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Why you need Typing Skills Tests

Are you recruiting for a secretarial or personal assistant role? Or perhaps just needing to strengthen the skills of those already working for you? For these types of roles, an individual’s ability to type quickly and accurately is essential in order to complete their day-to-day work efficiently. Typing Skills Tests are a general indicator of the applicant’s ability to correctly enter and process data in any capacity or environment.

Utilise one of the typing tests available as part of your recruitment process to help filter out those candidates who lack the typing skills you require, allowing you to feel confident in making smart hiring decisions, or utilise as part of a training programme to help refresh staff in capturing information and keying it into a system.

Overview of Tests

These typing assessments enable you to identify and evidence candidate’s typing skills, whether it be via audio with our Audio Typing Test or by copying text either from a screen or print to measure their speed and accuracy with the Speed Typing Test.

All the assessments within the Typing module allow you to assess an individual’s typing accuracy by measuring their Words Per Minute (WPM) score as well as an accuracy percentage.

We even offer both of our typing skills tests aimed specifically at a Legal environment.

Customer benefits?

Separate 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 skill being measured providing you with a clear and comparable output for each candidate.

Typing Skills Tests can be utilised at each stage of the employee life cycle from recruitment through to performance and training. Each assessment within this module includes a comprehensive report with percentiles enabling the user to rank the candidates skill against that of other in the company and worldwide.

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 questions and ensures the results presented are accurate to that subject being measured.


Find out more on the Typing module pricing,
benefits &
 a demo for your company

Assessments available:
Key skills measured:
  • Accuracy
  • Speed of Typing
  • Attention to Detail
  • Audio comprehension


Typing Module FactFile [collated]


Speed Typing test

Speed Typing Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to read and type a given passage of text provided either on-screen or from a printed document, quickly and accurately.

Audio Typing test

Audio Typing Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to transcribe a given recording quickly and accurately, as well as their typing speed by characters and words per minute.

legal speed typing test

Legal Speed Typing Test

Designed to test an individual’s ability to read and type a given passage of legal text provided either on screen or from a printed document, quickly and accurately.

legal audio typing test

Legal Audio Typing Test

Designed to test an individual’s ability to transcribe a given recording quickly and accurately, with a legal subject background.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke 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 assessments, click here.

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Skillarena have given us a fresh perspective on our workforce and the motivation to build upon attracting the right people through an engaging employer brand.
Alison Tookey Employee Relations Advisor, Home Retail Group
Choosing Skillsarena was the best business decision we made, the system is slick and easy to use, our business processes are faster and I recommend the company when speaking to other about their recruitment problems.
Alan Blake Managing Director, Secom Plc
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.
Mark Gillmam Recruitment Business Partner, Southern Housing

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