Data Analyst

Permanent  & FTC, Full-Time, St Albans

£23k - £26k  plus bonus and other benefits

Fantastic opportunity to join a successful research agency

  • ABA Market Research Ltd works with many of the UK’s leading brands – from John Lewis, M&S and Asda, to River Island, and Arcadia

  • ABA is proud to have won recent MRS and AURA awards following nominations from our clients, including Agency of the Year 2017 & Trusted Advisor 2018  – evidence of our high standing in the industry

  • ‘ABAers’ not only enjoy this success but also use their expertise for the wider good – helping to run our shop, ‘Raindrops on Roses’, whose profits all go to charity

  • We are looking for a Data Analyst with the drive to work on challenging and high-profile projects

  • You will be given responsibility from early on and have a mandate to innovate and find your own way

  • Your commitment will be matched with the encouragement and support needed to maximise your potential

Gain behind the scenes exposure to capturing research data

  • You’ll be joining a close-knit team responsible for extracting, processing and transforming data collected through market research into a variety of outputs, from Excel tables to dynamic reporting dashboards

  • You’ll be working across various pieces of technical software, providing logical and efficient solutions to problems, and designing and building new processes

  • From early on, you will be working across a wide variety of clients and projects, so you’ll quickly learn all about quant research data and methods

  • Your work will involve:

    • Setting up and managing online surveys: creating logic rules to ensure the best respondent experience, thoroughly testing, and then managing response collection

    • Producing standard Excel data tables: using industry-standard software to produce tables for internal and external clients

    • Using Excel and VBA to automate and improve processes and outputs, including regular monthly reports, powerpoint decks, dynamic Excel tables

  • You will work closely with multiple teams in the business, from the Insight researchers to the IT Development team to get complex projects up and off the ground

  • You will have the opportunity to grow and develop within the team, perhaps working on statistics/analytics, or working with Tibco Spotfire to produce complex reporting dashboards for our clients.


We’re seeking a combination of energy, adaptability and accuracy

  • Advanced skills in MS Excel – be able to process large amounts of data confidently using a variety of functions and formulas (including logical, text, reference and nested formulas)

  • Intermediate or advanced skills in VBA for Excel – able to write/debug macros that provide dynamic, accurate solutions to automate manual tasks

  • Can marshal large data sets within Excel – ranging from a few thousand records to hundreds of thousands

  • Knowledge of any of the following a bonus but not essential: QPSMR, Spotfire, R, SPSS, any marketing email service provider (eg: SendGrid, MailChimp)

  • Keen aptitude to approach and solve problems in a rational, logical way

  • Comfortable building and streamlining processes to ensure outputs are always efficient and accurate

  • Capacity to plan and prioritise effectively in order to manage work across multiple clients and projects to tight deadlines

  • Ability to work in a thorough, precise manner - display excellent attention to detail and a good eye for anomalies

  • A great team player – as you’ll often be sharing complex tasks – but also willing to get your head down and work independently where needed

  • Good communications skills – comfortable explaining technical problems to a less technical audience and keen to work with internal clients to produce the best possible outputs

  • Above all, this role is about having energy, rigorous thinking and a genuine thirst for doing a great job


An outstanding pay and benefits package

  • £23,000-£26,000 plus performance-related bonus scheme

  • 28 days holiday plus your birthday and bank holidays

  • Flexible working

  • Internal and external training courses – a commitment to your personal development

  • ABA ‘specials’ include a buddy scheme, paid-for lunches and an interest-free season ticket loan

  • A generously funded social committee run by our employees

  • St Albans location, just 20 minutes from central London and well connected to further afield

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