Jira Test

The Jira test measures a candidate's ability to plan, track, and manage software development projects using agile project management within the Jira platform.


What is a Jira test?

Jira is a popular project management software used by software development teams to manage their projects. It offers features such as issue tracking, agile methodology, and project management.

Knowing how to use Jira is essential for software development teams as it can improve team productivity, increase efficiency, and help manage projects more effectively.

A Jira test is a tool designed to evaluate an individual's knowledge of the Jira software. It typically includes multiple-choice questions related to the software, covering topics such as issue tracking, agile methodology, and project management. The test may ask candidates to identify specific features or functions of the software or to troubleshoot common issues.

Some of the types of multiple-choice questions that you might expect on a Jira test to measure a user's proficiency of the software include:

  • Identifying the correct fields to input data
  • Choosing the appropriate workflow status
  • Recognizing the appropriate issue types
  • Understanding the use of sub-tasks
  • Recognizing common Jira terminology

About the Jira Test

Our Jira Test helps recruiters and HR teams evaluate a candidate's knowledge of Jira software. It is designed to measure an individual's technical skills in using the software effectively. Understanding how to use Jira is essential for software development teams to ensure that projects are completed efficiently and effectively.

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Why should you use a Jira test for recruiting?

Using a Jira test to shortlist candidates has many benefits. Firstly, it ensures that candidates have a strong understanding of the Jira software, which is essential for software development teams.

The Jira test is suitable for assessing candidates for roles in software development, project management, and IT. It is particularly useful for roles that require a good understanding of the Jira software, such as Jira Administrators, Developers, and Scrum Masters. Candidates who work in these roles will be expected to have a strong understanding of the software to manage projects effectively and efficiently.

In addition, it provides recruiters with an objective and standardized way to evaluate candidates' technical skills, eliminating potential for biased evaluations. It also saves recruiters time and resources by offering a quick and efficient way to evaluate candidates' technical skills.

Ultimately, identifying Jira skills with this test can help to improve team productivity, increase efficiency, and ensure that projects are completed on time and to a high standard.

Sample Jira Test question

Which of the following is NOT a benefit of using Jira workflows?

  • Streamlining work processes and reducing delays

  • Enabling teams to collaborate and communicate more effectively

  • Improving visibility and accountability of project progress

  • Increasing the number of issue types and fields available for tracking

View a sample report

Results for the Jira 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 Jira skills

In Neuroworx's Jira test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of knowledge using the platform. This includes using features such issue tracking, agile methodologies, integration with other tools and customization.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Jira 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 Jira specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Jira 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 Jira 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 Jira tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

  • For all levels

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


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  • 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.


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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.

Jira Test FAQs

How is the Jira Test administered?

The Jira Test is administered online via email, and candidates can complete it from any device with an internet connection. Once a candidate has completed the test, the results are immediately available to the recruiter. The test is user-friendly and easy to navigate, ensuring that candidates have a smooth experience while taking the test.

Can we see the candidate's test results?

Yes, once a candidate has completed the Jira Test, their results are immediately available to the recruiter. The results include a breakdown of the candidate's score and a summary of their performance across different sections of the test.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's Jira 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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