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Computer Systems Analyst

Computer Systems Analyst

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Computer Systems Analyst (Short)

Computer Systems Analyst

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Interacting With Computers - implement computer system changes
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information - develop tables depicting data
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - select business applications for computers
  • Analyzing Data or Information - evaluate computer system user requests or requirements
  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - use computer networking technology

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Computer Systems Analyst Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Computer Systems Analyst test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:15-1121.00
Simulation Context:Information Technology
O*Net Context:Computer and Mathematical
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$55,180 or less
Bottom 25%:
$70,000 or less
$90,920 (Average)
Top 25%:
$117,120 or more
Top 10%:
$147,670 or more

US Employment Statistics
2028 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:53,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Systems Analysis
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Oral Expression
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Information Ordering
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Applications Analyst, Applications Systems Analyst, Automatic Data Processing Planner, Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Clinical Analyst, Computer Analyst, Computer Analyst Supervisor, Computer Architect, Computer Consultant, Computer Methods Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, Computer Systems Design Analyst, Computer Systems Designer, Cross-Enterprise Integrator, Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist, Data Processing Consultant, Data Processing Systems Consultant, Data Processing Systems Project Planner, Database Analyst, Database Design Analyst, Digital Computer Systems Analyst, E-Business Specialist, Engineering Systems Analyst, Enterprise Architect, ERP Technical Lead (Enterprise Resource Planning Technical Lead), Functional Analyst, Health IT Specialist (Health Information Technology Specialist), Health Systems Analyst, Implementation Consultant, Information Scientist, Information Systems Analyst (ISA), Information Systems Architect, Information Systems Auditor, Information Systems Consultant, Information Systems Planner, Information Systems Specialist, Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst), Information Technology Auditor (IT Auditor), Information Technology Consultant (IT Consultant), Internet E-Commerce Specialist, IT Business Analyst (Information Technology Business Analyst), IT Security Analyst (Information Technology Security Analyst), Public Health Informatician, Reporting Analyst, Research and Development Specialist, Scientific Systems Analyst, Software Architect, Software Consultant, System Analyst, Systems Analysis Information Technology Specialist, Systems Analyst, Systems Architect, Systems Developer, Systems Engineer, Systems Integrator, Technical Analyst, Technical Business Analyst, Technical Consultant, Usability Engineer, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Software Developers, Systems Software, Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers, Computer Network Architects, Database Administrators, Software Developers, Applications, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, Web Administrators, Computer Programmers, Electrical Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Geographic Information Systems Technicians, Transportation Planners, Logistics Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Validation Engineers, Computer Hardware Engineers

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Interpret and report functional requirements.
  • Accurately communicate the maintenance schedule to employees.
  • Optimize infrastructure strategy for phones and network.
  • Calculate product defect rate.
  • Respond to a customer inquiry.
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