The Top Technical Screening Platforms in 2019

Daniel Borowski
Mar 6 · 4 min read

After surveying more than 200 stakeholders in the technical recruiting process and gathering feedback from engineering candidates, here is our 2019 list and buyer’s guide for technical screening and coding assessment platforms.

If your talent acquisition team needs to screen programmers before moving them forward in the interview process — whether for full-stack engineers, data scientists, back-end engineers, or senior software engineers — the platforms listed below will enable you to efficiently filter out unqualified candidates, prioritize the best candidates, save you time, and ultimately hire the most skilled engineers.


1. Coderbyte

Coderbyte is the #1 coding assessment platform for qualifying engineering talent in your pipeline. It takes less than a minute to get set up on one of the plans, and it comes with a library of 500+ challenges and questions which means you can quickly get a test running and start filtering candidates for any role at your organization.

Coderbyte is also the only platform that offers unlimited admins (recruiters / hiring managers), assessments, and candidates on any plan (begins at $59/month).

You are able to screen for the following roles on Coderbyte:

  • Software engineer (junior, mid-level, senior)

View the pricing plans and get started in 90 seconds here.

Download our in-depth guide to the industry’s top solutions here. In the meantime, read on below.


2. HackerRank

HackerRank is a leading end-to-end technical recruiting platform for hiring developers, and has the largest library of coding challenges. They also have the most comprehensive system for banks and multinational organizations that require and can afford compliance, heavy-duty security, and extensive onboarding. As such, their pricing tiers rightfully begin quite high, geared for corporations planning on extensive hiring and configuration. You can start a free trial easily, but expect to spend minimally $3,600/yr.

With HackerRank, you are able to have candidates solve coding challenges that are automatically graded, and you can also create role-based assessments to hire for a multitude of positions:

  • Back-end developers

Scoring is automatic and HackerRank also provides detailed reports of candidate statistics along with an in-depth analysis of candidate code.

Download our in-depth guide to the industry’s top solutions here. In the meantime, read on below.


3. Codility

Codility is an algorithm-focused technical assessment platform, particularly useful for traditional organizations with less modern technology stacks that need to assess candidates on basic problem solving, algorithms, and coding challenges. It is also a learning and development platform and an employer branding platform, which is great for organizations that want to use a single software for all their technical HR needs.

Codility also automatically generates scored reports about each candidate’s coding abilities, empowering the whole team to gauge technical skills. Like HackerRank, their pricing isn’t readily available, but you can begin a free trial. However, their unlimited plans typically begin around $660/month.

Learn more about Codility’s platform and features here.

Download our in-depth guide to the industry’s top solutions here. In the meantime, read on below.


4. CodeSignal

CodeSignal is a technical screening platform with its own coding score it assigns to candidates. They provide an advanced IDE environment, along with video recordings and a plagiarism checker.

Boost your coding skills by tackling coding challenges, practicing for interviews, and completing Certified Assessments.

With CodeSignal tests, you can hire for specific roles such as:

  • Software engineer

CodeSignal focuses on having companies hire engineers based on their coding skills rather than their resumes.

Learn more about CodeSignal’s platform and features here.


Download our in-depth guide to the industry’s top solutions here.

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