"because test is not valuable in hiring" - but it's valuable in searching for a person with the right skills. How do I find a programmer with needed skills???
It is very obvious that people who don't pass these tests welcome this descision. For clients it is definitely a bad decision and it takes an important information for screening the right candidates.
I don't think so, if you are fresh on upwork, than its very hard to get job without test..
in that case how client can assume that this candidate is right for job.
They need to use a parameter, if developer done more than 200-300 jobs than they can remove test section form those developers profile.
Hope you got my point..
I base my hiring on portfolio and pricing if I'm looking. If I'm posting a job, responses that don't have a good portfolio (i.e. no artwork for an illustrator's profile), or introductions / responses to my hiring questions or job description that don't match, I don't hire.
Then, it's: does the style match the job.
Then it's: are they a good communicator.
I always figured the self-testing has low credibility anyway, it was just a sort of way of showing parts of a CV. Just include that in your profile I mean... if people wanted to look at resume's that's what the profile page would be. Overall, I don't think they do. This is all about the look and feel you get when working with people on these marketplaces, there's really not a lot of formality for the most part. Sometimes that's good, sometimes it's really not.
I am not agree with the decision. The Upwork should make the test interface more secure and reliable so there would be no chances of cheating. If such steps would have taken then only the true worthy developers would have been able to pass the test.