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.

IT Skills Tests

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.

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

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:

  • 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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These tests can be purchased separately.

The FireWall Administration Concepts test measures the candidate’s knowledge of designing and maintaining firewalls. Designed for experienced network administrators, this test covers the following topics:

  • Audits
  • Core Technologies
  • Internals, Maintenance
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Optimization
  • Piercing
  • Policies
  • Security Vulnerabilities
  • Types

The Storage Area Networks Concepts test measures the candidate’s knowledge of implementing, maintaining, and architecting storage area networks. Designed for experienced system administrators, storage administrators and system architects/engineers who are responsible for storage of information data, this test includes the following topics:

  • Clusters
  • Data Transports
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Management
  • Network Considerations
  • Replication
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting

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  • .NET Framework 1.0
  • .NET Framework 1.0 Fundamentals
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • .NET Framework 3.5 Fundamentals
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 4.5
  • 3D Studio MAX
  • ABAP
  • Active Server Pages
  • ADO.NET
  • ADO.NET 2.0
  • AJAX
  • Android 4.0 Development
  • Apache 1.3.12 Administration
  • Apache 2.0 Administration
  • Apple iOS5 Development
  • ASP.NET 1.0
  • ASP.NET 1.0 Fundamentals
  • ASP.NET 2.0
  • ASP.NET 3.5
  • ASP.NET 3.5 Fundamentals
  • ASP.NET 4.0
  • ASP.NET 4.5
  • Assembly Language
  • AutoCAD 2000 (U.S.)
  • AutoCAD 2002 (U.S.) (Interactive)
  • AutoCAD 2004 (U.S.) (Interactive)
  • AutoCAD 2007 (U.S.) (Interactive)
  • Bash Shell Scripting
  • BEA WebLogic Application Server 8.1 Administration
  • C# 1.0
  • C# 1.0 Fundamentals
  • C# 2.0
  • C# 2.0 Fundamentals
  • C# 3.0
  • C# 3.0 Fundamentals
  • C# 4.0
  • C# 5.0
  • C++ 03
  • C++ 03 Fundamentals
  • C++ 11
  • C 11
  • C 99
  • Cellular Technology
  • Check Point FireWall-1 Administration
  • Check Point Firewall-1 NG Administration
  • CICS
  • Cisco Network Design
  • Cisco Network Support
  • Cisco Networking Concepts
  • Cisco Router Fundamentals
  • Cisco Security
  • Citrix Administration
  • Client/Server Concepts
  • Cloud Computing Concepts
  • COBOL I (ANSI 74)
  • COBOL II
  • COBOL II Fundamentals
  • Cognos Development 8
  • ColdFusion 5
  • ColdFusion 8
  • ColdFusion MX
  • COM/DCOM (Visual Basic)
  • Computer Electronics
  • Computer Technical Support
  • Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)
  • CORBA 2.3 C++
  • Crystal Reports 9
  • Crystal Reports XI
  • CSS2
  • CSS3
  • Customer Requirements Analysis
  • Data Modeling Concepts
  • Data Warehousing Concepts
  • DB2 Administration (OS390)
  • DB2 Administration (UDB)
  • DB2 Administration (z/OS)
  • DB2 Programming
  • Delphi 6.0
  • Delphi 6.0 Fundamentals
  • Disaster Recovery and Planning
  • Dynamics HTML
  • E-Commerce Concepts
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Embedded Systems Concepts
  • Fibre Optics
  • Firewall Administration Concepts
  • HTML 4.0
  • HTML 5.0
  • IMS 6.0
  • IMS 9.0
  • Informatica PowerMart/PowerCenter 6.2.1
  • Information Technology Security Fundamentals
  • Information Technology Terminology
  • Internet Security Concepts
  • Internet Technology Fundamentals
  • IP Routing & Switching
  • ITIL Concepts J.D. Edwards OneWorld Report Design (ERW)
  • Java – EJB 1.1
  • Java – EJB 2.0
  • Java – EJB 2.0 Fundamentals
  • Java – EJB 3.0
  • Java – EJB 3.0 Fundamentals
  • Java 2
  • Java 2 –GUI
  • Java 2 Non-GUI
  • Java 2 Fundamentals
  • Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
  • Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4
  • Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 Fundamentals
  • Java 2 Platform Micro Edition (J2ME)
  • Java 5
  • Java 5 Fundamentals
  • Java 6
  • Java 6 –GUI
  • Java 6 Fundamentals
  • Java 7
  • Java 8
  • Java Platform Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5)
  • Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6)
  • Java Platform Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7)
  • Java Server Pages (JSP 1.1)
  • Java Server Pages (JSP 1.2)
  • Java Server Pages (JSP 2.1)
  • Java XML Technologies
  • JavaScript 1.2
  • JavaScript 1.5
  • JavaScript 1.5 Fundamentals
  • JavaScript 1.8
  • jQuery 2.1
  • LAN/WAN Communications
  • Linux Administration (General)
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat 7)
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat 9)
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5)
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6)
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7)
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat)
  • Linux Administration (SuSE)
  • Linux Programming (General)
  • LoadRunner 7.x
  • Lotus Domino R5 Programming
  • Lotus Notes 4.0 Administration
  • LotusScript R5 Programming
  • Macintosh OS X 10.2 Desktop Administration
  • Macintosh OS X 10.4 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Access 2000 Programming
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Administration
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administration
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administration
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Administration
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0 Administration
  • Microsoft ISA Server 2000 Administration
  • Microsoft Security
  • Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Programming
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Programming
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Programming
  • Microsoft Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS) Administration
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administration
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Active Directory
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Active Directory
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Administration
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administration
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administration
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop Administration
  • Microsoft Windows XP Desktop Administration
  • Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS)
  • MySQL 3.23 Administration
  • MySQL 5.6 Administration
  • Natural
  • Network Authentication
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Security
  • Network Technical Support
  • Networking Concepts
  • Novell NetWare 5.0 Administration
  • OO Concepts
  • OO Design Patterns
  • Objective C 2.0
  • Oracle 10g Administration
  • Oracle 11g Administration
  • Oracle 8.0 Administration
  • Oracle 8i – Administration
  • Oracle 9i – Administration
  • Oracle Developer 11g
  • Oracle Developer 2000
  • Oracle Financials Rel 11
  • Oracle Forms 10g
  • Oracle Forms 6.0
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Oracle PL/SQL Fundamentals
  • OS/400
  • People Tools 8.4
  • Perl 5.12
  • Perl 5.6
  • Perl 5.8
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5.3
  • PHP 5.4
  • PHP 5.5
  • PHP 5.6
  • PowerBuilder 8.0
  • PowerBuilder 9.0
  • Programmer/Analyst Aptitude
  • Programming Concepts
  • Project Management (1996)
  • Project Management (2000)
  • Project Management (2005)
  • Project Management (2008)
  • Project Management (2013)
  • Python 2.4
  • Python 3.3
  • Python 3.4
  • RDBMS Concepts
  • RPG IV
  • Ruby 1.9
  • SAP Basis Administration
  • SAP Business Objectives XI
  • SAS 6.0 (Base)
  • SAS 8.2 (Base)
  • SEI Capability Maturity Model Implementation
  • SEI Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • Server Administration
  • Siebel 2000 Administration
  • SOAP
  • Software Business Analysis
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Testing
  • Spring 2.5
  • SQL (ANSI)
  • SQL (ANSI) Fundamentals

