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Role-Specific Soft Skills Questionnaires

Test your candidates' soft skills across 12 different role-specific questionnaires using this secure online test.

  • 10 minute assessment
  • 100 questions
  • All levels covered: apprentice to CEO
  • PC, Mac, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile
  • Automatic cheat-protection systems
  • Accessible and unbiased by design
  • Predicts workplace performance
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Our qualified business psychologists have designed this Soft skills questionnaire to quickly measure a candidate's soft skills.

Developed by qualified business psychologists in line with the rigorous guidelines published by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA), this is a test you can trust.

Using adaptive test technology, this Soft skills questionnaire has built-in levels for all roles from apprentice to CEO.

Choose from our pre-built norm groups to easily compare your candidates against global benchmarks, or create your benchmarks.

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ASSESSMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS

Soft skills testing for every role and every level

Objectively measure measure a candidate's soft skills across all levels including apprentice, graduate, managers, and CEO.

You can be confident in the results knowing our Soft skills test are automatically tailored to assessing each candidate's unique set of skills.

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Proven and trusted online assessments to quickly identify potential. All our assessments use robust science backed up by research and development according to EFPA standards.

Developed by experts

Our qualified in-house business psychologists have been developing psychometric tests for over 10 years. They push for innovation and are regular lecturers at Birkbeck, University of London. Our psychologists have developed advanced expertise in the latest psychometric methods including item response theory including the Rash model. Our expertise means we are often used by other psychometric test publishers to help them build or improve their psychometric assessments. By working with Test Partnership you get industry-recognised expertise from qualified business psychologists.

Industry-leading accuracy

Our psychologists use the latest psychometric test models including item response theory (IRT) to ensure accurate test scores. Our assessments have industry-leading reliability and validity properties, so you can have confidence in the outcomes. The results you get from our assessments have been demonstrated through research to be highly accurate which means you get actionable insights into your candidates' performance. By working with Test Partnership you get confidence in your data.

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All our assessments have robust evidence to prove they do not adversely affect protected groups. Our test development process includes trialling our questions on tens of thousands of participants from mixed backgrounds, and our research shows 'Cohens d' effect sizes better than industry best-practice. You can use our assessments safe in the knowledge that they are fair and inclusive.

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Performance data

Calibrated by tens of thousands of results correlated with job performance predictors.

Cheat protection

Rigorous protection against candidate cheating including: item banking; digital copy protection; and atypical behaviour detection.

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Modern user interface and graphics library for easy administration, shorter test times, and adaptive tests to enhance candidate experience.

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The Soft Skills Questionnaire Roles

Here is the full list of all the role-specific Soft skills questionnaires currently available, and the specific soft skills they measure:

Administrative Roles

Interpersonal Skills - An administrative professional’s propensity towards effective, careful, and goal directed interpersonal communication. Measures the following sub-traits: Negative Expression, Positive Expression,Social Tact,Socially Comfortable.

Organised and Focused - An administrative professional’s propensity to manage their workload, avoid distractions, and use their time efficiently. Measures the following sub-traits: Initiative, Energetic, Methodical, Goal Focus.

Process Orientation - An administrative professional’s disposition towards systems, procedures, and formal processes. Measures the following sub-traits: Cheerful, Cooperative, Empathetic, Social Tact.

Teamwork - An administrative professional's propensity to form interpersonal connections with their team members. Measures the following sub-traits: Cooperative, Sociable, Positive Expression, Connection Seeking.

Trustworthy - An administrative professional’s propensity towards honesty, fairness, and adherence to one’s moral principles. Measures the following sub-traits: Fairness, Honesty, Principled, Trusting.

Customer Service Roles

Communication and Listening - A customer service professional’s proclivity towards interpersonal communication. Measures the following sub-traits: Positive Expression, Assertive, Outgoing, Sociable.

Organised and Thorough - A customer service professional’s propensity to remain focused, diligent, and proactive. It also ensures that customer service professionals pay attention to detail, displaying a careful approach to tasks. Measures the following sub-traits: Diligence, Discipline, Methodical, Initiative.

