Senior Data Analyst


Cambridge -The Triangle Buildi, GB

Category:  Assessment and Research

Job Title:        Senior Data Analyst x 2

Contract:        Fixed term Contract, 18 months

Hours:            Full Time

Salary:            £33,594 - £39,500
Location:        Cambridge

The Organisation

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries. We are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards.


The Business Unit

Cambridge English is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. We are the global leader in English language assessment. We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We provide exams in English for speakers of other languages taken by over 5 million candidates worldwide each year, as well as the leading range of qualifications for language teachers.


The Role

We are looking for two Senior Data Analysts with a passion for working with data and strong numerical skills to join the Data & Analytics department of Cambridge English.


The Senior Data Analysts will provide data analysis and psychometric support for a variety of English language and admissions tests. You will take responsibility for evaluating test data, and producing statistical reports to a demanding schedule that requires accuracy and attention to detail. Additionally the Senior Data Analysts will identify innovative solutions to improve the processes and systems used in Data & Analytics: designing, developing and testing new analysis and data processing routines (e.g. by creating SAS programs) for departmental use.


You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills for dealing effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels. The ability to work as part of a team and to prioritise and time manage projects is essential.


If you have the required qualifications and feel ready for the challenge of working for one of the world’s leading assessment agencies, please apply now.


What you will be doing 

  • A major part of this role involves carrying out statistical and data analysis to ensure our examinations provide valid and accurate results. This encompasses areas such as evaluating the performance of test materials, malpractice detection and examiner monitoring.
  • The business has a strong process improvement culture to which the post holder will contribute through the development and/or testing of software to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of departmental processes.
  • The post holder will also be required to provide technical support for ad-hoc data requests and to assist in research activities such as long-term educational development projects and the development of new analysis methods.


What we are looking for

  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • A first degree academic qualification, with a focus on statistics, mathematics, computing, psychology, language testing, educational measurement, or social sciences is desirable.
  • Programming experience in languages such as SAS, R and Python is highly desirable.
  • Experience of assessment and educational measurement is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of data management, statistical analysis and quantitative research methods are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database software (e.g. Excel, Access, MySQL Workbench).
  • The ability to work under pressure and attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team.
  • Strong prioritisation and time management skills.



  • In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a superb range of benefits: 
  • Generous contributory pension 
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays 
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) 
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers 
  • Cycle scheme 
  • Subsidised canteens 
  • Support for professional qualifications 


The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.


The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.


We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20/06/2021 and interviews will be held  week commencing 28th June.


If you are successful at interview stage, we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.



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