Upwork removes skill tests

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Upwork completely removes skill tests from 9 of July 2019. Freelancers will not have opportunity to pass tests anymore and the old test results will be hidden.

Upwork removes skill tests

What is changed?

  • Freelancer can’t pass new tests
  • Tests results will be removed from freelancers profile
  • Profile 100%-completeness calculation formula will be changed
  • Freelancers will be spent much less time to create a detailed profile. A lot of good test marks was a good opportunity for novices to attract clients
  • Some skills loose checkmark sign which you be able to earn with related test


  • Test was not representative. Test was not show real freelancers skill level
  • A lot of negative feedback from clients and freelancers.
  • A lot of test questions was outdated
  • It was easy to cheat the test. Find answer online or even hire someone to pass tests

More information


You can found more information about freelance on Upwork without special skills. Also, check big list of professions categories and skills list on Upwork

More information about freelance on Upwork you can find in free eBook “Upwork Tips & Tricks“. For example:

  • How to fill a profile?
  • How to write Cover Letter?
  • How to achieve Top Rated?
  • Much more.

If you have questions you can join our freelancers Facebook community.

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Mobile developer from Ukraine. Work on Upwork from 2013. Share experience about freelance from 2014 (jff.name blog in Russian). Wrote book about remote work "How to freelance on Upwork" and free eBook "Upwork Tips & Tricks"

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