Shopify Test

A Shopify test can help you hire the right employees based on their skills and abilities to use the Shopify platform to develop and manage e-commerce sites.

  • What is a Shopify test?

    When hiring or recruiting someone to manage and build your online Shopify store, you want to be confident that the person you hire has the relevant skills to best realise your e-commerce requirements.

    Shopify is an e-commerce platform designed for selling - be that physical or digital goods such as memberships or services. The platform offers out-of-the-box themes and designs so is easy to use and build. For a truly unique representation of your brand and shop, you might also require developer skills to best utilise the full potential of the software.

    By using a Shopify test you can compare the actual skills of your candidates by assessing key areas including the development of a storefront, management of that store, advanced customization and the use of additional apps (APIs) to extend functionality (for really advanced users).

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.

  • Why is a Shopify test so important when hiring?

    By using a Shopify test recruiters and business owners can easily verify whether a candidate has the relevant skills, which can be tricky to assess or evaluate by comparing CVs or interview questions. Shopify has its own coding language (Liquid) which can be tested as well as genuine familiarity with the UI. It also allows applicants to demonstrate strategic, commercial and creative skills in relation to third-party functionality and design skills.

    Requiring candidates to take a Shopify test helps speed up the recruitment process and also removes unconscious bias from the process since the test is done online. Taking a Shopify test can help distinguish between candidates who on paper might seem similar, but may actually have additional skills or hidden talents such as bug-fixing, search engine optimization, user experience (UX), graphic design, marketing or copywriting skills.

    Using a Shopify test then allows recruiters to more easily compare candidates using data, and reject candidates who do not meet the required skill level before carrying out interviews. This streamlining of the process means that less time is spent on the hiring process.

Sample Shopify Test question

What would be an example of an appropriate call to action on the home page of an eCommerce store on Shopify?

  • Talk to our agents

  • See site map

  • Order your gifts now

  • Read Terms & Conditions

How to assess Shopify skills using our test

Our Shopify test asks a variety of questions that vary in difficulty level. Candidates who can use Shopify proficiently should be able to answer the questions correctly.

The Shopify test provides valuable data about what a candidate knows and understands. The test is structured using multiple-choice questions - a familiar format for most test-takers, that allows for instant and objective scoring.

As well as the correct answer, there are typically 2-4 distractors, representing common misconceptions and mistakes. This helps make the test more challenging, so a candidate's ability can be measured more accurately.

Test scores are provided to the user and can be compared to other test-takers in your talent pool to see how they perform relative to each other.

Each test has been thoroughly reviewed to ensure accuracy and validity in line with industry standards. It has been written, examined and edited by Shopify expert users and psychometric professionals. A diverse sample of job seekers has also reviewed it to check for any issues including sensitivity, face validity, fairness and accessibility.

This test is continually monitored so our team can optimize performance and regularly assess fairness issues.


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  • 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
Shopify Test expert

Devised by an expert

Maximilian Sykes is the founder of Craydle, a small Shopify agency specializing in custom Shopify builds.

Shopify Test FAQs

What is a Shopify specialist?

A Shopify specialist is an expert in Shopify that is experienced in coding using Liquid so as to maximise the development and API potential of the e-commerce software platform to drive the ROI and therefore sales figures of a specified business.

Is the Shopify test difficult?

The Shopify test is not difficult to comprehend. It uses the format of multiple-choice but it can be easy to pick the wrong answer. There is only one correct answer and the remaining answers are intended to distract the test takers.

What other skills are required for Shopify?

In addition to being able to code using Liquid, Shopify's coding language, Shopify specialists should be able to understand e-commerce marketing strategy, user experience (UX) and search engine optimisation as well as graphic design and APIs to maximise the functionality of the Shopify site.

What certificates or qualifications are important for Shopify?

A Shopify expert or specialist should, in addition to Liquid, have in-depth knowledge of jQuery, JavaScript and PHP so that they can maximise the efficiency of APIs.

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Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA

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