Do You uTest? I do Crowdsourced Software Testing with uTest

- July 5, 2018

I'm a uTester — a member of uTest — the world's largest online community for software testers. uTesters are independent contractors working remotely for uTest. uTest is the crowdsourced Software Testing community of its parent company, Applause App Quality. I've done both Functional Testing and Accessibility Testing for uTest, along with a small amount of Localization Testing.

My initial work for uTest was Functional Testing -- testing that software functions as it should. I've tested Websites on Microsoft Windows and Android; Desktop Programs on Windows; Native Apps on Android; and digital devices such as a Webcam and a Bluetooth headset. I’ve tested on Windows XP/7/8.1/10 PCs, Android 4.4.2/6.0.1/8.1 phones, and a Chromebook. The customers I've tested for range in size from small start-ups where the CEO approved my bugs to billion-dollar companies. The products I've tested have been in a variety of industries: Education & Learning, Finance & Investing, Healthcare & Fitness, Media & Entertainment, Retail & E-tail, Social & Communications, Software & Security, and Travel & Leisure.

My current focus at uTest is as an Auditor on uTest's internationally-distributed accessibility team. I'll explain more about accessibility (A11y for short) in future blog posts.

My uTest Statistics

At uTest, we are ranked and rated in various ways. uTest's online Testing platform doesn't yet have a separate category for A11y Testing. My initial A11y work was categorized as Functional Testing, but most of my more recent work was categorized as Localization Testing. In each Testing category, uTesters are rated for both our level of Activity and the Quality of our work, with the highest rating being Gold. Some of my current rankings, ratings, and other statistics can be seen on my uTest Tester Profile:

My uTest Tester Profile

Here's what they refer to:

  • uPoints : Points earned for participation in the uTest online community
  • uPoints Ranking: How my uPoints rank among all uTesters
  • Followers: The number of uTesters who "follow" me on
  • Following: The number of uTesters that I follow
  • Tester Ratings for uTest's 5 Testing Types:
    • Ln (Localization): Gold Rated
    • Ux (User Experience): Unrated
    • Sc (Security): Unrated
    • Ld (Load): Unrated
    • Fn (Functional): Gold Rated