IT & Software Skills Tests

Where skills and knowledge levels of IT and Software packages are an essential part of a job, testing candidates before deciding whether to interview them saves you time, effort and dollars.

Gaining a picture of whether candidates exceed the technical requirements of the role and should be accelerated through to interview, fall too far short of the benchmark to qualify for an interview, or pinpoint where a candidate would need training if appointed dramatically lifts the efficiency and effectiveness of your recruitment processes.

We have access to over 2,000 skills and knowledge test titles, the most popular of which can be categorised as Software Tests & IT Skills Tests.

Microsoft Office Skills Tests

 

Simulated tests require candidates to demonstrate their skills by carrying out tasks using a simulated version of the actual software, a huge advantage over simple multiple-choice tests about the software.

Many tests are available in basic/intermediate and advanced levels, enabling clients to suit the requirements of the role to their testing, and all tests can be completed online.

Simulated tests require candidates to demonstrate their skills by carrying out tasks using a simulated version of the actual software, a huge advantage over simple multiple-choice tests about the software.

software skills tests

Many tests are available in basic/intermediate and advanced levels, enabling clients to suit the requirements of the role to their testing, and all tests can be completed online.

Sample Software Tests & Reports

Microsoft Office Suite

The full suite of Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and Word, available as individual tests on all Microsoft Office products. All versions mimic a simulated environment and come in Basic/Intermediate and Advanced levels (some tests cover multiple levels).

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  • Click here for a MS-Excel 2016 Beginner Level sample report
  • Click here for a MS-Excel 2013 Advanced Level sample report
  • Click here for a MS-Word 2013 Intermediate Level sample report
  • Click here for a MS-Outlook 2016 Intermediate Level sample report
  • Click here for a MS-PowerPoint 2016 Intermediate Level sample report

See the full list of MS Office skills tests in "The Complete MS Office Skills Test List" text box and give us a call to match the right test for your organisation’s roles.

The Complete MS Office Skills Test List

  • Excel 2013 Beginner
  • Excel 2013 - Intermediate
  • Excel 2013 Advanced
  • Excel 2013 Function Module
  • Excel 2013 Pivot Module
  • Excel 2016 - Beginner
  • Excel 2016 - Intermediate
  • Excel 2016 - Advanced

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  • Internet Explorer 6.0 Adaptive
  • Outlook 2013 - Intermediate
  • Outlook 2016 - Intermediate
  • PowerPoint 2013 Beginner
  • PowerPoint 2013 - Intermediate
  • PowerPoint 2013 Advanced
  • PowerPoint 2016 - Beginner
  • PowerPoint 2016 - Intermediate
  • Windows 10 Intermediate Windows Vista
  • Word 2013 Beginner
  • Word 2013 - Intermediate
  • Word 2013 Advanced
  • Word 2013 Table Module
  • Word 2016 - Beginner
  • Word 2016 - Intermediate
  • Word 2016 - Advanced
  • MS Office Productivity
  • Access 2013 Beginner
  • Access 2013 - Intermediate
  • Access 2013 Advanced

 
 
 

IT Skills Tests

Hundreds of tests available online to assess IT candidates technical skills and knowledge in roles as diverse as Web Developers, Software Engineers, Coders & Programmers, Technical Support Helpdesk, Field IT Support, Repairs & Maintenance Staff & IT Contractors.

Tests identify current skills and knowledge at basic, intermediate and advanced level compared to an international norm group of users of each IT package/system, identifying priority development areas for candidates’ appointed and an objective measure for rejecting candidates’ who fall short of your technical selection criteria.

 

Over 500 tests available online to assess IT candidates technical skills and knowledge in roles as diverse as Web Developers, Software Engineers, Coders & Programmers, Technical Support Helpdesk, Field IT Support, Repairs & Maintenance Staff & IT Contractors.

it skills tests

Tests identify current skills and knowledge at basic, intermediate and advanced level compared to an international norm group of users of each IT package/system, identifying priority development areas for candidates’ appointed and an objective measure for rejecting candidates’ who fall short of your technical selection criteria.

Sample IT Skills Tests & Reports

SQL (ANSI) Test

The Structured Query Language (SQL) (ANSI) Fundamentals test measures the candidate's knowledge of database queries using ANSI SQL. Designed for entry-level database programmers and administrators, this test covers the following topics:

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  • Aggregated Data Queries (GROUP BY)
  • Data Definition Language (DDL)
  • Data Modification
  • Limiting the Return Set
  • Multiple Table Queries (SELECT with Joins)
  • Single Table Queries (SELECT)
  • Transactions
  • Using Functions and Constant Values.

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C++03 Fundamentals Test

These tests can be purchased separately.

