Thinking of making the switch from HackerRank?

We want to make the decision as easy as possible, so we`ve put together some info that’ll help you decide which option is best for you.

A more accurate screening process

HackerRank tests come in two forms – an online browser-based test and a live remote coding session. Both of these tests provide candidates with extremely contrived and unfamiliar coding environments. No developer writes code day-to-day inside a browser and hence browser-based tests do not reflect a true-to-life coding environment.


With live coding sessions, the interviewer can see the candidate while they write code and ask questions while doing so. This can be very off-putting for the candidate and, again, does not reflect a real-world coding environment.

With CodeScreen, candidates take tests offline using GitHub and their IDE & resources, which provides a familiar and natural coding environment for candidates. This allows candidates to give their best showing in the test and results in a much more accurate screening.

Take custom assessments to the next level

CodeScreen expands and improves on HackerRank’s custom test case functionality.


With HackerRank, you can only add tests to your assessment through their UI, which is limited to just an expected input vs. expected output string comparison.


Because CodeScreen test cases are implemented in code using testing libraries (such as JUnit, XUnit, etc.), it opens up an abundance of possibilities of what you can actually test for in a candidate’s solution. Object equality, integer comparison (less than, greater than, etc.), proper exception handling, the sort order of lists, etc. are all now possible. This allows you to test a candidate’s solution in the same way your developers would test code in a real-world working environment.

You’ll pay far less

Here’s how our pricing compares with HackerRank’s prices.

More flexible pricing

CodeScreen’s pricing plans are more flexible than HackerRank’s.

All CodeScreen pricing plans are billed monthly. You can cancel any time, meaning no upfront yearly commitment. We also offer a 7-day free trial. No credit card details needed!

Check out CodeScreen!

Start your 7-day free trial now to help you find the right developers with real-world coding challenges.