidates who have performed well in the test, which eventually improved the selection criteria.” 

Sabu Pappu – Talent Acquisition lead at Veriday

Frequently asked questions

What is RealLifeTestingTM?

The RealLifeTestingTM methodology is the foundation of all DevSkiller online tests, including Data Science tests. It goes beyond games and algorithm puzzles to provide a 360-degree view of a developer’s skills. At its core, The RealLifeTestingTM stems from the belief that the best way to evaluate a developer’s development skills is with a work sample test that mirrors the actual development work they’ll do. Our online tests require candidates to build full project apps or add features to existing apps, just like they’ll be doing after being hired. To do this they will need to show their knowledge of coding, in stack resources, resources like Stack Overflow to find solutions and decision making to find the best way to solve the problems they encounter. The results you see show the candidate’s coding skill, decision making, code cleanliness, and problem-solving skills.

How are Data Science online tests evaluated?

The platform gets to work straight away after the candidate completes the tests evaluating the solution. Shortly after, the results are generated into a report that is easy to understand and share across teams and departments. Candidates are evaluated on whether the solution would run (an essential factor in all software development), whether there are any errors in the code, the quality of the code, and how it works in edge cases. There are also robust plagiarism features that show you how similar the results are to previous solutions.

How long does it take to set up DevSkiller?

You can send your first Data Science online test in as little as 5 minutes. DevSkiller’s extensive library of predefined online tests means that you can start testing your candidates right when you set up your account, no other work required.