Elasticsearch Test

The Elasticsearch test is designed to assess a candidate's level of proficiency using the search and analytics software for data based on Apache Lucene.


What is an Elasticsearch test?

Elasticsearch is a distributed search and analytics engine that is widely used for managing and analyzing large volumes of data. It is commonly used in industries such as e-commerce, finance, and healthcare to help organizations make data-driven decisions.

The test helps recruiters and HR teams assess user's proficiency in using Elasticsearch software. The test typically consists of multiple-choice questions that assess the user's knowledge of Elasticsearch concepts, as well as their ability to work with data and analyze search results.

An Elasticsearch test might ask questions related to Elasticsearch concepts such as indexing, mapping, and querying. Users might also be tested on their ability to work with Elasticsearch APIs, as well as their knowledge of search relevance and analysis techniques.

About the Elasticsearch Test

Proficiency in Elasticsearch is becoming increasingly important in many industries, as organizations seek to make use of the vast amounts of data they collect. Knowledge of Elasticsearch can help professionals efficiently manage and analyze large volumes of data, and provide insights that can inform decision-making.

Using an Elasticsearch software test can help ensure that candidates have the necessary skills to work with Elasticsearch and analyze large volumes of data.

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Why should you use an Elasticsearch test for recruiting?

The Elasticsearch test can help employers identify candidates who have a high level of proficiency in Elasticsearch, which can be a valuable asset to an organization and ensure your recruiting the best person for the job.

The key benefits of using an Elasticsearch test for recruiting include:

  • Ensuring that candidates have the necessary Elasticsearch skills for the job
  • Identifying candidates with a high level of proficiency in Elasticsearch
  • Reducing the risk of hiring candidates who lack the necessary Elasticsearch skills
  • Streamlining the recruitment process by quickly identifying candidates with the necessary Elasticsearch skills

An Elasticsearch test can be suitable for a wide range of roles in which data management and analysis are a key component.

Sample Elasticsearch Test question

What is the role of a node in an Elasticsearch cluster?

  • To store and index data in Elasticsearch

  • To perform search and query operations on data in Elasticsearch

  • To manage the distribution and replication of data across the cluster

  • To monitor and maintain the health of the Elasticsearch cluster

View a sample report

Results for the Elasticsearch Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report.

The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

Neuroworx Sample Report

How our test assesses Elasticsearch skills

In Neuroworx's Elasticsearch test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of knowledge using the platform. This includes using features such as indexing and searching, aggregation, scaling Elasticsearch clusters, adding and removing nodes, and API integration - in addition to this, candidates are assessed on terminology, using the interface and general best practices.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Elasticsearch based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by Elasticsearch specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Elasticsearch experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of Elasticsearch proficiency and feels the test is high quality.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

Neuroworx provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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  • Fully accredited

    All our Elasticsearch tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

  • For all levels

    We offer Elasticsearch tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


Energize selection process

Streamline hiring with our out-of-the-box tools.

  • Smart automations

    Automated actions such as alerts and reminders ensure a smooth candidate experience.

  • Instant results

    Receive candidate results in real-time so you can make decisions in hours, not days.


Make better hires

Improve hiring with bias-free, data-driven decisions.

  • Analytics dashboard

    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

  • Candidate comparison

    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.


You’re in good company

Provides all the data and high-level metrics we need to make fast hiring decisions. Neuroworx has been particularly helpful in scaling our operations since we moved to remote working.

Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia
Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia

Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.

Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

We used Neuroworx as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!

Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK


Curated by our team of experts

Scientifically validated by psychometric specialists

  • Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists, psychometricians, and subject matter experts who work closely together to ensure each test is accurate and reliable.
  • Our subject matter experts are rigorously vetted and typically have several years of experience working in their industries and hold advanced credentials.

Elasticsearch Test FAQs

Which job roles require an Elasticsearch test?

An Elasticsearch test can be suitable for a wide range of roles in which search and data analytics are a key component. Some examples of roles that might benefit from an Elasticsearch test include search engineers, data analysts, data scientists, and software developers working on search or analytics applications.

What other skills are needed to be good at Elasticsearch software?

To be good at Elasticsearch software, individuals should have a strong understanding of search and analytics concepts, as well as experience working with large datasets. Additionally, knowledge of programming languages such as Java or Python, and familiarity with web development technologies such as REST APIs, can also be beneficial.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's Elasticsearch test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay: no set-up or hidden fees.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7 day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

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