Ruby on Rails Test

The Ruby on Rails test is designed to assess a programmer's knowledge and understanding of the Rails framework.

  • What is a Ruby on Rails test?

    Ruby on Rails is an open-source, full-stack web application framework and is used to build web applications for both the front and back end.

    The Ruby on Rails test assesses a programmer's knowledge and understanding of the framework. It covers a range of topics, from general knowledge of Rails to application development.

    The test is multiple-choice and typically takes around 10 minutes to complete. It's timed, so it's important candidates answer efficiently and accurately.

About the Ruby on Rails Test

Ruby is one of the top ten programming languages; its framework provides structures for a database, a web service, and web pages, and facilitates the use of web standards such as JSON, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

If you are looking to hire developers who understand Ruby on Rails, you might want to consider using a Ruby On Rails test.

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  • Why should you use a Ruby on Rails test for recruiting?

    Using a Ruby on Rails test as part of your recruitment process is a quick and easy way to determine whether prospective employees have the level of Ruby experience required for the position you are hiring for.

    Skills such as Ruby are commonly listed on developers’ resumes, but the insight that can be gained from reviewing a candidate’s experience on paper is limited. A Ruby test can be used to substantiate claims made, confirming the level of skill possessed.

    A Ruby on Rails skills test is best administered in combination with other coding and technical skills tests, to gain the greatest insights into prospective employees’ abilities.

    Job roles for which a Ruby test may be a useful prerequisite include:

    Targeted skills testing, such as using a Ruby test, allows for bias-free, data-driven decisions to be made based on assessment data. This ensures that the strongest candidates advance in the process and avoids any unintentional bias.

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Results for the Ruby on Rails 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 Ruby on Rail skills

In Picked’s Ruby on Rails test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency, from demonstrating knowledge about the framework to problem-solving and error checking. The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Ruby on Rails 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 tested by programmers and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Ruby on Rails 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 Ruby 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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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 Ruby on Rails tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    For all levels

    We offer Ruby on Rails tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.

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    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

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    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!”
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Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

FAQs

What are the essential responsibilities for a Ruby on Rails developer?

Typically a Ruby on Rails developer will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop scalable and secure applications
  • Write clean and efficient code
  • Participate in all stages of the development lifecycle
  • Use best practices for testing, including SCRUM
Is the Ruby on Rails test difficult?

The test assesses Ruby developers at an intermediate level using a range of easy to difficult questions. The test scores will help distinguish top-level candidates.

Can I try the test for free?

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

What is the fee for Picked’s Ruby test?

Picked offers monthly or annual subscriptions for businesses of all sizes, so choose the one that best fits your needs. You can also contact us to discuss the possibility of a custom plan suited to your specific requirements. You can check out our subscription plans here.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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