Web Designer Test

Web designer tests can be used during the recruitment process to assess candidates for the necessary skills and expertise required to perform successfully in a web designer position.

  • What is a web designer test?

    A web designer test is a pre-employment assessment that allows you to see a candidate’s skills in action before any hiring decisions are made. Used to both streamline and optimise selection, a web designer test provides a fast and efficient way to single out the most promising talent in your applicant pool.

    Through a series of expertly designed questions and practical tasks, the test measures how well each candidate is able to plan and create web pages and applications that deliver on specified objectives.

    A strong performance indicates technical know-how, creative flair, and the ability to translate a given brief into an effective end result.

About the Web Designer Test

Web designers have a key role to play in how customers interact with a business. They’re responsible for creating functional, interactive and engaging elements that enhance the user experience, and encourage certain actions to take place.

Whether you’re a company hiring in-house, or an agency taking on more staff, Picked’s web designer test will help you find those with both the technical and non-technical skills required for effective web design.

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  • Why should you use a web designer test for recruiting?

    A web designer’s job role is diverse, as is the skill set required to fulfil it. They need technical knowledge and competency in coding, programming, search engine optimisation, testing, and debugging, and the creativity to deliver visually impactful page layouts and design elements.

    They need the skills to interpret and develop a brief, collaborate with other specialists like graphic designers and content writers, and communicate clearly with whomever they’re designing for.

    The challenge as an employer is finding a candidate that brings all of these skills to the table. You can, to a certain extent, rely on qualifications and experience to guide your decision – but these won’t give you demonstrable proof of how they’re likely to perform if offered the role.

    That’s where Picked’s web designer test can help. It’s designed to predict future performance based on the core skills required for the role, and with comparable data on each applicant, you can quickly narrow your options down to those with the greatest potential.

    It’s efficient, objective and, when combined with a well structured interview, helps you make the right hiring decision first time round.

    The test can be used for web design and similar roles, including:

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Results for the Web Designer 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 web designer 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. creativity). 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 web designer 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 web designer test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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    All our Web Designer tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    For all levels

    We offer Web Designer 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
“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 skills are required for a web designer?

Key skills required for a web designer include: technical expertise; good communication skills; time management; problem solving; critical thinking; creativity; attention to detail.

What other tests might be useful for a web designer?

Depending on role specifics, you may find it useful to combine the web designer test with other assessments, such as those focused on specific content management systems, coding or programming languages, or those that test proficiency with software like Photoshop and InDesign.

What is the cost for Picked’s web designer 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 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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