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, users invite candidates for interviews directly in DevSKiller.
DevSKiller is priced on a per user per month basis. Support is offered via email and over the phone. Other help options include help center and blogs.
Bryan from Cricut
Employees number: 201-500 employees
We've cut down the amount of in-person interviews we need to hold by 65+% by being able to realize what the level of experience the candidate demonstrates within code very similar to our own. When we do bring in a candidate, we have a good baseline idea of where their skillset it at, and can tailor the in-person interview to allow us to determine the candidate's rate-of-growth and dive deeper into what they know.
Out of the box, we're supplied with relevant questions and programming solutions we can customize a test with. It didn't take long at all for us to get a list of questions the team liked together in a test, and start testing candidates in our funnel.
There's a large pool of format of questions- we don't need to format the coding questions into weird multiple choice questions where you select the correct code as other platforms have you do. Along the same vein, we can have the candidate complete coding projects that are similar to work our developers do each day: find and fix the existing bug(s), implement a new feature, or perform a code review (similar to Bitbucket or Github pull request code reviews).
We ended up writing a few of our own questions, which wasn't difficult, that allowed us to test candidates how they'd perform against some of our own code. The code reviews especially have been great at determining the candidate's skill level based on the feedback they give.
Being able to have the candidate download/upload code from Devskiller so they can modify it in their own IDE, or allowing them to grab the code from a temporary Github repository is a big plus.
Some bugs had come up, such as not being able to turn on/off an option in a test question. These were resolved quickly in a few hours after sending an email to the support email.
The test isn't fully automated for some types of questions (as you would expect for code reviews), but there's also not a way to give automatic partial credit on multiple-choice questions. This requires us to go through the test questions individually to give partial credit (4 / 5 correct doesn't seem like a 0% to us), but the time isn't significant.
Brackets seem to break the SQL questions, which is odd and hangs some candidates up.
Amir from PSH Group
ability to test developer candidates. as we hire remotely, I cant imagine hiring someone without running them through these tests prior.
There are many testing sites out there but Devskiller has so many different tests to choose from, that it was a no-brainer. As we were looking for someone with strong time and dates skills, their "advanced" PHP test was almost like creating a custom made test for my needs (I believe they even offer custom made tests, if your budget allows)
Super user friendly site and they offer a limited free version also.
it was a bit pricey for us as were a lean startup but worth every penny! It sure beats hiring someone unqualified!
Johanna from blink.it
Devskiller has a lot of questions for different experience levels. We are very happy with the test we build. It makes our hiring process more efficiant. Great customer service to help us with all our questions and needs.
-good value for money!
The overall experience with Devskiller was really great. it should be noted that it isn't possible to get access to all the question in the smallest plan. Apart from that everything was fine.
Per from ADACA Authority AB
We were looking for a tech screen that got us better results than the algorithmic tests we had used before. We tried Devskiller and never looked back.
The results that candidates get give a good indication of their future performance so we no longer have to spend time and money bringing every candidate in for a technical interview.
It is super easy to give my developer candidates a real programming test. Candidates love it and their results do a good job of predicting future performance. It is easy to use and you can choose from their library of premade programming tasks or build your own.
Devskiller is a super easy way to identify the best dev candidates to invite for an interview. But I would love more premade programming tasks to choose from.
Willian from The Pixel Shop
Great database of tests, the plagiarism detection helps a lot and the possibility to create custom tests.
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.
Jonatan from Ericsson
DevSkiller helps make tech recruiting easier, faster, and smoother because it provides many different tests for various programming languages, libraries and technologies, with different difficulty levels. The tests include real programming projects and not only questions which I think is very valuable. The rating of the tests is automatic and takes into consideration not only implemented functionality but also coding style, following best practices etc. It is also very easy to use.
I have found no real drawbacks to DevSkiller. What might further improve the product would be to keep building the test library with options to test even more libs/languages.
Devskiller is a great way to evaluate efficiently the developers technical skills. Their predefined tests are perfect for cost-efficient recruitment processing or you can simply create your own evaluation using this tool. Devskiller also offers a great customer service and ensure to provide you with a plan that will meet with your requirements. User friendly for both the recruiter and the candidates.
It would be great to eventually have bigger selection of software products, technologies, or languages to evaluate in predefined tests.
Natália from Sensedia (DA Software e Serviço S/A)
I bougth a simple plan, so we dont have a lot of options about technology.
For us it is very important to have a lot of technology like Java, .Net, Java Scrip.
All time on Customer Support and Sales were very nice!
And it is ease to create the tests. I created 2 tests in the same day.
Rob from Anchor Computer Systems
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Ability to quickly filter candidates with little effort so we only speak with the ones that are technically worth speaking to!
Ease of use to set up a test with different types of questions, e.g. mixture of Multi choice questions. programming tasks and code reviews.
Would like more plans and options to choose from the full task list. Its a bit all or nothing at the moment.
yitzchak from Smart Stock 360
The ability to have developers show their skills early on in the interview process.
Great tool when hiring with large volume of candidates to help you filter down to the ones with the skills you need.
Although it is user friendly, there are some performance enhancements that can be made that would make this an even better product.
Justyna from Cloudity Sp. z o.o.
It saves time and allows one to find the best candidate to a team.
DevSkiller has an intuitive and user friendly interface. Makes the recruitment process faster and more efficient.
More subscription options would definitely be an advantage, yet the support team reacts to the customer needs fast.
Maciej from Semantive
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Semantive is a software house, specialized in big data and data science solutions. With DevsKiller we reduced costs and time of our company recruitment process. Right now we can narrow candidates to those with desired competencies.
The interface is clean and easy to use. Our recruitment had no problem setting things up. With multiple user seats, our developers could even create our own tests and it made our recruiting less time-consuming and fast.
Monika from SWPS University
I have been searching for a job for a little while now and done a few different tests. They were boring and didn't let me use my own IDE as Devskiller did which was really cool!
From my perspective, it was great but if I was to say one flaw it would probably be the time duration. I am busy person and I needed more time to complete the test. I told the recruiter and they sent a second test with a longer time limit so it worked out well in the end.
Tanveer from WonUpIt, Inc.
- ease of use
- great user experience for the candidate and the company
- varying questions of various degrees of difficulty that can be used to screen different candidates
- the programming tasks are quite intense (good thing), but the programing environment is intimidating (lots going on), perhaps a more streamlined approach to programming Q&A would be helpful
Kady from CCS
Their customer support team is phenomenal. They are very helpful and responsive, quick to help out when we needed it.
Stelvin from Excel Bangkok
There are many preset tests for different software skills to pick from, and in addition to that there is a custom test feature that allows team managers to build their own tests to focus on skills that are important for them.
Devskiller allows us to perform technical assessments of candidates quickly and effectively, which is especially important for us when we need to scale the teams fast.
There could be more preset tests for senior skill levels, e.g. C#/.Net. But I have been told by their customer service rep (shout out to Will, thanks for everything!) that these tests will be added in due time so this is not really an issue.
Ivan from Netconomy
Employees number: 201-500 employees
With Devskiller we are testing candidates against frontend and backend technologies.
Measuring coding skills is automated, we use tests created by our experts and also create programming tests from scratch.
Creating own coding task could be a bit easier we have had troubles to achieve it. Maybe it is only about our own skills!?