The C++03 Fundamentals test measures knowledge of programming in C++. Designed for entry-level programmers, this test covers the following topics:

  • Access Checking
  • Basic Structures
  • Classes, Declarations, Declarators
  • Derivation, Exceptions, Expressions
  • Special Member Functions
  • Standard C++ Library
  • Statements & Templates

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The .NET Framework 4.0 test measures knowledge of .NET environment. Designed for experienced users, this test covers the following topics:

  • Application Development & Management
  • Configuration Support
  • Data Storage & Management
  • Object-Oriented Framework Features
  • Performance Tools & Techniques
  • System Elements & Subsystems
  • System Communications & Networking Support

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The C# 5.0 test measures the candidate's knowledge of programming in the .NET environment using C# 5.0. Designed for experienced programmers, this test includes the following topics:

  • Arrays and Collections
  • Class Members
  • Delegates & Events
  • Exception Handling
  • Expressions
  • Grammar & Logic
  • Reference & Value Types
  • Unmanaged and Unsafe Access

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The Complete IT Skills Test List

  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • .NET Framework 3.5 Fundamentals
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • ABAP
  • ADO.NET2.0
  • AJAX
  • ASP.NET 4.0
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) Administration

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  • Check Point Firewall-1 NG Administration
  • Macintosh OS X 10.4 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows XP Desktop Administration
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5)
  • Systems Analysis
  • Customer Requirements Analysis
  • Network Technical Support
  • AutoCAD 2007 (U.S.) (Interactive)
  • Internet Technology Fundamentals
  • ITIL Concepts
  • Computer Electronics
  • C# 3.0
  • C# 4.0
  • C++03 Fundamentals
  • C++03
  • C++11
  • C99 Fundamentals
  • C99
  • CICS
  • COBOL I (ANSI 2002)
  • COBOL II Fundamentals
  • CSS2
  • CSS3
  • Cisco Network Design
  • Cisco Network Support
  • Cisco Security
  • Cisco Networking Concepts
  • Cisco Router Fundamentals
  • Citrix Administration
  • Cognos Development 8
  • OO Concepts
  • Crystal Reports XI
  • DB2 Administration (z/OS)
  • DB2 Programming
  • DB2 Administration (UDB)
  • Android 4.0 Development
  • ERP Concepts (U.S.)
  • Firewall Administration Concepts
  • C# 3.0 Fundamentals
  • HTML 4.0
  • HTML5
  • Hibernate 3.x
  • IP Routing & Switching
  • Information Technology Terminology
  • Informatica PowerMart/PowerCentre 6.2.1
  • Internet Security Concepts
  • JCL
  • Java - EJB 3.0
  • Java 2 - GUI
  • Java 2 - Non-GUI
  • Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 Fundamentals
  • Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4
  • Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
  • Java 2 Fundamentals
  • Java 2
  • Java 6 Fundamentals
  • Java 6
  • Java Platform Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5)
  • Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6)
  • Java Server Pages (JSP 2.1)
  • JavaScript 1.5 Fundamentals
  • JavaScript 1.5
  • JavaScript 1.8
  • LAN/WAN Communications
  • Linux Programming (General)
  • Linux Administration (General)
  • LoadRunner 7.x
  • Lotus Notes 8.5
  • Lotus Notes Admin
  • Lotus Notes End-User
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Active Directory
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Security
  • Network Monitoring
  • MySQL 5.6 Administration
  • Networking Concepts
  • OO Design Patterns
  • OS/400
  • Oracle 10g Administration
  • Oracle 11g Administration
  • Oracle Financials Rel 11
  • Oracle Forms 10g
  • Oracle PL/SQL Fundamentals
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Information Technology Security Fundamentals
  • PHP 5.3
  • Perl 5.12
  • Perl 5.8
  • Java - EJB 3.0 Fundamentals
  • Visual Basic 6.0 Fundamentals
  • PowerBuilder 9.0
  • Programming Concepts
  • Project Management (2008)
  • Python 2.4
  • RDBMS Concepts
  • RPG IV
  • Disaster Recovery and Planning
  • SAP Basis Administration
  • SAS 8.2 (Base)
  • SEI Capability Maturity Model
  • Integration (CMMI)
  • SOAP
  • SQL (ANSI) Fundamentals
  • SQL (ANSI)
  • Storage Area Networks (SAN) Concepts
  • Server Administration
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Software Testing
  • Software Business Analysis
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Spring 2.5
  • UNIX Administration (Solaris 10)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration
  • Struts 1.2
  • TCP/IP Administration
  • Technical Help Desk
  • Technical Help Desk (Microsoft)
  • UNIX Administration (General)
  • UNIX Korn Shell Scripting
  • UNIX Programming (General)
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • VBScript 5.5
  • Visual Basic 2008 Fundamentals
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • Visual C++
  • Web Server Administration
  • WebSphere MQ
  • Web Services Concepts
  • Embedded Systems Concepts
  • XHTML 1.1
  • XML
  • COBOL II
  • Apache 2.0 Administration
  • Visual Basic 2008
  • Data Warehousing Concepts
  • Data Modeling Concepts
  • Computer Technical Support
  • Network Security
  • .NET Framework 4.5
  • C# 5.0
  • Java 8
  • Cloud Computing Concepts
  • ColdFusion 8
  • Java 6 - GUI
  • Java Platform Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7)
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6)
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Programming
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administration
  • Objective-C 2.0
  • Oracle Developer 11g
  • PHP 5.5
  • PHP 5.6
  • Python 3.3
  • Python 3.4
  • SAP BusinessObjects XI
  • SQL (ANSI) 2011 Fundamentals
  • VMware vSphere 5
  • jQuery 2.1

Contact us today to see how IT & software skills tests can help you choose the right candidate for the job and make the most of your existing workforce.

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The average cost of bad recruitment is 140% of the salary for the role*. That’s a $70,000 mistake on a $50,000 a year job.

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