What is DevSKiller?

DevSKiller is a cloud-based human resource (HR) solution specializing in helping businesses hire programmers. It allows users test applicants on programming skills and knowledge of programming languages.

It allows users to create custom tests using their own code base or choose from a library of preset exams. Programming tasks, code review challenges and multiple-choice tests are available. Users send applicants email invitations to take part in these exams and candidates can take the exams online.

DevSKiller automatically scores multiple-choice tests, programming tasks and checks the quality of code. Users can review code challenges personally or let DevSKiller’s experts review it for them. After assessing candidates’ qualifications, user...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

37 Reviews of DevSKiller

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.68 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

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August 2020

Ash from MTCON

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Museums and Institutions

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2020

Good for the nitty-gritty, surprising what you'll find out about your candidates

We needed to find a developer that suited our team, both in terms of personality and in terms of coding abilities. Tests are never a perfect way to assess a candidate alone, but they should be used in conjunction with other information (as some people just perform badly in tests). I am really happy with the information that Devskiller is surfacing on the candidates that we are getting in, it is surprising how different seniorities of developers perform (or don't perform). I assessed a few options before choosing the tool, this one seemed to be the best option and has certainly been good for us. Excellent customer service and very clear results reporting.

Pros

The depth at which you could assess candidates. For example, you can assess them on a range of code libraries - my focus was on Vue.js. The answers are not findable in Google and the company have internal tools to ensure this, so developers won't be able to find the answers on Stack Overflow by searching them. The questions are good, the multiple choice questions are challenging enough to prevent people from simply guessing (or the old cliche of choosing 'c'), particularly the questions that require you to choose multiple options (one or many answers to a question). The programming exercises are really the creme de la creme though, I was actually really surprised at the differences between candidates at different seniorities. These are not questions you can find in Google, these are live programming exercises which have a number of tests that need to be passed. You can view the approach, you can check their abilities to use GIT, you can use cheating-prevention mechanisms.

Cons

The pricing structure is a little bit restrictive and it would be great if it was more modular. That said, I moaned about this to their customer services team and they were very helpful in helping us find a fit. The interface is a little cumbersome at times when trying to build tests.

May 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Intuitive, practical and with a great support team

With Devskiller we’re able to evaluate candidate’s technical skills in a more efficient and faster way. It saves time not only from the recruitment process, but from the seniors developers that used to have to manually create and correct the tests before we started using Devskiller.

Pros

Devskiller has really contributed to improve the performance of our Recruitment Team. One of its advantage is the possibility to create custom tests to evaluate candidates in all sorts of levels and technologies, saving us time during the recruitment process. Another great benefit is the customer Support team, who are very fast and effective! Always solving our problems and quickly answering our questions and doubts.

Cons

When the same candidate answer more than one test, it doesn’t shows the results separately, only the average score, which can be a little confusing.

August 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

August 2020

Software didn't work

Applied for a job and was given a programming task using this DevSkiller. I got the source from Git, made my changes and hit the 'Build and Run Tests' button - everything passed! So I hit finished and the Hiring Manager at [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] could not see my submission or code. He sent me the exam again. This time I tried uploading the zip. Same thing - followed the instructions perfectly and hit the build and run. After I finished they still couldn't see my code. This pointless software cost me a job! There are no words to describe how useless this is

Pros

None - absolute waste of time - the interface looks good but you could waste two hours and your work might not even be visible after you hit 'finish'. There's also no mechanism on their website to get in touch and log a complaint!

Cons

Programming tasks using DevSkiller don't work.

September 2020

Swati from Ninth Floor Technologies LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2020

Excellent dev hiring tool!

Prior to Devskiller, our development team was spending a lot of valuable time developing their own tests to verify the technical skills of dev applicants. Devskiller has helped streamline that for us right off the bat!

Pros

Devskiller has augmented our technical hiring practices for our development team. We really like the depth and breadth of coding tests available and we have the ability to add our own tests. Starting with a free trial was a plus as it allowed us to easily assess the tool's capabilities before subscribing!

Cons

We look forward to Devskiller expanding its test library and making the user interface more intuitive.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Amazingly useful, Outstanding customer support - An absolute Lifesaver

Using Dev Skiller was a lifesaver. I was lost for how I was going to choose a developer when I have no experience within coding however this help immensely. That being said, even if you have coding experience the tool is very valuable, if not more so because you will be able to dive in deeper to check the results and build an amazing test. This is a great tool to evaluate candidates and compare against each other.

Pros

Having no coding/develper experience I had no way to screen, test and compare my candidates to find a developer for my website. Dev Skiller was a lifesaver in allowing me to do all of these and easily shortlist my candidates and see where their strengths and weaknesses lie. The set up process was simple and intuitive and was up and running and testing people very quickly. The support from Dev Skiller is outstanding and the team are genuinly invested in helping try to find the right candidate.

Cons

Nothing. Maybe a few features (and that's any platform) that could be added but nothing negative about the system.