Tableau Test

Tableau tests are designed to assess a candidate's level of proficiency using the Tableau platform to visualize and understand data.

  • What is a Tableau test?

    Tableau is a popular business intelligence and data visualization software used by organizations of all sizes and industries to analyze and visualize data. It allows users to connect, visualize and share data in a powerful and interactive way, providing insights that can inform decision-making.

    A Tableau test is a standardized assessment of a user's proficiency in using Tableau software. The test typically consists of multiple-choice questions that assess the user's knowledge of Tableau concepts, as well as their ability to create and manipulate data visualizations.

    A Tableau test might ask questions related to data cleaning and preparation, data visualization techniques, and dashboard creation. Users might also be tested on their knowledge of Tableau features such as calculations, filters, and groups.

About the Tableau Test

In today's data-driven world, the ability to analyze and visualize data is becoming increasingly important. Tableau is a popular tool for data analysis and visualization, and proficiency in Tableau can be a valuable skill for professionals in a variety of fields.

Proficiency in Tableau software is becoming increasingly important in many industries, and a Tableau test can help employers assess a candidate's skills in this area. The test can also help individuals identify areas where they may need to improve their Tableau skills.

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  • Why should you use a Tableau test for recruiting?

    Using a Tableau test for recruiting can provide a range of benefits for employers looking to hire data analysts or other roles where data analysis and visualization are a key component.

    One key benefit is that it helps ensure that candidates have the necessary Tableau skills for the job. This can help reduce the risk of hiring candidates who lack the necessary skills, and can ultimately help save time and resources for the employer.

    Another key benefit of using a Tableau test for recruiting is that it can help identify candidates with a high level of proficiency in Tableau. These candidates can be a valuable asset to the organization, as they can help drive data-driven decision-making and provide insights that can help inform business strategies.

    Using a Tableau test can also help streamline the recruitment process by quickly identifying candidates with the necessary Tableau skills. This can help employers save time and resources in the hiring process and help ensure that the right candidates are selected for the role.

    A Tableau test can be suitable for a wide range of roles in which data analysis and visualization are a key component. Some examples of roles that might benefit from a Tableau test include data analysts, business analysts and financial analysts.

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Results for the Tableau 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 Tableau skills

In Picked's Tableau test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of knowledge using the platform. This includes using features such as creating and designing visualizations for data, preparing data for analysis, analyzing and forecasting tools and collaborating and sharing. In addition you should be familiar with the UI, terminology and best practices related to Tableau.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Tableau 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 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 Tableau specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Tableau 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 Tableau proficiency and feels the test is high quality.

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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    All our Tableau tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    We offer Tableau 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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Developed by our team of I/O psychologists, psychometricians and subject matter experts, our assessments provide reliable, valid and impartial results. They strictly follow industry best practices and stay on the leading edge of innovations to have job seekers’ unique profiles, abilities and knowledge accurately evaluated while minimising bias. They draw on years of research and cutting-edge predictive analytics to create assessments that provide valuable insights into performance, retention, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

Tableau Test FAQs

How can a Tableau test help improve our recruitment process?

A Tableau test can help improve your recruitment process by quickly identifying candidates with the necessary Tableau skills. This can help save time and resources and ensure that the right candidates are selected for the role.

What are the benefits of identifying candidates with a high level of proficiency in Tableau?

Identifying candidates with a high level of proficiency in Tableau can help organizations drive data-driven decision-making during the hiring process. Instead of traditional methods of recruitment where you take candidates listed skills as fact, you are able to test these abilities using expert assessments.

What is the cost for Picked's Tableau 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.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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