HTML5 Test

HTML5 tests are designed to assess a programmer's knowledge and understanding of the HTML5 programming language. If you are looking to hiring a developer you might want to consider using this multiple-choice assessment.

  • What is an HTML5 test?

    The HTML5 test is used for assessing candidates' knowledge and skills when it comes to using HTML5 for formatting and presenting web content. It is one of the most important skills for front-end developers and anyone working in web design, so finding an expert is necessary for companies wanting to build their online presence and web properties.

    As HTML5 is so essential to web-based roles, the HTML5 test is a valuable recruitment tool that can quickly and easily screen out candidates who do not have the required skills.

    The test may cover such topics as understanding and manipulating the Document Object Model (DOM), identifying and using HTML tags, linking external resources into HTML, understanding the client-server relationship, and much more. It is designed to be a comprehensive assessment applicable to the majority of developer roles that require HTML5 knowledge.

About the HTML5 Test

Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML, is the scripting that is used for the presentation of documents on the web, using a format that is readable to both computers and humans without further plugins.

Coders and developers who have expert knowledge in HTML5 are invaluable as they are able to build and edit websites and applications. This test can help provide an effective assessment for developers who have a high level of competency by testing their knowledge and skills.

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  • Why should you use a HTML5 test for recruiting?

    Fluency in HTML5 is a fundamental technological skill, since it makes up the basic structure of the internet and almost everything that is published on it. This means that it is a vital skill for a huge number of roles such as:

    While it is essential to the internet, most of us never see the HTML coding of the websites and apps that we use, and therefore, never learn how to use it. This means that proving someone's skills can be difficult for recruiters who do not have the understanding themselves; it makes the HTML5 test useful for screening out candidates who do not have the required competencies.

    Developers might have a HTML5 certificate, although this is not typically standardised and may not be up-to-date. Another way to assess a developer's HTML5 skills is by asking to see their portfolio of work, but this might involve a manual review of their code.

    The test is developed by experts to enhance validity and reliability, and therefore, can be used as a trusted and accurate demonstration of someone's skills before they are on the job, giving recruiters easily comparable data to help differentiate between candidates.

    Candidates who do well on the test will show an expert understanding of HTML5. Pre-employment tests like this one can also show how well candidates solve problems, think on the spot, and perform under pressure – all of which are necessary for a successful web developer.

Sample HTML5 Test question

Which of the following is the replacement for cookies in HTML5?

  • Local storage

  • Web beacons

  • Java scripts

  • All of the above

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Results for the HTML5 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 HTML5 skills

In Picked's HTML5 test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency in the programming language. This includes demonstrating general knowledge about HTML5 such as knowing all the HTML5 tags, using attribute styles and IDs and linking external resources (CSS, JavaScript etc.), as well as more challenging questions around understanding the client-server relationship and the DOM (Document Object Model).

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands HTML5 based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are mostly generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and reviewed by programmers and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying HTML5 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 programmer has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of HTML5 proficiency and feels the test is of high quality.

Our programming tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Written by a HTML5 Test expert

Ryan Green is a former resident of Google Launchpad for Developers, who has worked on a number of different web application projects that he has designed, built and tested himself. Ryan has a deep technical understanding of websites and their effects on SEO and usability. He graduated from Brunel University with a 1st class honours degree in Multimedia Technology and Design.

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FAQs

What is a front-end developer?

Front-end development is also known as client-side development and refers to the aspects of a website that the user will see and interact with. Developers will use applications such as HTML, CSS and Javascript to make sure that websites are formatted clearly and are usable across different devices and browsers for the best customer experience.

A junior to mid-level programmer working with HTML5 as a front-end developer might have at least 2–3 years experience building websites and web applications.

What other programming skills are needed for front-end development?

While the most important skill for a front-end developer is fluency in programming skills, there are lots of other skills needed for a successful developer. They should be able to create responsive designs, understand version control to track changes, constantly test and debug, and be adaptive to your needs and user feedback to improve results.

What is the cost for Picked's HTML5 programming skills test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay – no set-up or hidden fees.

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Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7 day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

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