What can I expect on a QuantHub Assessment?

QuantHub assessments are used for vetting candidates as potential hires and benchmarking data teams across the globe.

How it Works

QuantHub skill assessment measure proficiency across data science, data engineering, advanced analytics, and data literacy skills using a computer adaptive test (CAT) engine based on item response theory.

Each candidate receives a unique assessment, created in real-time, from a large pool of questions ranging in difficulty. Questions are selected based on the candidate's response to previous questions. In 3-6 minutes or less per skill assessed, a qScore measurement (scale: 0-5) of the candidate's ability and knowledge of a specific skill is determined and reported. Note that QuantHub assessments are designed to adjust to the candidate's ability, adjusting the difficulty of the next question asked to approach the top level of the person’s ability. As a result, the candidate will likely answer some questions incorrectly simply because the QuantHub assessment has calibrated to their ability.

Assessment Structure

Each skill assessment is an adaptive and made up of a mix of multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and coding sorting questions. Each skill that the administer has chosen will include 5 questions with a completion time of between 3-6 minutes. Each assessment is unique and created in real-time from a large pool of questions ranging in difficulty.

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Some important details you should be aware of before taking an assessment:

  • You can complete the skill tests in any order, we recommend starting with the topics you are most familiar with and then working to the topics you find harder.
  • You do not need to take the assessment all at once, but can take breaks between skill assessments.
  • The skill and question numbers are provided throughout the assessment (i.e., Python, 2 of 5).
  • Each test question must be answered before the next question is presented.
    • Responses cannot be changed once they are submitted, nor can a test taker go back and view previous questions.
  • You cannot skip a question–each question presented requires a response.
  • A timer showing the remaining time is accessible throughout the assessment.
    • A timer is also maintained on the QuantHub server. If you encounter any issues with the timer on your local browser, please continue as normal to ensure you utilize the full time allotted.
  • We've allocated additional time for the programming language skills (SQL, R, Python) and the Spreadsheet assessment. This extra time is necessary because these sections involve tasks like organizing code (Parson’s problems) or managing data in a spreadsheet, which can be time-consuming.
  • If you run of time on a skill that is OK; you will be able to easily track your progress as you submit responses.
  • The test must be completed and submitted before the deadline provided.

What is an Adaptive Assessment?

Each QuantHub skill assessment is structured as an adaptive test. This testing approach enables the assessment to cover a broad range of skills and abilities with a smaller number of questions. Each assessment starts with a question of mid-range difficulty and adjusts in response to the test taker's ability after each answer. QuantHub’s data science and advanced analytics tests are designed to measure competencies ranging from entry-level to PhD level.


If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact support@quanthub.com.