DevSKiller Software

4.74 / 5 (27)

About 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, 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.



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27 Reviews of DevSKiller

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Overall

4.74 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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April 2018

Bryan from Cricut

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Pre-screen candidates with relevant questions

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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.

April 2018

Marios from Impact Tech LTD

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

The product is amazing. The whole flow for the admin but also the candidate is seamless.

DevsKiller gave us the opportunity to complete utilize and customize our recruitment process as a company. Using a variety of features but also because of it's seameless workflows we benefit so much from it in many ways.

Pros

I really like the professionality that is shown to the candidates by using this product. In addition it is really easy to use, and has a braod library of predefinded tests. The admin panel is so wel organized with so many settings make it very easy to configure the test experience exactly on my needs. Customer support is very helpfull and professional and it seems that even though the product is excelent they still find ways of improving and also updating their database including much more tasks.

Cons

My only issue is that i would like to have more code review questions to choose from. However that is just a small issue for me.

February 2018

Jonatan from Ericsson

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

Awesome!

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

April 2018

Amir from PSH Group

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

LifeSaver!!!!

ability to test developer candidates. as we hire remotely, I cant imagine hiring someone without running them through these tests prior.

Pros

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.

Cons

it was a bit pricey for us as were a lean startup but worth every penny! It sure beats hiring someone unqualified!

July 2018

Ricardo from Lavu Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2018

Awesome tool for screening candidates before interviews

Pros

I have used other similar solutions like Codility, Qualified.io, and also trialed HackerRank. DevSkiller offers the best mix of powerful features for the price.
Their customer support is always very responsive and knowledgeable and willing to work with you to tailor the product to your specific needs.
I also really like that they also include code review and bug fix type tasks.

Cons

The user interface is a little complicated and could probably be made more intuitive.
Library of tasks could be expanded to cover other (less popular) technologies.

January 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2018

Great Product!

Pros

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.

Cons

It would be great to eventually have bigger selection of software products, technologies, or languages to evaluate in predefined tests.

March 2018

Per from ADACA Authority AB

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

Great way to screen tech candidates so we don't waste time interviewing devs who don't have it

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

August 2018

Richard from Plutora

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Great product, so much potential

Great, attentive support and very easy to get into

Pros

Great layout and ease of use
Good selection of different tests
Great metrics
Love the plagiarism comparison, very powerful for prospective employers

Cons

Would like more questions around the senior .net stack criteria

February 2018

Willian from The Pixel Shop

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.

April 2018

Calvin from Cricut

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

Devskiller has made it a lot easier to find candidates with the abilities we're looking for

Saves a lot of time screening applicants for development positions.

Pros

Having the ability to build custom tests in the exact environment we're looking for is amazing. The candidates can choose how they want to complete the tests, one of which is downloading the complete project and working in the IDE they are familiar with. It's a more valid test since that is how they will be working once we hire them.

Cons

The notification on when a candidate completes the test is only sent to the person that invited the candidate (in our case it's someone from HR). I only get notified to check the test if the HR person let's me know they are done. It would work better if I could subscribe and always be notified, even if I didn't invite the candidate.

October 2017

Tanveer from WonUpIt, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0