Jenkins Test

The Jenkins test can help you assess a candidate's proficiency level in using Jenkins when automating different parts of development such as building, testing, and deploying software.

  • What is a Jenkins test?

    Jenkins is a free and open-source automation tool that is used to automate software development processes including building, testing, and deploying software. It is a popular tool for developers, and proficiency in Jenkins can be a valuable skill for individuals in a variety of fields.

    A Jenkins test is a standardized assessment of a user's proficiency in using Jenkins software. The test typically consists of multiple-choice questions that assess the user's knowledge of Jenkins concepts and tools, as well as their ability to use Jenkins to automate software development processes.

    A Jenkins test might ask questions related to Jenkins installation and configuration, job management, and plugin management. Users might also be tested on their knowledge to use Jenkins to automate tasks such as testing, building, and deployment.

About the Jenkins Test

Jenkins is a popular tool for automating software development processes, and proficiency in the software can help professionals streamline their workflow and increase their productivity. Knowledge of Jenkins can also help individuals improve the quality of their software by automating tasks such as testing and deployment.

Using a Jenkins test as part of the recruitment process can help recruiters identify top talent with the necessary skills to perform software development tasks.

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  • Why should you use a Jenkins test for recruiting?

    Using a Jenkins test for recruiting can provide a number of key benefits. For example, it can help ensure that candidates have the necessary skills to perform software development tasks in the workplace. It can also help employers identify candidates who have a high level of proficiency in Jenkins, which can be a valuable asset to the organization.

    The key benefits of using a Jenkins test for recruiting include:

    • Ensuring that candidates have the necessary Jenkins skills for the job
    • Identifying candidates with a high level of proficiency in Jenkins
    • Reducing the risk of hiring candidates who lack the necessary Jenkins skills
    • Streamlining the recruitment process by quickly identifying candidates with the necessary Jenkins skills

    A Jenkins test can be suitable for a wide range of roles in which software development is a key component. Some examples of roles that might benefit from a Jenkins test include software developers and DevOps engineers.

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Results for the Jenkins 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 Jenkins skills

In Picked's Jenkins test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of knowledge using the platform. This includes using features such as creating and managing pipelines, using Jenkins plugins to integrate with other tools and technologies, Version Control Integration, building and testing automation, monitoring and reporting - in addition you should have a strong understanding of the continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD), best practices and terminology.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Jenkins 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 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 Jenkins specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Jenkins 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 Jenkins proficiency and feels the test is high quality.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are 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 Jenkins tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    For all levels

    We offer Jenkins 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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    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 Jenkins Test expert

Developed by our team of I/O psychologists, psychometricians and subject matter experts, our assessments provide reliable, valid and impartial results. They strictly follow industry best practices and stay on the leading edge of innovations to have job seekers’ unique profiles, abilities and knowledge accurately evaluated while minimising bias. They draw on years of research and cutting-edge predictive analytics to create assessments that provide valuable insights into performance, retention, 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

Jenkins Test FAQs

How do you ensure the validity and reliability of the test results?

Throughout the development phase of our tests, a thorough analysis was conducted to ensure the test's reliability and validity, in accordance with industry-leading methodologies. The test was designed and evaluated by professionals specialized in Jenkins and underwent field-testing with a diverse group of job seekers with varying levels of experience in Jenkins, similar to those you may encounter in a candidate pool.

Is the Jenkins test difficult?

The difficulty level of the Jenkins test can vary depending on an individual's level of knowledge and experience with the software.

What is the cost for Picked's Jenkins 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.

Can I get a free trial?

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.

“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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