What is the Saville Numerical Analysis Test

The Saville Assessment Numerical Analysis Test is an aptitude test designed to assess your ability to evaluate numerical data. This assessment contains a series of single or dual data sets, e.g. a table and a graph or two tables, followed by four questions per set. These need to be answered using the data presented. This test is taken inside the Saville Oasis Platform.

While the duration of the tests may differ between companies and in application processes, the concepts on them remain the same. The Swift Analysis test is usually comprised of 2–4 sets (8-16 questions), though longer tests include between 7–8 sets (28-32 questions). The Work Aptitude series does not exist in the Swift version; it is comprised of 28 questions and lasts 20 minutes.

The test is strictly timed, with three minutes to answer all the questions for a single passage (less than a minute per question).

You can learn more by watching our Saville Assessments video overview, or scroll down to solve questions that resemble the real test.

Saville Numerical Analysis Sample Questions

Read the graph below and answer the two questions. Remember - in the real test you will have less than a minute to answer each!

saville numerical analysis sample question


1. In percentages, how many more global hectares does the U.S.A occupy in comparison to Japan?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

We need to calculate how many global hectares are occupied by USA and Japan, and then compare between them on a percentage change basis.

USA: (300 mil) x (8 gha/person)=2,400 global hectares

Japan: (125 mil)x(5 gha/person)=625 global hectares

% change = (Difference/Original)x100% = [(2400 - 625)/625]x100% = [(2400/625)-(625/625)]x100% = [(2,400/625)-1]x100% = 284%

2. Approximately what proportion of the combined global hectare count is Japan responsible for?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

This question is not just about adding up all the ecological footprint values and then dividing that of Japan by the calculated sum. We must bring into consideration the population of each country:

GHA = Ecological Footprint x Population

South Africa: 50x2.5 = 125
France: 60x5 = 300
Romania: 25x2.5 = 62.5
Germany: 75x3 = 225
Japan: 125x5 = 625
USA: 300x8 = 2400

Total GHA: 125+300+62.5+225+625+2400 = 3737.5.
Japan's GHA: 625

Japan’s ratio: 625/3737.5 = 0.167
The correct answer is approximately 17%.

Who Takes the Saville Numerical Analysis Test?

The Saville Numerical Analysis Test is given to many different types of applicants: graduates, professionals, management trainees, managers, and senior managers.

Saville use three different test series for these groups:

  • Saville Swift Executive Aptitude Test – a combination of a numerical analysis test, a verbal analysis test, and an abstract reasoning test
  • Saville Analysis Aptitude Test – similar to the above except that a diagrammatic reasoning test replaces the abstract reasoning test
  • Work Aptitude – the same tests as those in the Analysis series, but with a difference in length and number of questions

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How Can JobTestPrep Help?

JobTestPrep offers an extensive pool of numerical reasoning questions that rely on graph/table interpretation skills. Our test writers composed these questions with regard to the characteristics of the Saville numerical reasoning test. JobTestPrep's comprhensive practice pack is comprised of timed test sessions that are adapted to the format and time frames of the actual Saville tests.

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Who Uses Saville Tests?

Below is a table of the most popular companies, organizations, and job positions that require candidates to successfully pass Saville tests. Outscore the competition with JobTestPrep's PrepPacks™ and ensure your success today.

Company Positions
Ernst & Young Manager, internship, accountant
Nestle  Executive & management
Jaguar and Land Rover  Internship, engineer, manager
Lion Co.  Analyst, recruiter, manager
Dong Energy  Financial analyst
Aldi Manager & graduate scheme
Novo Nordisk  Economist, writer, analyst
Deloitte Consultant, manager, auditor
PwC  Graduate scheme & auditor
Phillips 66 Analyst, manager, team leader 
Fujitsu  Project manager
Coca-Cola Operator
Tesco  Customer service
Maersk Brand champion & graduate scheme 
KPMG Auditor & graduate scheme

It's important to note that while these companies are known to use Saville tests, they may also require candidates to take other assessments, sit for interviews, or participate in group exercises.

Skills Required for the Saville Numerical Analysis Test

The main objective of this test is to evaluate a candidate's ability to extract data presented in tables and/or graphs. The test also assesses other important numerical abilities:

Making Numerical Inferences 

Evaluating Quantities 

Comparing Data 

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