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Hire the best developers with SQL Skills Test

Identify candidates with the required proficiency in SQL, a domain-specific programming language, with Mercer | Mettl's Online SQL Skills Assessment. Comprising questions based on database query and Oracle SQL skills, this technical skills test helps recruiters screen and identify candidates whose skill sets match a specific job's requirements.

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Inside this SQL Skills Assessment

An SQL Skills Test can help assess candidates' knowledge, domain expertise, and job-ready skills, reducing the need for multiple offline screening processes for hiring developers. The test objectively evaluates candidates' skills, allowing recruiters to make well-informed hiring decisions backed by data-driven insights.  

The Online SQL Skills Assessment by Mercer | Mettl has been designed by subject matter experts to help hiring managers determine the employability, skills, and job readiness of multitudes of candidates and identify top SQL, database, and software developers for their organization. The SQL Skills Test comprises a range of multiple-choice questions and coding challenges for evaluating candidates on their understanding of SQL development. The test has 20 multiple-choice questions and two coding challenges to help recruiters find suitable candidates for hiring.


The increasing reliance of organizations on data and information has led to a rising demand for SQL developers in the data industry. Structured Query Language is one of the most commonly used database programming languages developed for database management and related functions. Top relational databases that are in use today, like Oracle and MySQL, are programmed using this language, which is why it becomes crucial for recruiters to hire developers who are adept at writing programs, functions, and queries that can manipulate data and database structures using SQL and who are also able to write custom queries to generate tailored reports. Recruiters need to be able to identify candidates who have knowledge of the latest version of SQL and database management systems and can create queries and subqueries to perform essential and custom database management functions.  

Though SQL developers are now highly coveted by organizations, identifying top candidates who perfectly match the requirements of a role takes a lot of time and effort, which is why more and more recruiters are integrating Online SQL Skills Assessments into the hiring process to establish a secure way of screening potential candidates. The SQL Skills Test by Mercer | Mettl provides recruiters with a suitable way to evaluate if candidates have the proficiency they need to succeed in a job role. The SQL Skills Assessment provides a holistic overview of a candidate's innate competencies, technical skills, abilities, and knowledge.


This SQL Assessment Test is a part of following skills libraries

SQL Developer Skills Test competency framework

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SQL Assessment Test competencies under scanner

SQL Assessment


Query writing

This part of the SQL Skills Assessment evaluates the proficiency of candidates in creating database query questions in Oracle.

Oracle SQL basics

This section of the SQL Skills Test analyzes the basic skills of candidates in using Oracle. It comprises many basics, including UPDATE query, functions, TCL, DML, LIKE clause, Group By, and several other types of subqueries.

Advanced topics

Candidates are assessed for their knowledge of advanced concepts of SQL in this section. The questions in this part include topics like the insert query, alter query, views, joins, and functions.

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