PHP online tests

DevSkiller PHP online tests were created by our PHP professionals to verify a developer’s proficiency in PHP for Junior, Middle, and Senior positions. Our PHP online tests are an ideal choice for technical screening and online coding interviews.

DevSkiller PHP online tests are powered by RealLifeTesting methodology which helps you to identify developers with the necessary skills.

Technologies covered:

Programming language: PHP

PHP frameworks and libraries: Symfony, Zend Framework, Laravel, Yii, CodeIgniter, Doctrine, Twig, Slim, Guzzle, and others

Build tools: Phing, Composer

Symfony
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
55 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of PHP, Symfony, Twig

Programming task - Level: Medium

PHP | Symfony | Customer Relationship Management System - Implement a Command using Symfony's Console Commands.

PHP
SENIOR
Tested skills
Duration
72 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of PHP, Symfony, YAML

Programming task - Level: Hard

PHP | Symfony | CompilerPass Interface - Implement an archiving application which chooses the compression algorithm based on the given file.

PHP
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
60 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Code gaps

assessing knowledge of SQL

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of ES6, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WCAG 2.0, Web Accessibility

Programming task - Level: Medium

PHP | Categories Repository - Implement PDO queries that will return valid results about movies to users.

PHP
SENIOR
Tested skills
Duration
88 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of SQL, ES6, JavaScript, AJAX, Web development

Programming task - Level: Hard

PHP | XML-CSV Converter - Implement filtering and data transformation methods to pass all the tests.

PHP
JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
41 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Code gaps

assessing knowledge of SQL, CSS, HTML

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of JavaScript

Programming task - Level: Easy

PHP | Faker | Basic data manipulation - Implement all the methods in the app/Faker class.

Laravel
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
80 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Programming task

solve a programming challenge that involves PHP Web Scraper

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Returning views, Controller class, Cookies encryption, Partial resource routes, Setting database connection configuration, Accessing Request in controller methods, Maintenance mode, Controller methods routing, Method path of Request, Masking the filename of a downloaded file

The right PHP online tests to screen PHP and web developers

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  • Junior PHP developer

How our PHP online tests work

Devskiller’s range of PHP coding tests are powered by the RealLifeTesting methodology. In these tests, the candidates need to build or add new features to an existing piece of software using PHP and all its facets. Our range of online PHP tests let you test developers use frameworks and libraries such as Symfony, Zend Framework, Laravel Yii, and many more. Use these to create a test, and grade them on skills and abilities relevant to your business – coding skills, business logic, problem-solving, and deadlines. 

Key features 

  • Genuine software development rather than academic problems
  • Full-stack testing means candidates can use their comprehensive PHP skills
  • These tests can be taken by candidates anytime, anywhere
  • A natural work environment where the candidate can develop software, use their own IDE, clone to GIT, access Stack Overflow/Github/Google for research, and run unit tests means a better candidates experience
  • Robust plagiarism controls verify the accuracy of your candidate’s skills
  • Tests are evaluated automatically and instantly, producing a report that non-technical recruiters can understand.
  • Tests for junior, middle, and senior developers

What to look for in a PHP developer

PHP is a script programming language used mainly in web development, content management systems, and frameworks, but can also be used in robotic applications and common line scripting. PHP is a popular programming language that was originally an acronym for ‘Personal Home Page’ and has been in use well over 20 years. 

It’s important that your PHP developer is aware of its flexibility in developing web applications. Because of its versatility, it’s developed many nuances and subtleties, each developer possibly dealing with them in a different manner. Your PHP developer must not only know all these niches uses, but also be willing to change the way they work in order to work as part of your team. 

Your PHP developer should have a thorough understanding of the HTTP protocol and be familiar, if not experienced with some RDBMS’ (Relational Database Management System)

Don’t see the test you want?

Do you want to give a PHP online test using your own codebase? No problem. Our task wizard allows you to build your own coding test using your own resources. You can send your test to candidates anywhere in the world and see how they perform doing the task of your choosing.

Want proof that our PHP online tests really work?

Knowing where to invest your business’s money is a big decision and not one that should be taken lightly. At DevSkiller we’re sure that our PHP online tests are exactly what your company needs, but let’s let some of our past customers do the talking instead:  

Magdalena Rogóż – Deputy Marketing Manager at Kodilla

“Using DevSkiller to grade tests is 2 times more cost-efficient while giving our students a much better test and preparing them for future recruitment tests.”

Victoria Cyczewska – Talent Acquisition Specialist at Stepstone Services

“We now have a tool which allows us to not only collaborate to create tests assessing technical skills we need to grow, but also to communicate internally and externally (with candidates). What is more, our technical recruitment process is now more structured. As an example, we use our technical screening results as a conversation starter during technical interviews.”

Ivana Nikolic – HR Manager at ImpacTech 

“The greatest advantage for the candidates is that they can proceed with the tests at their own convenience. In case you have a candidate who is already working and is thinking about changing the career or moving to another company, it is also a time saver for them, as they do not have to take time off in order to attend numerous interviews in the search for a new position.”

Frequently asked questions

What is RealLifeTestingTM?

The RealLifeTesting methodology is the foundation of all DevSkiller PHP online tests. RealLifeTesting goes beyond coding tests and traditional algorithm puzzles to provide a holistic view of a developer’s skills. At its core, is the belief that the best way to assess a developer’s skills, is to challenge them with work similar to that which they will be expected to carry out. To that end, RealLifeTesting simulates the actual work environment of a PHP developer and sets them tasks based on this simulation. 

To be successful developers need to demonstrate their knowledge of coding, be able to use resources like Stack Overflow and to find solutions to the problems they encounter. The best results reflect those who can demonstrate the best coding skill, decision making, code cleanliness, and problem-solving skills.

How long does it take to set up DevSkiller?

DevSkiller PHP online tests are designed to be very quick and easy to send out. Our IT experts have worked hard to create a testing model that is as efficient as possible. The DevSkiller platform comes packed full of ready-made PHP online tests for you to choose from. 

All you need to do is set up your account and start sending out test invites.

Do I need to be a programmer to use DevSkiller?

Part of the aim of DevSkiller testing is that you don’t need to be an expert developer to be able to use our screening tool. We want recruitment managers who have little, to no experience in software development, to be able to experience just how effective our PHP online tests are. Our expert team has designed our DevSkiller testing to be as user-friendly as possible. Even our test results are generated automatically and presented in a report that is easy to understand for non-technical recruiters. If you have someone technical available you can custom build your own tests and set your own specifications, but if not, then our default tests are ready to go. 

What do you do about plagiarism?

Plagiarism can be a real issue when it comes to the validity of testing candidates. Fortunately at DevSkiller, we have been able to implement various anti-plagiarism tools to all but eliminate the problem. 

During testing, our system automatically implements screen recording to check if the candidate is looking at a different screen when undertaking a test. We also use a range of social listening tools, check the candidate’s IP address, and use live pair notifications. 

In addition, automatic checks are carried out on the candidate’s answers and entered code. The answers are then automatically cross-referenced with every answer we’ve received in the system and if there is a match we can categorically confirm that the candidate cheated.