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Software Companies

Our Software Solution is the perfect fit for HR teams and Hiring Managers looking for actionable insights on prospective candidates.

The global pandemic forced everyone to move toward a primarily digital world,  accelerating IT priorities and technology roadmaps across businesses. This change is presenting challenges for HR teams, who are tasked with finding qualified talent at scale.

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with HR Teams at a variety of IT software companies, from enterprise software and consumer products to eCommerce, and IT consulting.

Over time, we have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

Some of our software clients include:

We have experience identifying high-quality candidates to fill popular software roles such as:

  • Software Developers
  • Software Quality Testers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Web Developers
  • Database Architects
  • Computer Network Architects

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your organization?

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HighMatch Software Hiring Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable software hiring assessment that’s fast, easy to implement, and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your software company.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Software Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in the software industry, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

HighMatch has been instrumental in making the best hiring decisions.

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Software Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in the software industry.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Spatial Visualization: the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with physical/digital systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly
  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on a candidate’s ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions quickly
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible


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Software Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

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  • Accounts Payable: This assessment tests the knowledge of an accounts payable clerk or an office associate that is responsible for the Accounts Payable function
  • Accounts Receivable: This test is designed for candidate’s interested in pursuing an Accounts Receivable Clerk Position and evaluates their understanding of accounting concepts and terms
  • Marketing: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s understanding of conceptual knowledge of marketing principles
  • Payroll: This test aims at determining whether a person knows the principles of payroll such as wages calculation, the different pay periods, payroll deductions,
  • Sales Concepts: This test is designed to assess the skill level of a sales representative
  • Search Engine Optimization: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s understanding of the core concepts and need of SEO
  • Writing Sample – Sales: This test shows the writer’s ability to compose a short, persuasive letter
  • Writing Sample – Technical Writing: This test shows the writer’s ability to organize and present information in a technical context

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our services team.

HighMatch Software Hiring Assessment

Ready to learn how a software hiring assessment from HighMatch can help your software company find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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