Kubernetes Test

Kubernetes tests are designed to assess a candidate's level of proficiency using the Kubernetes open source platform to automate and scale deployments of software.

  • What is a Kubernetes test?

    Kubernetes (also referred to as K8s) is an open-source container orchestration software that is used to automate the deployment, scale, and management of containerized applications. It is widely used in cloud computing and DevOps environments.

    A Kubernetes test is a useful recruitment assessment for roles that require Kubernetes software. The test typically consists of multiple-choice questions that assess the user's knowledge of Kubernetes architecture, deployment, and management, as well as their ability to troubleshoot common Kubernetes issues.

    A Kubernetes test might ask questions related to Kubernetes architecture, deployment techniques, configuration management, networking, and security. Users might also be tested on their ability to troubleshoot common Kubernetes issues and to work with Kubernetes APIs.

About the Kubernetes Test

Kubernetes is a popular tool for managing containerized applications, and proficiency in the software can be a valuable skill for professionals in a variety of fields.

A Kubernetes test ensures candidates have the necessary Kubernetes skills for the job they have applied for.

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  • Why should you use a Kubernetes test for recruiting?

    Recruiters should consider using a Kubernetes test for a variety of reasons. With the increasing demand for container orchestration and cloud computing skills, it's important for recruiters to be able to accurately assess a candidate's proficiency in these areas. By using a Kubernetes test, recruiters can quickly and accurately identify candidates who have the necessary skills and knowledge of the software.

    A Kubernetes test can also help recruiters streamline the recruitment process by quickly shortlisting candidates with the necessary skills. This can save time and resources in the hiring process, allowing recruiters to focus on the top talent and make faster and more informed hiring decisions.

    The test can be a valuable tool for HR and recruiters who may not have a deep technical understanding of Kubernetes. By using a standardized test, recruiters can rely on a consistent and objective measure of a candidate's proficiency, rather than relying on subjective impressions or general knowledge of the software.

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Results for the Kubernetes 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 Kubernetes skills

In Picked's Kubernetes 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 container orchestration (deploying, managing and scaling containers), managing infrastructure, service discovery, load balancing and monitoring health performance. In addition you should be familiar with the UI, terminology and best practices related to Kubernetes.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Kubernetes 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 Kubernetes specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Kubernates 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 Kubernetes 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 Kubernetes tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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


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“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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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

Kubernetes Test FAQs

What other skills should I assess for someone who uses Kubernetes (K8s)?

In addition to assessing a candidate's proficiency in Kubernetes software, there are several other skills and attributes that can be important for success in roles that require working with Kubernetes. Some of these may include programming skills such as Python, Java and Go as well as teamwork and problem-solving.

What job roles would be suitable for a Kubernetes (K8s) software test?

A Kubernetes software test can be suitable for a variety of job roles that involve deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications. Some examples of roles that may benefit from a Kubernetes test include DevOps engineers, site reliability engineers, cloud architects, and software developers who work with microservices or containerized applications. Ultimately, any role that involves working with Kubernetes or container orchestration may benefit from an assessment of a candidate's Kubernetes skills.

What is the cost for Picked's Kubernetes 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.

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

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