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About the test:

The Adaface Tableau test evaluates the candidate's ability to connect data from multiple sources into Tableau, analyze the cleaned data with sort and filters, create and format the data dashboards and publish the visualizations in Tableau.

Covered skills:

  • Connecting with data from multiple sources
  • Data types
  • Sorting and filtering Tableau data
  • Creating dashboards and actions
  • Tableau calculations and LOD
  • Visualizations in Tableau (Charts; Tables; Graphs)
  • Layouts and formatting
  • Cleaning data
  • Managing Tableau worksheets and workbooks
  • Annotating and formatting Tableau visualizations
  • Using Aggregations
  • Dimensions and measures
  • Parameters and legends
  • Publishing and sharing

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Tableau Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Tableau Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Tableau Online 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 at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Connecting with data from multiple sources
  • Cleaning and preparing data
  • Understanding and working with different data types
  • Managing Tableau worksheets and workbooks efficiently
  • Sorting and filtering Tableau data effectively
  • Annotating and formatting Tableau visualizations for clarity
  • Creating interactive dashboards and actions
  • Using aggregations to analyze data in Tableau
  • Applying Tableau calculations and level of detail (LOD) expressions
  • Understanding the concepts of dimensions and measures in Tableau
  • Creating various visualizations in Tableau, such as charts, tables, and graphs
  • Working with parameters and legends in Tableau
  • Designing appealing layouts and formatting in Tableau
  • Publishing and sharing Tableau visualizations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data insights using Tableau
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Tableau Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Calculated Properties
Data Analysis
Here’s sample data imported into Tableau:
Assume only three rows of data is present in the source. Once the data is imported, we added to new calculated fields:

Measure 1 with the formula: SUM([Profit])/SUM([Sales])
Measure 2 with the formula: SUM([Profit]/[Sales])

If we dragged Profit, Sales, Measure 1 and Measure 2 in the viewer as shown here:
Pick the correct statements regarding columns Measure 1, Measure 2 and the row Grand total:
A: Values of Measure 1 would be 0.08, 0.075 and 0.1
B: Values of Measure 2 would be 0.08, 0.075 and 0.1
C: Values of Measure 1 would be 0.08, 0.769 and 0.08
D: Values of Measure 2 would be 0.08, 0.769 and 0.08
E: Values of Measure 1 would be 0.08, 0.155 and 0.255
F: Values of Measure 2 would be 0.08, 0.155 and 0.255
G: Grand total of Measure 1 would be 0.08
H: Grand total of Measure 2 would be 0.08
I: Grand total of Measure 1 would be 0.255
J: Grand total of Measure 2 would be 0.255


Change display icon
What steps would you take to change the following view so that Office Supplies is represented by a different symbol?
A: Click on shapes in the marks area. Then select Office Supplies and the icon of choice and click okay.
B: Right-click on product category, select default properties, and select shape. Then select Office Supplies and the icon of choice and click okay.
C: Right click on the square and select "change shape" from the popup menu. Select the icon of choice and click okay.
D: A, B or C
E: None of these would work


Pie Chart
Data Analysis
We have the following dataset in Tableau:
Which of the following Marks settings will result in following Pie chart?
A: Drag Name to Color
B: Drag Share to Color
C: Drag Name to Label
D: Drag Share to Label
E: Drag Name to Angle
F: Drag Share to Angle
G: Drag Name to Detail
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Calculated Properties
Data Analysis

3 mins



Change display icon

2 mins



Pie Chart
Data Analysis

3 mins

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Calculated Properties
Data Analysis
Medium3 mins
Change display icon
Medium2 mins
Pie Chart
Data Analysis
Easy3 mins
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

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!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Tableau Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Tableau Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Tableau Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Tableau Online Test?

The Tableau Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Connecting with data from multiple sources
  • Cleaning data
  • Understanding and utilizing data types
  • Managing Tableau worksheets and workbooks
  • Sorting and filtering Tableau data
  • Annotating and formatting Tableau visualizations
  • Creating dashboards and actions
  • Using Aggregations
  • Tableau calculations and LOD (Level of Detail)
  • Understanding dimensions and measures

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Tableau Online Test?

  • Connecting with data from multiple sources

    This skill involves the ability to import and connect to data from various sources such as databases, spreadsheets, and web services, allowing users to analyze and visualize data efficiently in Tableau.

  • Cleaning data

    Cleaning data refers to the process of refining and transforming raw data to ensure its accuracy and consistency, enabling users to work with reliable and high-quality data for analysis and visualization.

  • Data types

    This skill involves understanding and handling different types of data, including numerical, categorical, temporal, and geographical data, in Tableau to appropriately use them in visualizations and calculations.

