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Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Systems Analyst
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

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
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - select business applications for computers
  • Processing Information - develop tables depicting data
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - prepare workflow chart

About the test

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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
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 ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$53,110 or less
Bottom 25%:
$67,460 or less
$87,220 (Average)
Top 25%:
$111,040 or more
Top 10%:
$137,690 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:19,160

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Systems Analysis
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Writing
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Information Ordering
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Clarity
  • Category Flexibility
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Fluency of Ideas
Education Requirements
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
3 - 6 Months:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 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 Developer, Applications Systems Analyst, Automatic Data Processing Planner, Business Analyst, Business Continuity Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Clinical Analyst, Computer Analyst, Computer Analyst Supervisor, Computer Architect, Computer Consultant, Computer Methods Analyst, Computer or Data Processing Systems Consultant, Computer Specialist, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, Computer Systems Design Analyst, Computer Systems Designer, Cross-Enterprise Integrator, Data Processing Consultant, Data Processing Systems Analyst, Data Processing Systems Project Planner, Database Analyst, Database Design Analyst, Digital Computer Systems Analyst, E-Business Specialist, Engineering Systems Analyst, Enterprise Architect, Functional Analyst, Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), Health Systems Analyst, Healthcare Applications Analyst, 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), Information Technology Generalist (IT Generalist), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Information Technology Specialist (ITS), Information Technology Systems Manager, Internet E-Commerce Specialist, IT Business Analyst (Information Technology Business Analyst), IT Security Analyst (Information Technology Security Analyst), Management Information System Analyst (MIS Analyst), Network Administrator, Program Manager, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Programming Specialist, Public Health Informatician, Quality Assurance Analyst (QA Analyst), Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager), Quality Controller, Reporting Analyst, Scientific Systems Analyst, SOC Analyst, Software Analyst, Software Architect, Software Consultant, Software Engineer, Software Quality Engineer, Systems Administration Analyst, Systems Analysis Information Technology Specialist, Systems Analyst, Systems Architect, Systems Developer, Systems Engineer, Systems Integrator, Systems Manager, Systems Programmer, Technical Analyst, Technical Business Analyst, Technical Consultant, Technical Project Manager, Usability Engineer

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.
  • Write a short essay explaining an opinion.
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