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ETL Assessments

The ETL Test is preferred by recruiters to assess on-the-job skills of candidates before an interview. It reduces technical screening time by 80% by enabling employers to identify qualified candidates.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements


Data Reduction
Data Mining Process
Data Integration And Transformation
Data Modeling Techniques
Database Lifecycle
Data Objects Datastage Engine
Aggregate Stage
Datastage Functions
Data Mining
Data Modeling
Informatica PowerCenter
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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How to use the Adaface ETL Test

Start screening candidates within minutes with the ready-to-go ETL Test

1. Choose the most appropriate test for your role

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assessment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Customize the Adaface ETL Test according to your job description

1. Get a custom assessment from our library of 500+ skills within 48 hours

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assesment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Adaface ETL Test is trusted by enterprises worldwide

Morgan Stanley
SG Government
Ernst and Young
Optimum Solutions
United Nations
Love Bonito

About the Adaface ETL Test

Evaluate ETL technical skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered by an intelligent chatbot.


Data Reduction
Data Mining Process
Data Integration And Transformation
Data Modeling Techniques
Database Lifecycle
Data Objects Datastage Engine
Aggregate Stage
Datastage Functions
Data Mining
Data Modeling
Informatica PowerCenter
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
SAP Data Services
SAS Data Manager
Talend Open Studio
Pentaho Data Integration (PDI)
Production Validation Testing
Source to Target Count Testing
Source to Target Data Testing
Metadata Testing
Performance Testing
Data Transformation Testing
Data Quality Testing
Data Integration Testing
Report Testing
Staging Layer
Data Integration Layer
Access Layer
Data Marts
Data Mining
Data Warehousing
Data Purging
Power Mart
Power Center
Data Source View
Business Intelligence
ETL Pipeline
Data Cleaning
User Interface Bug
Input/Output Bug
Boundary Value Analysis Bug
Calculation Bugs
Load Condition Bugs
Race Condition Bugs
ECP (Equivalence Class Partitioning) Bug
Version Control Bugs
Hardware Bugs
Help Source Bugs
OLAP Cubes
Grain of Fact
ODS (Operational Data Store)
Staging Area
Bus Schema
SCD (Slowly Change Dimension)

Recommended Roles:

ETL Data warehouse Application Developer
ETL Developer
ETL Analyst
Data Stage Developer
SSE-ETL Developer

Why You Should Use This ETL Online Assessment Test

The ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface ETL test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for ETL developer roles:

  • Knowledge of coding languages, including Java, XML, and SQL
  • Proficiency in warehousing architecture techniques, including MOLAP, ROLAP, ODS, DM, and EDW
  • Ability to analyze a company’s big-picture data needs
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve complex technical problems
  • Strong project management skills

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for the ETL developer roles. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The ETL developer test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

About ETL Developer Roles

The term ETL stands for Extract, Transform, and Load. It is a process by which data is extracted and shifted from various sources into a data warehouse.


Data is extracted from the source system into the staging area. These sources can be text files, SQL servers, spreadsheets, or vendor data.


The data extracted from the previous process has to be cleansed, mapped, and transformed. This happens through the many validations that are set up for filtering and cleaning of data.


In this stage, data is loaded into the target warehouse database.

An ETL developer is an IT specialist who designs data storage and data warehousing systems.

Typical ETL Developer responsibilities include:

  • Designing, developing, and maintaining the data warehousing system to desired company specifications
  • Ensuring the data quality of the extracted data
  • Creating an enhanced data solution for the seamless delivery of data
  • Troubleshooting issues for optimized data flow

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distributon will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.



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What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.
Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.
I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

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