Technical Analyst

United Kingdom
02 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


As agreed and directed by the Senior Manager/Head of TSI, the Technical Analyst will:

  • Support the TSI team with all aspects of data and statistical analyses, modelling, and in particular, the provision of awarding data, as required;
  • Undertake the analyses of examination data including statistical analyses of outcomes and performances
  • Translate and present data in a meaningful way for use in both awarding qualifications and in post-results monitoring reports.
  • Assist with the production and disseminating of data to external stakeholders.
  • Work closely with colleagues from within Pearson as necessary, to ensure effective communication, co-operation and implementation of Pearson policy and planning;


Statistical/Research Function:

  • Ensure that all analyses are completed to schedule and to a high quality, taking responsibility for aspects of the management of projects, as agreed.
  • Manage the production of awarding statistics for Pearson's GCSE, AS/A level, BTEC and International and any other qualifications and associated post-examination evaluation analyses, contribute to the discussion on the assessment methodologies and examination structures to ensure that information needs are met.
  • Policy and Planning: to support the Senior Manager/Head of TSI in discussions within Pearson, and where necessary, with other Awarding Bodies and external agencies relating to data analysis issues, implementing inter-board agreements and changes in procedures in line with Pearson policy.
  • Procedures Management: to assist in the monitoring of the examining and awarding process to ensure all agreed procedures are adhered to.
  • Quality Management: to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of assessment and other procedures so that potential areas of difficulty are foreseen and the requirements of the Regulator are met.
  • To take part in evaluation studies for new examinations, as agreed.
  • Contributing to the broader work of the TSI team: supervising and mentoring TSI team members on specific projects as directed by the Senior Manager/Head of TSI to enable team members to: respond to the wide range of demands placed on the team.
  • Develop a high level of skill, experience and expertise to enable them to respond to the wide range of demands placed upon them


  • Quality and delivery: Ensure that all analyses are completed to schedule and to quality, taking responsibility for accuracy and timely transmission of data analyses;
  • Awarding Process: provide statistical information to support the awarding process and to identify trends and comparability issues at the time of awarding.
  • Data / Information Collection: manage the collection of necessary data and analysis of these data and produce suitable reports and recommendations, as agreed;
  • Assessment monitoring: provide technical support including the preparation and evaluation of statistical data to ensure the effective running of the examination process and the maintenance of subject, year-on-year and inter-board comparability;
  • Customer focus: Establish and maintain good working relationships with other teams within Pearson, providing advice, formulating problems and providing solutions with technical robustness as appropriate.


  • Provision of advice and guidance regarding statistics for awarding personnel,
  • Advice on the provision of item level statistics and other statistical analyses to support the awarding process when required,
  • Meeting short deadlines whist ensuring accuracy and completeness.


Education, Qualifications and background


  • Numerate degree including standard statistical techniques.
  • Statistical analysis, report writing


  • Higher degree involving statistics or mathematics
  • Knowledge of the UK education system
  • IT Literacy
  • Competent user of word processor (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases (eg ACCESS) user of SPSS
  • Experience of IRT/Rasch software (eg WINSTEPS, Conquest, RUMM

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