Pre-employment Skills Assessment

The PHP test is an advanced skill assessment designed to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in PHP, covering a range of topics from object-oriented programming to PHP 7+ features. It aims to identify those who possess not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills in applying PHP to solve complex programming challenges, making it ideal for roles that demand high-level PHP expertise.






10 min

Test type


About the test

This PHP test is meticulously designed to assess the advanced programming capabilities of candidates aspiring to roles that require expertise in PHP. With a focus on a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical proficiency, the test comprises 40 challenging questions that cover a wide spectrum of PHP domains, including but not limited to object-oriented programming, security, database interactions, and PHP 7+ features. Each question has been carefully crafted to gauge the depth of understanding and the ability to apply PHP in solving complex programming challenges efficiently. The questions vary in complexity, testing not only the memorization of PHP functions and syntax but also the application of PHP in real-world scenarios. Approximately 20% of the questions have been structured to have two correct answers, introducing a nuanced layer of complexity and simulating the ambiguity often encountered in programming. This test serves as an excellent tool for employers to identify candidates with a strong foundation in PHP and the ability to leverage that knowledge to develop robust, secure, and scalable applications.

This test is relevant for

PHP Developer
Responsible for writing server-side web application logic in PHP and developing back-end components.
Full Stack Developer
Experts in both front-end and back-end technologies, often required to have a solid understanding of PHP.
Back-end Developer
Focuses on server-side web application logic and integration, frequently utilizing PHP.
Web Developer
Responsible for designing and coding websites, where knowledge of PHP is crucial for server-side scripting.
Software Engineer
Engages in the development, testing, and maintenance of software applications, often using PHP among other programming languages.
Application Developer
Specializes in creating software applications, requiring expertise in languages such as PHP.

Skills measured

PHP Programming
The ability to write, debug, and maintain PHP code efficiently.
Object-Oriented Programming
Understanding and applying OOP principles in PHP to create modular and reusable code.
Knowledge of security practices in PHP to protect web applications from common vulnerabilities.
Database Management
Expertise in managing databases through PHP, including CRUD operations and connection best practices.
Web Technologies
Understanding how PHP integrates with web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
PHP 7+ Features
Familiarity with the newest features of PHP 7+, enhancing performance and security.

Sample questions

Preview a few questions that can be found in this test.
PHP Test Preview
Question 1/3
What does the PHP "include" statement do?
Select all that apply
Imports classes from another file
Imports classes from another file
Creates a new instance of a class
Creates a new instance of a class
Includes and evaluates the specified file
Includes and evaluates the specified file
Sends an HTTP header to the browser
Sends an HTTP header to the browser

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