How to test how many words a minute you can type

Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope
Typing on a computer keyboard

There are hundreds of programs, games, and tests you can take on your computer that help judge your typing speed. Below is a short listing of free online programs and games that help judge how fast you can type.


Adding your WPM (words per minute) or typing speed to your resume is a bonus for anyone looking to get a job with any computer company.


This test is a web-based test that generates readable random words using phonetic rules. What makes this test unique is its ability to test your speed and accuracy and give you an overview of your worst letters. This test also supports multiple languages.

Nitro Type

Nitro Type is a great typing game that makes practicing typing fun by racing against other real people online. What makes this game fun for all ages is that everything happens in real-time and that there are different cars, teams, and private races. Each player has a personal and public profile that shows their average WPM, top WPM, total races, and other stats. For example, you can find our profile at ComputerHope profile. The game is free to play with ads and has a yearly paid non-ad version. School teachers can also create teacher accounts to help teach their students in a fun way.

Typing Master online test

A great Java typing test program that measures a user's gross speed, net speed, and accuracy.

Learn 2 Type

Another great site that helps test your typing speed and also displays the errors on the page. If the test is taken five times, an average of all the tests is calculated and can be used for an online typing certificate.

Typing Test

Another good site that helps test your typing speed and displays errors made.

Typer Shark

An excellent typing game available as a free online and offline version for the PC. Typer Shark is also one of the more sophisticated typing games we've seen; in this game, a user must explore the deep sea while looking for treasure. While exploring, you find sharks and fish with letters and words on them. Each word or letter must be typed before they reach your character.


Another fantastic typing test for practicing your typing and gives a great overview of stats and a graph of your typing. Stats include the WPM, accuracy, characters typed, and consistency with a graph of your errors and WPM throughout the test.


Another great online solution for practicing to type. One of the unique features of this online typing test is that it's available in multiple languages. Allowing those to practice typing in languages other than English.


A free online typing tutor program, TypingWeb, allows users to learn how to type on their keyboard better and faster. The free tutorial teaches people where to place their hands on the keyboard, learn where the keys are, and type words quickly. The typing tutorial is available for people of all ages and offers training for people at any level of typing skills.