A colleague and I, both mid-level developers, were having a disagreement regarding a recent job prospect they had where the individual from HR asked my colleague if they'd be willing to do a language-specific coding quiz. Unsurprisingly to me, because my colleague has a great job history and is very skilled, they've recently had a dozen recruiters reach out to them since setting their LinkedIn status to "looking for jobs" and only one so far has requested this.
The colleague asked for my opinion and I felt that for non-junior level developers, it seemed tacky. Surely a detailed resume showing 5+ years of employment as a programmer should filter an individual from the "quick screening" tactics that cost a company barely any time but could cost an applicant hours. My colleague amicably said it makes me sound snobbish; I retorted that their time is valuable and they've proven themselves to need not be subject to this style of screening.
So, assuming the market is hungry for developers and my colleague is appropriately skilled for at least a mid-level position, is it worth their time?
Update: For clarification, the point I'm trying to get at regarding "pragmatism" has less to do with arrogance of "Im too good for this" and everything to do with the fact that if every employer asked this, as it stands with 12 interview prospects, my colleague would be looking at 12+ hours of personal time in quizzes/assignments.