I read a blog post about DevSkiller report analyzing some trends and I read the original report and I have some comments to make.
“Companies from Israel are the most selective”
According to the post, companies in Israel are considered the most selective since they consider only 12.26% of the developers they test. Another point of view is that Israeli companies give less weight to résumés and would rather test the applicant skills. This can increase the diversity and give a chance to more people. I think that it is a good practice for an industry that lacks more than 10,000 professionals (see here)
On a side comment, interpersonal skills such as team player, leadership, responsibility are ignored in this report and that’s a shame. They are sometimes more important when hiring someone.
“React, Spring, ASP.NET, MySQL, HTML, Data Analysis, and Laravel are the most popular technologies in their respective tech stacks”
CSS is a tech stack? Weird analysis from my point of view, maybe web development would have been a better title.
Is it a surprise that HTML and CSS are tested together? I find it hard to believe that an employer looks for an employee that is skilled only with one of those, they are tightly coupled.
In this section in the post, I miss a mention of NoSQL technologies.
The completion rate of the test is impressive (93%).
There is a detailed analysis of the geography of the hiring companies and the candidates’ origins. I am also interested in demographics such as age, gender, marital status. I know that not everything is legal to have or ask. But I wonder if parents are more likely or less likely to complete the tests (or even start them). Are women as likely as men to pass the tests? Are there feminine and masculine technologies?
Data about years of experience and the correlation to technologies used and the probability passing the tests would also be interesting.