Computing & 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.

Knowing whether candidates exceed the technical requirements of the job 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 priority software training if appointed dramatically lifts the efficiency 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 Microsoft Office tests require candidates to prove their skill levels by carrying out tasks using a simulated version of the actual software.

Most 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 with timed & untimed versions available.

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 Microsoft Office 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, versions 2013 - office 365.

  • 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

The Complete MS Office Skills Test List

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

Outlook 365 Intermediate

35 Questions in 30 Minutes

This assessment covers questions on the most commonly used Microsoft Outlook 2016 features such as Calendars, Contacts, Mail, and Tools.

Windows 10 - Intermediate

35 Questions in 35 Minutes

This assessment covers the most important and frequently used features of Microsoft Windows 10 such as

  • file and disk management
  • desktop management
  • networks and internet
  • running applications system management
  • tools

Includes end-of-test review feature.

Click here for a sample report.

Excel Intermediate

36 Questions in 30 Minutes

Questions on the most commonly used Microsoft Excel features such as:

  • file management
  • editing
  • formatting
  • analysis
  • tools and automation

Includes end-of-test review feature.

Word Intermediate

37 Questions in 30 Minutes

Questions covering the most important and frequently used features of Microsoft Word such as:

  • file management
  • editing
  • formatting
  • printing
  • tools and automation

Includes end-of-test review feature.

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.

Sample Skills Tests & Reports

 

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.

.NET Framework 4.5

The.NET Framework 4.5 test measures knowledge of .NET environment.

Designed for experienced users, this test covers the following topics:

  • Application Development
  • Application Foundation
  • Data Modeling
  • Deployment
  • Diagnostics
  • Performance
  • Portability
  • Security

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SQL (ANSI) Fundamentals

The SQL (ANSI) Fundamentals test measures knowledge of database queries using ANSI SQL.

Designed for entry-level database programmers and administrators, this test covers the following topics:

  • Grouping and Totaling
  • Relational Database
  • SQL Basics
  • SQL Data Definition (DDL)
  • SQL Data Modification
  • SQL Queries
  • Using SQL DML

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Microsoft SQL Server

The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming test measures knowledge of Microsoft Structure Query Language (SQL) Server 2008 Programming.

Designed for experienced programmers, this test covers the following topics:

  • Architecture
  • Beyond Relational
  • Data Modification
  • Database Design
  • Performance and Optimisation
  • SQL Queries
  • Tools
  • Transact-SQL
  • Triggers
  • User-Defined Functions

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C++ Programming

This is a multi-choice test that measures a candidate's knowledge of programming in the C++ language and the ability to use the C++ standard library to write code.

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C# Programming

Multi-choice test that measures the knowledge of C# programming structure, functions, collections, enumeration, exception handling, OOPs constructs, inheritance, event handling and operator overloading.

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Basic Computing Skills Tests

We have a library of assessments related to basic computer skills.  These tests measure everything from a person's proficiency with using Internet browsers and common desktop applications such as email and word processing programs to identifying and using hardware such as printers. 

 

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 Skills Tests & Reports

Basic Computing Test

Can your candidate perform the absolute basics when working in any system? Ideal for entry level roles and for candidates with limited computing experience to date. The test is in a simulated database/CRM environment where candidates have to actually operate the system to answer questions.

Topics covered:

  • Moving, Maximising & Prioritising Windows
  • Typing, including using arrows, alt & shift keys & backspace
  • Navigation, including pages, hyperlinks, dialogue tabs & scrolling
  • Printing
  • Mouse Operation, including right/left clicks, rolling, drag & drop, cursor changes, selecting from dropdown menus & checkboxes
  • Password creation & management
  • Editing, including menu commands, deleting and changing text

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Digital Literacy Test

A step up from the Basic Computer Literacy Test, this test is set in a simulated environment where candidates need to navigate the software to answer questions and  covers a broad spectrum of computing and software skills including:

  • Web Pages - Opening using links & tabs
  • Desktop - Editing & Administration
  • Files & Disks - Creating folders, copying between disks & renaming files
  • Using Tools & Help
  • Hardware - Identifying & using Printers etc.
  • Software - Word editing & basic Excel formatting.  File management
  • Printing - print preview & printing Word & Excel files
  • Security & Safety - Virus risks
  • Operating System Requirement understanding
  • Email - Opening, writing, sending, forwarding & sorting

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Google Chrome

30 Questions in 30 Minutes

This assessment covers the most commonly used Google Chrome features such as

  • customising Chrome,
  • file management,
  • browsing web pages
  • searching the internet

Includes end-of-test review feature.

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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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