Screen Software Testers using Online Tests. Interview only candidates with proven QA expertise

Sample Test
Arithmetic Aptitude

Interested in hiring QA/ Software Testers?

  • Suppose you are interested in hiring a good Software Tester with good QA expertise. You post Job Descriptions on various online job portals and also partner with Candidate Sourcing Vendors. As a result, you end up with a pool of candidates interested in your job opening
  • What you have: 250 CVs from interested candidates.
  • What you don’t have: The time or the resources to conduct 250 interviews.
  • CV based filtering is extremely ad-hoc and often results in errors.
    • Candidates with in-depth knowledge on Programming and Software Testing can be ignored because their academics are not good or their CV is not well formatted
    • Candidates with good grades and neat CVs are often selected for interviews, even though they may not have the relevant Technical Skills you are looking for.
  • Pouring over CVs from hundreds of candidates is also a painful, time-consuming activity

Our Recruitment Testing Philosophy

Our Recruitment Testing Philosophy is simple: “Align the recruitment tests for a role with the actual duties that a candidate must fulfill on a daily basis, if hired for that role.”

We believe that this alignment will help Recruiters maximize their Interview Hit Rate and reduce Cost per Hire

Logical Reasoning
Data Interpretation And Analytical Skills

Our Recommendation:

Ask all interested candidates to take the QA Screening Test hosted by CodeGround Recruitment Testing Platform. [Link to Sample tests]

  • You can ask MCQs on General Aptitude and English Communication Skills
  • You can also test the candidate’s knowledge on Programming. Include programming questions along with test cases and ask candidates to write code to satisfy the test cases. As automated testing for regression becomes the norm, it becomes imperative to ensure that the QA has basic expertise in Programming.
  • You can share code with some bugs and ask candidates to debug it to address all corner cases.
  • You can ask questions on testing philosophy where candidates need to answer verbally. Questions like “What is the difference between white box testing and black box testing” or “How would you test an elevator?” can be asked. Such questions test a candidate’s knowledge as well as the candidate’s ability to communicate effectively.
  • You can ask candidates to look at a given software package/ website and identify bugs (see illustration below)

Illustration – Software Program with Bugs

The candidate can be presented with a Simple Calculator Application that has a few bugs in it. The candidate has to identify the bugs and add test cases (to the existing set of tests) that fail because of the bugs but will pass once the bugs have been fixed.

Sample bugs like the ones below can be introduced:

  • The + and the – operations seem to be reversed
  • The order of priority should be / * + - (division, multiplication,addition, subtraction) which is not maintained.
  • Divide by zero causes the App to crash.
Arithmetic Aptitude
CodeGround Online Tests are auto-evaluated resulting in significant cost savings

Greater Test participation

Candidates can take tests from the comfort of their homes, resulting in greater test participation

CodeGround has tie-ups with hundreds of Engineering Campuses across India.We will forward test links for job openings to Campus Placement Authorities who will circulate it among student body, ensuring high test participation

Question Pooling

Improve your Interview Hit Rate

Interview only the candidates who have:

  • Demonstrated Interest in your Job Opening by taking the online test
  • Demonstrated Competence by doing well in that test


The platform provides capabilities to conduct all online assessments in a fair manner.

Webcam Monitoring prevents cheating and impersonation

WebCam Monitoring

The candidate is monitored via webcam to ensure that there is no impersonation and that the candidate does not communicate with others in person or using mobile during the test.

Window Proctoring

The test window is proctored. If the candidate navigates away from the test window (for instance, to use google search), multiple warnings are given. If the warnings are ignored, the test is ended immediately and a red flag is raised in the report.

Window Proctoring locks the test window and prevents candidates from switching to other browsers (chat, search etc) during tests
Copy Detection is applicable for coding submissions. We ensure that code submissions from two different candidates are not very similar

Copy Detection

When code submissions by any two candidates are too similar (>85% similarity), a red flag is raised indicating possible code plagiarism.

Random Pooling

Each candidate taking the test can be given a smaller set of questions that are randomly selected from a large pool of questions.

Questions for each candidate are randomly selected from a large pool of questions