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’ qu...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

43 Reviews of DevSKiller

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.78 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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October 2020

Vivien from Aliz Technologies

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Great results and outstanding customer service :)

We are really happy with the tool, it is absolutely user-friendly, customizable and effective. The account manager and the support team are very responsive and helpful.

Pros

They helped us reduce the candidate droput rate by 40% during the technical screening. They also helped us save hours of time both for the recruitment and tech teams.

Cons

Although they have great predefined tests, we prefer our own ones which are a bit trickier to set up and automate the correction. But anyways, it is great the we can customize it and it still saves a lot of time even if there are some parts of the solutions that we have to check manually.

Reasons for Choosing DevSKiller

We used the trial period to see which one has the best functions, which is the easiest to use and compared prices as well.

January 2021

Pallavi from Telna

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2021

Cuts down on the recruiting time significantly

My overall experience has been very good with the platform. It has helped me to reduce the recruiting time by at least 50%.

Pros

I like the fact that you can custom create assessment tasks and can find the legitimacy of the candidate since it lets you see the recorded session when the candidate takes the assessment. It is very user friendly.

Cons

I would like to see the candidates IP location within the downloaded report. Secondly, I would like to see DevSkiller cover some more skills particularly on the telecom side.

Reasons for Choosing DevSKiller

The fact that you can customize it as you like and can do a video interview through the platform.

February 2018

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Willian from The Pixel Shop

Verified Reviewer

Industry: Graphic Design

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

It's a great platform and saved me time and has improved the hiring process

Pros

Great database of tests, the plagiarism detection helps a lot and the possibility to create custom tests.

Cons

For big tests (>3h), I had some issues with the platform not loading the test, but the Customer Support was excellent and fast solving that issue.

March 2021

Fayanne from Lexagle Pte Ltd

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Efficient way to screen candidates

Pros

- Diverse suite of coding tests for software engineers - Ability to customize and create own tests - Ability to playback candidate's coding session - Each coding task has a difficulty rating and results show how candidates score based on difficulty - Intuitive and easy to use - Responsive customer support

Cons

Better pricing plans to support hiring spikes / lows

Reasons for Choosing DevSKiller

Better test library suite than competitors

August 2020

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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.