This page is about the skill APIs, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The API skill covers authenticating and communicating with third party services through the use of their RESTful or SOAP Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). It also covers common frameworks such as OAuth and standard API design practices.

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What types of things are included in the APIs skill?

The APIs skill assesses knowledge of topics like Conventions, GraphQL, HTTP Methods, HTTP Status, JSON, OAuth2, OIDC, REST Architecture, SOAP & XML.

Which types of roles require good APIs skills?

APIs is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Software Engineer & Data Engineer.

Why should we test someone’s APIs skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know APIs well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s APIs skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the APIs skill in?

APIs can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test.

Can I add my own APIs questions?

Yes, you can add your own APIs questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test APIs skills?

Feel free to reach out and book a quick discovery call here.

How difficult is the APIs skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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