As you know by now, we’re shy by nature… not the type to engage in blatant self-promotion. But when others say nice things, well, that’s fair game. Anyway, here’s a recent blog post from a tester comparing all the various communities that are available to testers, including oDesk, Elance, Guru and others.
It’s always gratifying to hear that what we’re doing is so well-received and that we’re accomplishing our mission of creating a business focused on letting companies access professional testers around the world. And here’s what this tester had to say about uTest.
This is my favorite! uTest is only for testers. The projects posted are only for testing. And uTest works in a complete different way than the rest of the sites. There are no biddings, no resumes to be uploaded and no different categories. You have to create a profile with your available machines details (OS, browser and anti-virus) and cell phone model details. The projects are posted on the site and you can see them if the requirement suits your profile. Here profile is your machine details and your ratings. This follows pay per bug model. Pay differs with the type and severity of bug you log. For example, a “High” priority technical bug may be paid $20 and a GUI bug is paid $5. There are also various competitions called Bug Battle which are held quarterly and the winner is selected as highest number of bugs logged or quality bugs logged.
’This is a great site for all those who are looking for testing projects. But, one thing we have to keep in mind here is time and good quality testing. The test cycles get locked as soon as their budget or time expires. So, as soon as the project is active (an auto-generated mail comes to your inbox when a project is active for you), we have to start testing. There are various testing projects that are posted here. For example, web-based applications, security applications, desktop applications and many more. There are also blogs and forums for uTest where you can interact with fellow uTesters and share knowledge.
I will rate uTest 5*s again.
We welcome objective comparisons of the various testing-related communities out there… mostly because we’re so proud of our group of 30,000+ testers.