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Computer Programmer - C Sharp (C#)
Computer Programmer - C Sharp (C#)
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Computer Programmer - C Sharp (C#)

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Interacting With Computers - assist co-workers with software problems
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced.
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - distinguish details in graphic arts material
  • Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - consult with managerial or supervisory personnel
  • Analyzing Data or Information - use differential equations in computer programming

About the test

The HR Avatar Computer Programmer - C Sharp (C#) Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Computer Programmer - C Sharp (C#) test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Core C# Programming
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:15-1131.00
Simulation Context:Information Technology
O*Net Context:Computer and Mathematical
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$45,570 or less
Bottom 25%:
$61,100 or less
$79,840 (Average)
Top 25%:
$103,690 or more
Top 10%:
$130,360 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:8,100

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Design
Top Skills
  • Programming
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Active Listening
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Evaluation
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Information Ordering
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Expression
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: .NET Developer, .NET Programmer, Analyst Programmer, Application Programer Analyst, Application Programmer Analyst, Applications Developer, Applications Programmer, Beta Tester, Bioinformatics Specialist, Business Programmer, Business Systems Analyst, Client Server Programmer, COBOL Programmer (Common Business Oriented Language Programmer), Computer Animator, Computer Game Programmer, Computer Game Tester, Computer Graphic Artist, Computer Graphic Designer, Computer Language Coder, Computer Programer, Computer Programmer, Computer Programmer Analyst, Computer Programming Supervisor, Content Manager, CRM Developer (Customer Relationship Management Developer), Cryptologist, Database Designer, Database Developer, Database Engineer, Database Programmer, Engineering and Scientific Programmer, Engineering Programmer, Enterprise Architect, Game Developer, Game Programer, Graphic Engineer, Information Architect, Internet Designer, Internet Programmer, Internet Webmaster, Java Developer, Java Programmer, Mainframe Developer, Mainframe Programmer, Network Administrator, Object-Oriented Programmer, Operating System Programmer, Oracle Developer, Programer, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Report Developer, SAS Programmer, Simulation Developer, Software Developer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Programmer, Software Tester, System Software Developer, Systems Analyst, Systems Programmer, Video Game Programmer, Video Game Tester, Videogame Tester, Web Analyst, Web Application Developer, Web Architect, Web Designer, Web Editor, Web Graphic Designer, Web Page Designer, Web Programmer, Web Site Designer, Web Site Developer, Website Designer, Website Developer, Website Programmer

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Interpret and report functional requirements.
  • Accurately communicate the maintenance schedule to employees.
  • Optimize infrastructure strategy for phones and network.
  • Calculate product defect rate.
  • Respond to a customer inquiry.
  • Write a short essay.
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