Welcome to our guest post by Rob Williams Assessment and School Entrance Tests on Developing skills models and skills frameworks.

Our skills model development work

Skills model design question?

Ask ROB (expert test developer) your questions by emailing rrussellwilliams@hotmail.co.uk

An Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Rob Williams is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working and designing tests. He is also the author of five psychometric books and has worked for the leading global psychometric test publishers including SHL, Kenexa IBM, MBTI, CAPP and SOVA Assessment.

Our other psychometric test design specialities

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Cognitive skills

  • Analytical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Multi-lingualism
  • Reading, writing and mathematics
  • Systems thinking

Technology skills

  • AI and big data
  • Design and user experience
  • Networks and cybersecurity
  • Programming

Engagement skills

  • Marketing and media
  • Service orientation and customer service

Management skills

  • Quality control
  • Resource management and operations
  • Talent management

Physical skills

  • Manual dexterity, endurance and precision
  • Sensory-processing abilities


  • Ethics Environmental stewardship
  • Global citizenship
  • Curiosity and lifelong learning
  • Self-efficacy
  • Dependability and attention to detail
  • Motivation and self-awareness
  • Resilience, flexibility and agility
  • Working with others
  • Empathy and active listening
  • Leadership and social influence
  • Teaching and mentoring
  • Technological literacy