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Why you need Numeracy Skills Tests

Regardless of the job role or industry, having numeracy skills is a fundamental requirement, whether it be basic knowledge through to excellent numerical understanding that is required. This is where our Numeracy Skill Tests come in, to allow you to see the extent of skills an individual may have.

Our employment assessments such as Mental Arithmetic Test, Numeracy Test and Numerical Comprehension Test within the module offer a full comprehensive range.

The assessments within the Numeracy Skill Test Module are ideal for recruitment purposes when hiring for a position that requires specific numeric skills, as they provide you with the confidence to make an informed hiring decision that your job applicants have the skills before you hire them. Or if you want to re-train your existing employees you can utilise the module assessment to benchmark your teams skills and identify areas of development to help them improve their day-to-day workplace mathematical abilities.

Numeracy skills tests


Overview of Tests

This module is designed to test a candidate’s numeracy, i.e. the ability to understand and work with numbers in a professional setting. The collection of maths & numeracy assessments enable you to identify and evidence the candidate skills at the level and type required by either the individual or the role in question. 

Covering a range of assessments, this module can be utilised to identify mathematical skills such as extracting data trends from charts & tables to basic math without a calculator within a variety of industries and roles, whether this be for initial recruitment or training and development through skills gap identification.

Customer benefits?

All tests within the Numeracy Module are available at three different difficulty levels – Fundamental, Core or Professional. At the point of assignment, the level can be assigned.

Each of the assessments are specifically designed around subject matters. These allow you to easily identify and assign the appropriate assessment for the role or subject knowledge required. This also allows the results to be presented specifically for the subject or numeric skill being measured providing you with a clear and comparable output for each candidate.

Candidate benefits?

Assigning the appropriate subject assessment to the candidate minimises the length of the assessment, eliminates the need for the candidate to have to answer unnecessary/unrelated mathematical questions and ensures the results presented are accurate to that subject being measured.


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Assessments available:

Key skills measured:
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • Accuracy / Speed
  • Attention to detail
  • Keyboard skills
  • Adaptability
  • Reasoning


Numeracy Module FactFile [collated]


arithmetic test

Mental Arithmetic Test

Designed to test an individual’s mental arithmetic ability without a calculator. The Fundamental level tests a candidate’s ability to do simple calculations. At Core and Professional, the difficulty is increased by raising the complexity of the numbers used.

numerical comprehension test

Numerical Comprehension Test

Designed to test an individual’s ability to comprehend and extract key numerical information and data trends from charts and tables with the aid of a calculator. At all levels candidates are required to review data and make a prediction or perform mathematical calculations.

numeracy test

Numeracy Test

Designed to test an individual’s ability to determine the answer to numerical scenarios with the aid of a calculator. All levels contain questions relating to: averages, conversions, costings, decimals, fractions, percentages, ratios and time.

Fundamental test level

• Foundation Level GCSE • CSE (prior to 1988) • Foundation Diploma

Core test level

• Higher Level GCSE • O-Level (prior to 1988) • Higher Diploma

Professional test level

• A-Level • Advanced Diploma • BTEC National Diploma

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All mathematical assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke numeracy activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke numeracy skills assessments, click here.

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Skillsarena’s tests have been used throughout the organisation for all levels of recruitment up to the most senior and have been very well received. The response to the tests has been overwhelmingly positive. All of our recruitment managers are absolutely delighted.
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