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)

34 Reviews of DevSKiller

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.76 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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February 2018

Jonatan from Ericsson

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 6 months

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

Bryan from Cricut

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time Used: Less than 12 months

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.

February 2018

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.

May 2020

Aya from Talents Arena

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

Diverse technical assessment tool

DevSkiller filled a gap in our technical assessment process.

Pros

The diverse library and different types of tests. DevSkiller has tests like test coverage, code quality, daabases queries, debugging and devops tasks. All these reflect the real qualifications needed in a software engineer other than problem solving assessment tools that test algorithms skills only.

Cons

DevSKiller can improve user experience and expand their test library.

September 2019

Petros from Eventera

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2019

Perfect tool for startups and young organisations

Honestly, Devskiller helped us hire our Senior Backend Engineer and also filter out many Frontend Developers. This is invaluable since hiring the wrong person in an early-stage startup can have the most catastrophic effects. The MVP will be buggy, the team frustrated, and the whole recruitment process will have to start all over for the specific position. I would like to commend their service culture, which is one of the best I have ever seen. We were offered a trial, with 14 candidates to test and no strings attached. On top of that, they have a reliable product that is intuitive and has many robust, pre-defined tests with various difficulty levels. Therefore, I highly recommend Devskiller to all entrepreneurs out there.

Pros

- Fantastic customer support - Wide range of tests - Good test combinations (theory + practice) - Good range of difficulty levels - Easy to set up - Easy to use

Cons

- Slow web editor (depending on the time of usage)

Reasons for Choosing DevSKiller

Unlike their main competitors, which were extremely expensive and did not even consider helping out a fellow startup, Devskiller customer support was with us from day 1. As a matter of fact, most of the other companies did not even bother offering a trial period!