Providing Great Service - A customer service professional’s propensity to connect with their customers, understand their challenges, and to make their customers’ needs their number one priority. Measures the following sub-traits: Cooperative, Altruistic, Sympathetic, Empathetic.

Positivity and Optimism - A customer service professional’s propensity to remain positive, cheerful, and energetic. Measures the following sub-traits: Positivity, Cheerful, Energetic, Emotional Awareness.

Resilience and Stress Management - A customer service professional’s propensity to remain emotionally consistent, optimistic, and in-control during periods of stress. Measures the following sub-traits: Collected, Confidence, Self-Directed, Self-Esteem.

Finance Roles

Achievement-Oriented - A finance professional's level of drive, motivation, and desire to achieve their set objectives. Measures the following sub-traits: Drive Goal, Focus, Perseverance, Persistence.

Communication and Influence - A finance professional's propensity to express themselves clearly and confidently. Measures the following sub-traits: Positive Expression, Assertive, Outgoing, Social Tact.

Objective and Rational - A finance professional's propensity to think clearly, unencumbered by irrational thoughts or hot cognition. Measures the following sub-traits: Free-Thinking, Inquisitive, Complexity, Perspective.

Planning and Organising - A finance professional's propensity to display a structured, methodical, and organised approach to their work. Measures the following sub-traits: Diligence, Discipline, Methodical, Vigilance.

Resilient and Adaptable - A finance professional's propensity to manage stress, avoid burnout, and adapt to disruptive change. Measures the following sub-traits: Collected, Confidence, Self-Directed, Self-Esteem.

Human Resources Roles

Emotional Intelligence - A human resources professional’s propensity to understand emotion and interpersonal communication. Measures the following sub-traits: Empathetic, Emotional Awareness, Intuitive, Sympathetic.

Interpersonal Skills - A human resources professional’s propensity to communicate carefully, effectively, and diplomatically with other people. Measures the following sub-traits: Negative Expression, Positive Expression, Social Tact, Socially Comfortable.

Organised and Focused - A human resources professional’s propensity to manage their workload, avoid distractions, and use their time efficiently. Measures the following sub-traits: Initiative, Energetic, Methodical, Goal Focus.

Principles and Ethics - A human resources professional’s disposition towards morality and adherence to ethical principles. Measures the following sub-traits: Principled, Fairness, Honesty, Consideration.

Process Orientation - A human resources professional’s disposition towards systems, procedures, and formal processes. Measures the following sub-traits: Fairness, Discipline, Vigilance, Routine-Orientated.

Sales Roles

Adaptable and Resilient - A sales professional’s propensity to manage stress and handle pressure in high-stakes sales roles. Measures the following sub-traits: Collected, Confidence, Self-Directed, Self-Esteem.

Client Focus - A sales professional’s propensity to build a meaningful rapport with their clients, make the client’s needs a high priority, and take a genuine interest in the issues that they face. Measures the following sub-traits: Cheerful, Cooperative, Empathetic, Social Tact.

Communicative and Engaging - A sales professional’s interpersonal skills, their propensity to exert their influence to convince others. Measures the following sub-traits: Positive Expression, Sociable, Outgoing, Assertive.

Enterprising - A sales professional’s motivation to achieve their goals and display a competitive spirit. Measures the following sub-traits: Drive, Goal Focus, Perseverance, Persistence.

Proactive and Attentive - A sales professional’s propensity to remain focused, diligent, and consistent on a daily basis. Measures the following sub-traits: Initiative, Diligence, Discipline, Methodical.

Management Roles

Adaptable and Flexible - A manager’s propensity to deal with stress, accept transformational change, and adapt during times of high pressure. Measures the following sub-traits: Methodical, Diligence, Discipline, Initiative.

Emotional Intelligence - A manager's propensity to understand emotions and interpersonal interaction. Measures the following sub-traits: Fairness, Honesty, Principled, Empathetic.

Industrious - A manager's propensity towards hard work, achievement motivation, and persistence in their efforts. Measures the following sub-traits: Social Tact, Outgoing, Sociable, Influence.

