The speed test at 10FastFingers.com allows users to measure how many words they can type within a minute without errors. Many businesses use words per minute to determine whether the applicant is capable of handling the typing rigors associated with a particular position.
To begin the test, a user clicks the mouse in the empty text field and starts to type the random words displayed in the white box above the text entry area. If the user enters the word correctly followed by a space, then the word turns green, while an incorrect entry yields a red highlight around the word. Users can either choose to continue typing or backspace and fix the error before moving forward. Once a minute is complete, the system presents the amount of words per minute typed, as well as the number of correct or wrong words to represent accuracy.