Software 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

The full suite of Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and Word, available as individual tests or combined tests on all Microsoft Office products.  Versions 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 & 2013, mostly in simulated environments and at Basic/Intermediate and Advanced levels.

  • Click here for a MS-Excel 2010 Basic & Intermediate Level sample report
  • Click here for a MS-Excel 2013 Advanced Level sample report

See the full list of software skills tests in “The Complete Software Skills Test List” box, and give us a call to match the right test for your organisation’s roles.

Tests covering fundamental usage and literacy of various versions of Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows operating systems.  Ideal for assessing the basics at lower and entry level positions.

Broad range of products from publishers including Adobe, Flash, Dreamweaver & Fireworks.

  • Adobe Illustrator 8.0
  • Adobe Illustrator CS
  • Adobe InDesign CS
  • Adobe InDesign CS3
  • Adobe InDesign CS5.5
  • Adobe PageMaker 6.5
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CS
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Computer Fundamentals – Mac OS 8.6 (adaptive)
  • Computer Fundamentals – Mac OS X (adaptive)
  • Computer Fundamentals – Mac OS X 10.4 (adaptive)
  • Computer Fundamentals – Mac OS X 10.8 (adaptive)
  • Computer Fundamentals – Windows 2000 (adaptive)
  • Computer Fundamentals – Windows 7 (adaptive)
  • Computer Fundamentals – Windows 8 (adaptive)
  • Computer Literacy – Windows 7 (adaptive)
  • Computer Literacy – Windows 8 (adaptive)
  • CorelDraw 9.0
  • Dreamweaver CS3
  • Dreamweaver MX
  • Dreamweaver MX 2004
  • Fireworks MX 2004
  • Flash CS3
  • Flash MX
  • Flash MX 2004
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Internet Explorer 6 – Essentials
  • Lotus 1-2-3 97
  • Lotus 1-2-3 97 – Essentials
  • Macromedia Director 8
  • Microsoft Access 2000 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Access 2002 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Access 2003 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Access 2013 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Access 2013 – Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 – Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 – Advanced
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Fundamentals (adaptive)
  • Microsoft Office 2003 – Basic
  • Microsoft Office 2007 – Basic
  • Microsoft Office 2010 – Basic
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 – Advanced
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – Advanced
  • Microsoft Project 2000
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2007
  • Microsoft Publisher 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2003 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Word 2007 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Word 2010 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Word 2010 – Advanced
  • Microsoft Word 2013 – Basic & Intermediate
  • Microsoft Word 2013 – Advanced
  • Quark Xpress 4
  • Web Design Concepts
  • Web Development Concepts
  • Word Pro 9.0
  • Word Pro 9.0 – Essentials
  • WordPerfect 8.0
  • WordPerfect 8.0 – Essentials
  • WordPerfect 9.0 (R1)
  • WordPerfect 9.0 (R1) – Essentials

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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