Influential - A manager’s propensity to exert influence, control social situations, and carefully navigate the interpersonal realm. Measures the following sub-traits: Self-Confidence, Assertive, Socially Comfortable, Social Confidence.

Organisation - A manager's propensity to adopt a structured, planned, and systematic approach to their work. Measures the following sub-traits: Collected, Confidence, Self-Directed, Self-Esteem.

Apprentice Roles

Adaptability and Resilience - An apprentice’s propensity towards effective stress management, an acceptance of change, and a willingness to change personally. Measures the following sub-traits: Collected, Confidence, Self-Directed, Self-Esteem.

Interpersonal Skills - An apprentice’s propensity towards effective, careful, and goal directed interpersonal communication. Measures the following sub-traits: Social Tact, Socially Comfortable, Positive Expression, Outgoing.

Problem Solving - An apprentice’s propensity towards innovation, idea generation, and outside the box thinking. Measures the following sub-traits: Long-term focused, Creativity, Innovation, Need for Cognition.

Willing to Learn - An apprentice’s propensity towards intellectual curiosity, flexible thinking, and a drive to acquire knowledge. Measures the following sub-traits: Inquisitive, Free-Thinking, Curiosity, Cognitive Flexibility.

Work Ethic - An apprentice’s propensity towards a high level of effort, achievement motivation, and a drive to succeed. Measures the following sub-traits: Drive, Goal Focus, Initiative, Perseverance.

Engineering Roles

Adaptability and Resilience - An engineering professional’s propensity to cope with stress and remain level-headed during particularly trying times. Measures the following sub-traits: Collected, Confidence, Self-Directed, Self-Esteem.

Analytical - An engineering professional’s propensity to carefully analyse and evaluate information. Measures the following sub-traits: Free-Thinking, Inquisitive, Methodical, Vigilance.

Dedication and Commitment - An engineering professional’s motivation and staying power when completing difficult tasks. Measures the following sub-traits: Drive, Perseverance, Persistence, Goal Focus.

Focused and Organised - An engineering professional’s propensity to remain consistent and diligent throughout their work. Measures the following sub-traits: Diligence, Discipline, Methodical, Initiative.

Teamwork - An engineering professional’s propensity to form interpersonal connections with their team members. Measures the following sub-traits: Cooperative, Sociable, Positive Expression, Connection Seeking.

Graduate Roles

Adaptability and Resilience - A graduate’s propensity towards effective stress management, an acceptance of change, and a willingness to change personally. Measures the following sub-traits: Collected, Confidence, Self-Directed, Self-Esteem.

Interpersonal Skills - A graduate’s propensity towards effective, careful, and goal directed interpersonal communication. Measures the following sub-traits: Social Tact, Socially Comfortable, Positive Expression, Outgoing.

Problem Solving - A graduate’s propensity towards innovation, idea generation, and outside the box thinking. Measures the following sub-traits: Long-term focused, Creativity, Innovation, Need for Cognition.

Willing to Learn - A graduate’s propensity towards intellectual curiosity, flexible thinking, and a drive to acquire knowledge Measures the following sub-traits: Inquisitive, Free-Thinking, Curiosity, Cognitive Flexibility.

Work Ethic - A graduate’s propensity towards a high level of effort, achievement motivation, and a drive to succeed. Measures the following sub-traits: Drive, Goal Focus, Initiative, Perseverance.

IT and Tech Roles

Analytical - An IT professional’s propensity to engage in objective and purposeful evaluation, allowing them to understand complexity. Measures the following sub-traits: Fairness, Discipline, Vigilance, Routine-Orientated.

Focused and Thorough - An IT professional’s propensity to concentrate and dedicate significant attention to important tasks. Measures the following sub-traits: Principled, Fairness, Honesty, Consideration.

Innovative - An IT professional’s propensity to generate novel, unconventional, and unorthodox ideas. Measures the following sub-traits: Empathetic, Emotional Awareness, Intuitive, Sympathetic.

