Skillprover UK Ltd are looking for talented Test Authors/Compilers who have at least 5 years experience in any of the following skill test areas:-
SVR4 UNIX K-Shell Scripting
SVR4 UNIX Bourne-Shell Scripting
SVR4 UNIX C-Shell Scripting
The task is to write a technical skill test from any of the above, which will consist of 25 questions with 5 multiple choice answers. Here are the characteristics of the tests:-
Each test covers only 1 skill area above.
5 Multiple Choice Answers (MCAs) for each question.
Feasible MCAs so as not to allow choice by elimination easily.
Strength must be in the order of intermediate to difficult.
Mixed bag style, that is the questions must cover many different features of the scripting environment. For example, there must be 18 questions covering output redirection, environment variables, file handling, security and pattern matching. Limit questions about basic utilities (such as grep/awk) to only 7. Most importantly, it MUST be written for the area, i.e. a C-Shell test will not include questions regarding Bourne Shell scripting. You must test your questions on the relevant platform too. Linux users can change the scripting language, and this is acceptable.
Bear in mind that the Test Taker will have approximately 20 seconds to answer each question. Each question must be realistically answerable within this time frame.
The chosen compilers MUST be degree qualified with at least 6 years experience and you must have good feedback on freelance sites.
I will supply an empty Microsoft Access database, which will be used to enter your questions and answers. Contained within is 1 non-live test example supplied to allow you to see how it should be constructed. Remember that your test will be passed to an equally skilled Validator to authenticate originality and accuracy.
You will also have first refusal to 'cycle' your authored test. That is, replace 10 questions with new similarly structured questions, and for this you can expect to be paid a fee. You may be asked to validate someone else’s test if that is in your subject area.
No payment will be made until tests have been received and QA'd by the company.
This is an easier task than you think. We are interested in applications from all over the world and we make payment by this site. This project might suit individuals or an organisation that has the personnel to develop technical tests for us perhaps on a contractual basis. We are getting a lot of interest in our business and we always give our test compilers appropriate feedback.
Remember, whatever you bid the price to pay for each test is fixed at the closest bid to US$120. Are you good enough to throw your hat in the ring today?
Skillprover UK Ltd.