  • Managing Tableau worksheets and workbooks

    Managing Tableau worksheets and workbooks entails organizing and structuring visualizations, dashboards, and data connections effectively for better accessibility, collaboration, and efficiency in Tableau projects.

  • Sorting and filtering Tableau data

    Sorting and filtering data in Tableau allows users to streamline and focus on relevant information by arranging data in a specific order and applying conditions or criteria to display only the desired subset of data in visualizations.

  • Annotating and formatting Tableau visualizations

    Annotating and formatting visualizations in Tableau involves adding informative and explanatory labels, titles, legends, and applying consistent formatting options like colors, fonts, and styles to enhance clarity, understanding, and aesthetics of the visualizations.

  • Creating dashboards and actions

    Creating dashboards and actions in Tableau enables users to combine multiple visualizations and worksheets into a single interactive interface, allowing for dynamic exploration and storytelling with the data.

  • Using Aggregations

    This skill comprises the ability to summarize and aggregate data using various functions in Tableau, such as sum, average, count, and percentiles, providing insights into overall trends and patterns within the data.

  • Tableau calculations and LOD

    Tableau calculations and Level of Detail (LOD) expressions allow users to perform complex calculations, transformations, and aggregations on the data, enabling advanced analytics and customization of visualizations.

  • Dimensions and measures

    Dimensions and measures in Tableau represent different types of data variables, where dimensions define categorical characteristics and measures quantify numerical values, facilitating the creation of meaningful visualizations and calculations.

  • Visualizations in Tableau (Charts; Tables; Graphs)

    Visualizations in Tableau encompass the creation of various types of charts, tables, graphs, and maps to represent data visually, enabling effective communication and interpretation of insights.

  • Parameters and legends

    Parameters and legends in Tableau allow users to add interactivity and flexibility to visualizations by enabling users to control variables and customize views, providing a more personalized and dynamic data exploration experience.

  • Layouts and formatting

    Layouts and formatting in Tableau involve designing visually appealing and functional dashboards or worksheets, including optimizing the arrangement of elements, adjusting sizing and positioning, and applying consistent formatting for a polished and professional presentation.

  • Publishing and sharing

    Publishing and sharing in Tableau involve the process of making visualizations and dashboards accessible to others either through online Tableau Server or sharing as interactive files, allowing for collaboration, data-driven decision-making, and wider dissemination of insights.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Tableau Test to be based on.

    Connecting to databases
    Connecting to Excel files
    Connecting to CSV files
    Understanding data cleaning techniques
    Handling missing data
    Data type conversion
    Data blending
    Data joining
    Creating and managing worksheets
    Managing workbook structure and dependencies
    Using filters for data refinement
    Applying sorting to visualize data patterns
    Adding annotations and labels to visualizations
    Formatting axis, legends, and tooltips
    Creating interactive filters and actions
    Designing interactive dashboards
    Using functions for data aggregation
    Performing calculations with calculated fields
    Using level of detail (LOD) expressions
    Differentiating between dimensions and measures
    Creating bar charts
    Creating line charts
    Creating scatter plots
    Creating pie charts
    Creating treemaps
    Creating geographical maps
    Creating pivot tables
    Creating heat maps
    Creating histograms
    Understanding and using parameters
    Working with legends
    Designing attractive layouts
    Customizing fonts and colors
    Publishing to Tableau Public
    Sharing visualizations via Tableau Server
    Analyzing trends and patterns in data
    Identifying outliers and anomalies
    Presenting data insights effectively
    Understanding the importance of data visualization

What roles can I use the Tableau Online Test for?

  • Tableau Developer
  • Senior Tableau Developer
  • Data Analyst (Tableau)
  • Tableau Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Developer

How is the Tableau Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Creating visualizations in Tableau (Charts, Tables, Graphs)
  • Utilizing parameters and legends
  • Layouts and formatting in Tableau
  • Publishing and sharing Tableau assets
  • Analyzing and interpreting data in Tableau
  • Applying advanced analytics techniques
  • Working with calculated fields and custom formulas
  • Creating interactive and dynamic visualizations
  • Optimizing Tableau performance
  • Performing advanced data blending and data preparation
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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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Tableau Hiring Test FAQs

Can I evaluate Tableau and SQL skills in a single test?

Yes. We support screening multiple skills in a single test. You can review our standard SQL test to understand what type of questions we use to evaluate SQL skills. Once you sign up for any plan, you can request a custom assessment that will be customized to your job description. The customized assessment will include questions for all the must-have skills required for your role.

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. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about 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?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

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.

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