Problem Solving - An IT professional’s propensity to persist when solving problems, ensuring that solutions are reached no matter what. Measures the following sub-traits: Negative Expression, Positive Expression, Social Tact, Socially Comfortable.

Project Management - An IT professional’s propensity to mobilise resources and gear them towards completing a project. Measures the following sub-traits: Initiative, Energetic, Methodical, Goal Focus.

Legal Roles

Attention to Detail - A legal professional's propensity towards careful and deliberate working. Measures the following sub-traits: Methodical, Diligence, Discipline, Initiative.

Communication and Influence - A legal professional’s propensity to speak their mind, express their opinions, and convince other people. Measures the following sub-traits: Principled, Fairness, Honesty, Consideration.

Confidence and Presence - A legal professional’s level of interpersonal assertiveness and social confidence. Measures the following sub-traits: Self-Confidence, Assertive, Socially Comfortable, Social Confidence.

Principles and Ethics - A legal professional’s propensity to follow a moral code and to play by the rules. Measures the following sub-traits: Principled, Fairness, Honesty, Consideration.

Resilience and Stress Management - A legal professional’s propensity to manage stress and pressure. Measures the following sub-traits: Collected, Confidence, Self-Directed, Self-Esteem.

Marketing Roles

Communicative and Expressive - A marketing professional’s propensity to effectively express their thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Measures the following sub-traits: Assertive, Energetic, Sociable, Outgoing.

Creative - A marketing professional's propensity to generate novel, interesting, or unusual ideas and concepts. Measures the following sub-traits: Artistic, Free-Thinking, Imaginative, Inquisitive.

Detail-Oriented - A marketing professional’s propensity to display a careful, methodical, and cautious workstyle. Measures the following sub-traits: Diligence, Discipline, Methodical, Vigilance.

Flexible and Adaptable - A marketing professional’s ability to deal with change, stress, and uncertainty. Measures the following sub-traits: Long-term focused, Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Directed.

Lateral Thinking - A marketing professional’s intellectual curiosity and level of abstract thinking. Measures the following sub-traits: Need for Cognition, Innovation, Complexity, Adventurous.

The Soft Skills Questionnaire competencies

Here is the full list of all the competencies measured by the the Soft Skills Questionnaire:

Achievement-Oriented, Adaptability and Resilience, Adaptable and Flexible, Adaptable and Resilient, Analytical, Attention to Detail, Client Focus, Communicative and Engaging, Communicative and Expressive, Communication and Influence, Communication and Listening, Confidence and Presence, Creative, Dedication and Commitment, Detail-Oriented, Emotional Intelligence, Enterprising, Focused and Organised, Focused and Thorough, Industrious, Innovative, Interpersonal Skills, Lateral Thinking, Objective and Rational, Organisation, Organised and Focused, Organised and Thorough, Planning and Organising, Positivity and Optimism, Principles and Ethics, Problem Solving, Process Orientation, Project Management, Providing Great Service, Resilience and Stress Management, Resilient and Adaptable, Teamwork, Willing to Learn, Work Ethic.

Soft skills Test FAQs

What roles should you use Soft skills tests for?

Soft skills are a range of behavioural competencies which underpin performance and job-fit in specific roles. As these competencies are behavioural in nature, they require dedicated behavioural assessments to measure them. Additionally, the particular soft skills which underpin performance will vary based on the role, and may differ significantly between roles, so the Soft skills tests is suitable for any role.

What skills are covered in a Soft skills test?

Above is the full list of all the role-specific Soft skills questionnaire currently available, and the specific soft skills they measure.

Why should you include Soft skills tests in your hiring process?

Soft skills tests in the hiring process assess candidates' soft skills and can predict job performance, and ensure objectivity, saving time and resources while enhancing the quality of hires and reducing potential risks.

Who are these Soft skills tests suitable for?

Our tests use adaptive test technology which allows our Soft skills tests to be suitable for all levels (from school leavers to senior executives). By administering only psychometrically-optimal questions for each candidate, the Soft skills questionnaires can reach an equal or greater level of reliability than comparable assessments, but in less than half the time.

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