Quality Assurance Test

A Quality Assurance (QA) test is designed to assess the skills necessary to work in Quality Assurance roles.

  • What is a Quality Assurance test?

    Quality Assurance professionals are responsible for the development and implementation of reviewing activities, detecting and resolving problems, and the delivery of satisfactory outcomes when it comes to products and services. A Quality Assurance test ensures candidates have the right skills to perform the job functions of a Quality Assurer.

    The QA test consists of multiple-choice questions and assesses candidates on their knowledge using various QA methods and techniques, as well as their ability to detect problems and errors. A high score on this test shows that a candidate can effectively perform their duties as a QA specialist.

About the Quality Assurance Test

Companies that deliver high-quality products and services should consider using a Quality Assurance test when recruiting. Try Picked’s QA test to improve the quality of hires that join your team as QA specialists.

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  • Why should you use a Quality Assurance test for recruiting?

    Quality Assurance tests help improve the quality of your hires during the early stages of the recruitment process.

    It can often be difficult to distinguish between candidates, especially if your hiring team receives a high volume of applications with similar experience. Resumes and online applications tend to be weighted more toward experience rather than skills, and provide little insight into a candidate's true competencies. This can lead to decisions being based on instinct rather than data.

    A Quality Assurance test helps solve this problem by providing your hiring team with comparative data to base your decisions on. You are able to send the test to a large number of applicants and use each individual test score to identify your best performers.

    The test ensures proficiency in key areas that are required to be successful as a Quality Assurance specialist, such as knowledge and understanding of best practices, testing, and error checking.

    Candidates who perform well in the test (typically the top 50%) are most likely to meet your role requirements and therefore can be invited to the next stages of your hiring process.

    A quality Assurance test could be useful for the following roles:

    • Quality Technician
    • Quality Auditor
    • Quality Coordinator
    • Quality Assurance Tester
    • Quality Control Supervisor
    • Quality Analyst
    • Quality Engineer
    • Quality Assurance Manager
    • Quality Inspector
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Results for the Quality Assurance Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses quality assurance skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. error checking) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. detail orientation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a quality assurer were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our quality assurance test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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).


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    All our Quality Assurance tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    For all levels

    We offer Quality Assurance tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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    Candidate comparison

    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Written by a Quality Assurance Test expert

Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain


What other tests might be useful for Quality Assurance?

You might consider using a numerical reasoning test, diagrammatic reasoning test, error checking test, personality assessment or situational judgement test. These aptitude tests all assess core cognitive skills that are required to succeed as a QA specialist.

What are the key skills for Quality Assurance?

The key skills needed for Quality Assurance are:

  • Analytics
  • Numerical skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Technical skills
  • Teamwork and communication
What is the cost for Picked's Quality Assurance test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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