It seems most of the jobs now require an online test,from my point of view, those so called ‘numerical tests’ are just bunch of memory tests.
I find people studying a computing science degree with good grades couldn’t pass those tests while students in finance could. These tests somehow give advantages to those people with a better business background with even zero computing knowledge simply because all questions in the test are either stock data or sales firgure.
I have no idea why on earth these companies use these tests for IT, science or even engineering role, numerical skills? are you kidding, I bet students with a C in A level mathematics could pass the test if they are in a finance degree.
I myself failed some tests when I started my first few applications, I couldn’t understand why since I have a good mathematical and logical background, numerical test should be a piece of cake. Soon I realize I need to practice percentage calculations especially on sales figures, currency data and stock data. Now I could say, yes, I could finish these so called ‘numerical tests’ easily, thank god. (wasted some good applications though).