Power BI Test

The Picked PowerBI test assesses a candidate’s proficiency level in using the PowerBI software as relevant to their role.

  • What is a Power BI test?

    A Power BI test enables recruiters to determine whether a candidate has the knowledge and skills to use Power BI as part of their role.

    The test has been devised so that recruiters can ensure applicants have the required proficiency level in using the software system. Skills assessed in the test include a candidate's ability to use the basic data functions of Power BI, such as the creation of data dashboards, reports, or workbooks.

    More advanced skills in using Power BI can also be assessed, such as creating workflows, applying statistical techniques to data, clustering techniques, and time series analysis.

    A candidate who scores highly in the test is likely to have the capabilities to make the best use of Power BI in their role, whether that be visualising data or performing advanced analytics on data to create company reports.

About the Power BI Test

Power BI is a data visualisation software enabling users to visualise different data sets to create dashboards or reports. Many organisations across various industry sectors use the software to help provide data-driven insights into business performance or product sales. The Picked Power BI test enables recruiters to determine a candidate's capabilities in using Power BI, meaning you shortlist the best candidates for the role and focus your recruitment efforts on candidates with the required skill set.

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  • Why should you use a Power BI test for recruiting?

    When faced with a large pool of candidates, it can be difficult to determine a candidate’s actual proficiency in using a software package from what they say on their CV. Shortlisting the most suitable candidates is even more challenging when multiple applicants state they have the same proficiency level.

    The Picked Power BI test solves this problem. The test assesses candidates' skill level and knowledge in using the functions and features of the Power BI software. The results from the test can then be used to determine which candidates from your applicant pool demonstrate proficiency in the required areas when using Power BI.

    A Power BI test also enables you to fairly and objectively compare candidates according to their skill level, meaning you shortlist only those candidates that demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for the role you are recruiting for. The test is also beneficial in distinguishing between candidates who have stated a similar skill level. The Power BI test can be used to determine whether candidates can use specific functions of Power BI. Or whether they are familiar with using the software for a particular purpose.

    When used in the early stages of the recruitment process, the Picked Power BI test provides you with a time and cost-efficient way to shortlist candidates with the skills and capabilities that meet your needs.

    Power BI is a software package used across multiple sectors, so the test is particularly useful in the recruitment process for several roles, such as:

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Results for the Power BI Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses Power BI skills

In Picked's Power BI test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency, from demonstrating knowledge using various Power BI features and functions to create reports to solving errors and troubleshooting.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Power BI based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are mostly generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by Power BI specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Power BI experience just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of Power BI proficiency.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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    We offer Power BI tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.

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    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

FAQs

What skills are needed for Power BI?

Power BI is an interactive data visualisation and business intelligence software. To effectively use the software, candidates also need to demonstrate a high level of numeracy. Numerical reasoning, attention to detail, and logical reasoning skills are also important when using Power BI.

Do you need programming skills for Power BI?

You do not need programming skills for Power BI. Those using Power BI do need to be computer literate and have good knowledge of data modelling, graphs, and charts.

What is the cost for Picked's Power BI test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay – no set-up or hidden fees.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7 day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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