Full-Stack Developer Test

When looking to fill a full-stack developer position, it's important to make sure that the candidate has the skills necessary to do the job. A full-stack developer skills test can help ensure that the candidate is a good fit for the position.

  • What is a full-stack developer skills test?

    The full-stack developer test is a job knowledge test that can be used in the early stages of the recruitment process to narrow down a large candidate pool when you are hiring for a developer that can work on both the back-end and front-end systems.

    The test is structured to ask multiple choice questions that allow potential full-stack developers to demonstrate that they have the required level of job knowledge, technical skills, soft skills, and competency to be successful in the role.

    A full-stack developer has an important role to play in the IT department, ensuring that software is developed from conception to deployment, without bugs, and ready to be used by customers and clients. This includes designing the user experience and ensuring that the servers and databases are optimized for the best results.

    It is a simple to administer test that provides objective and actionable data, informing the recruitment team exactly which candidates have what it takes to cope with the day-to-day tasks of managing the software development process, including database construction and management as well as creating user interfaces.

Identify the best candidates and hire faster

Our pre-employment tests let you drill down to the best candidates at the click of a button.

  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • What are the benefits of using the full-stack developer skills test for pre-screening?

    The full-stack developer is responsible for the end-to-end life cycle of software development.

    They need to be able to oversee and manage the initial design and conception of software or applications, researching and analyzing the needs of the consumer to produce a solution that works effectively and efficiently.

    They also need the ability to run manual and automated testing, providing feedback to management and modifying or rewriting code to make improvements.

    Using the Full-Stack Developer job skills test early as a pre-employment screener makes sure that the candidates you are choosing have the right level of essential skills, such as:

    • Front-end programming languages like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

    • Back-end programming languages like Ruby and Python

    • Database management technology like Oracle, SQLServer, or MongoDB

    • Working knowledge of working with operating systems like Linux, Windows or iOS

    There are not many official qualifications for full-stack developers, but most companies look for candidates that have completed at least a bachelor's in computer science.

    Finding candidates that have the right soft skills through a CV scan is not as simple as finding candidates who have a degree. With the Full-Stack Developer Test you will be able to see which applicants are adept at important skills like communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

    The job skills test ensures that only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and qualified candidates are taken further into the recruitment process, saving valuable time and money - and reducing staff turnover and the possibility of a bad hire.

    The test takes some of the pressure off the interview stage, as the candidates have already proven their technical mastery and more focus can be made on their culture fit and work behavior instead.

How our test measures full-stack developer skills

Test questions are designed to assess industry-specific technical skills, soft skills, aptitude and suitable personality dimensions. Our data-driven approach provides results that enable you to determine how suited is a candidate for the role.

Depending on the type of question, the format of the test may vary. Multiple-choice questions are used to measure aptitude, technical skills and soft skills, while agreement on a Likert scale assesses suitable personality dimensions. Skills tests ensure that candidates are being evaluated in a precise and impartial manner, their results demonstrating the true knowledge and potential of each test taker.

The characteristics required to become a full-stack developer were determined by looking at the skills and abilities listed in the US Department of Labor’s O*NET database, which collects data from professionals in various fields.

O*NET is the largest database of its kind, providing detailed information about occupations and the requirements for each role.

Our team of I/O psychologists and psychometrics worked closely with subject-matter experts to create an extensive question bank that can be used to test multiple candidates. We also conducted rigorous field testing with a representative sample of candidates to ensure that the questions were reliable and valid.

Test scores are averaged together to give an overall score. The average score is compared to other candidates' scores to ensure there is no bias toward certain candidates.

Our full-stack developer test is constantly updated and optimized to ensure the best experience and results.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd

Full-Stack Developer Test FAQs

What should I ask a full-stack developer during a job interview?

During a full stack developer interview, you should be finding out more about a candidate and their direct experience in the programming languages and operating systems that you use in the business. You want to make sure that they have enough relevant experience, whether that is from previous employment or through self-taught online courses.

How much experience should be required for a full-stack developer role?

In most cases, at least three years of experience is needed for a full-stack developer role, but some companies are specifically looking for entry-level programmers that they can train and develop in a particular way.

Can I see what the test is like?

Yes, of course. You can try the test for free by signing up for a free trial.

Are these tests available in my plan?

We have a range of plans available. The difference between the plans is the number of test attempts permitted, not the type of tests. All our plans include our full test suite comprising all tests and all levels.

“An unbeatable service, impressive platform and fantastic value for money.”
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA

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