Skill ratings in candidate reports

Understanding the automated skill ratings in each candidate's report

In a candidate report, you will see a section for Skill ratings.

skill ratings

These results are automatically generated based on what languages and technologies the candidate used to solve the challenges in the Assessment. It measures their skill by calculating their code efficiency and test case results for each challenge they solved.

More specifically, each ratings is calculated by taking the challenges solved for that skill and dividing their score by what the best possible score could have been and then displaying that visually for you.

For example, if a candidate solved 3 SQL challenges, and received the scores 5, 10, 2 for a total of 17 points out of a possible 30, then they received a little over a 50% mark. They would then have 2 /3 of the lightning bolts highlighted.

The rating options can be:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Benchmark data

Once enough candidates take an Assessment, you may see an average score next to the candidate's final score. You will also see a qualifying score which is the threshold you set when creating an assessment to determine the benchmark for qualified candidates.



On a candidate report, aside from our system grading your candidates solutions and providing you a final score, you are able to rate candidates yourself across a set of skills in their scorecard and leave private notes. Read more about the scorecard here.