Quality Inspector Test

Quality inspector tests can be used to determine if someone has the core skills and expertise needed to be a successful quality inspector.

  • What is a quality inspector test?

    Consisting of a series of multiple-choice questions, a quality inspector test test is designed to assess key areas such as attention to detail, technical ability, and problem solving. The test is typically used in the early stages of the recruitment process, to help whittle down the talent pool.

    A candidate who scores highly on the test shows they might have the skill set and aptitude to perform effectively as a quality inspector.

About the Quality Inspector Test

A quality inspector is responsible for reviewing and inspecting a company's products to ensure they meet legal standards, safety standards, and the standards set by the manufacturer, before they go to market.

Some of the duties of a quality inspector include performing stress testing, writing reports on results, and communicating with the quality assurance team on how to improve quality.

The quality inspector test assesses whether a candidate possesses the required skills and competencies to perform these responsibilities effectively.

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  • Why should you use a quality inspector test for recruiting?

    Finding the perfect hire can be difficult. Hiring teams are often presented with a large pool of candidates with a similar level of experience and qualifications, especially for a role like a quality inspector. This makes distinguishing between candidates without further scrutiny difficult.

    A quality inspector test helps overcome this difficulty by evaluating candidates on the fundamental skills and expertise needed to perform the role effectively, such as high attention to detail, communication skills, and the knowledge of testing fundamentals.

    The quality inspector test is easily administered to as many candidates as you desire, providing you with further insight into each candidate's suitability to help base your hiring decisions on.

    By administering the test in the early stages of the recruitment process you can ensure that only the most qualified candidates are shortlisted, helping to save time and resources, while reducing the administrative burden on your hiring team.

    Top performers in your talent pool can then be advanced to the next stage of the hiring process, while those who underperformed are excluded.

    The quality inspector test might be useful for the following additional roles:

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Results for the Quality Inspector 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 inspector 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 inspector 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 inspector test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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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 Inspector tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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


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Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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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


How does the quality inspector test work?

A quality inspector candidate is assessed through a series of multiple-choice questions based on fundamental knowledge and hypothetical quality inspection scenarios. These questions have been specifically designed by experts in the field to determine a candidate's level of expertise within the role.

When in the application process is it best to use a quality inspector test?

You can use the quality inspector test at any point during the recruitment process; it is most effective when used in the early stages of recruitment, usually after the initial review of applications. This ensures that you are only shortlisting the most qualified candidates.

What is the cost for Picked's quality inspector 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.

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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.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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