Crowdsourced Testing - What Platforms Do You Use?

What platforms have you joined to take part in crowdsourced testing?

This week the theme of my conversations with people seems to be crowdsourced testing :grin: One of those conversations was around what platforms I have contributed to while I worked as a crowdsourced tester.

Platforms:

I’ll update this list as others reply to the thread with their own suggestions :slight_smile:

I encourage crowdsourced companies/representatives to please not spam this thread with your services. I think readers would appreciate honest and open discussion based on their own experiences. There are other places to promote your services which I’m happy to talk through with you via direct messages on here.

If you’re interested in other posts about crowdsourced testing, please check out:

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I once signed up for uTest many many years ago. I don’t think I ever got round to joining a project though. I seem to remember at the time you had to be quick to sign up and get started (with a mission/project) and I think I couldn’t make it work with my full-time day job at the time.

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Tagging @deament who is also interested to know more about crowdsourcing

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Welcome back @heather_reid ! :partying_face:

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I joined uTest ages ago, might join them again someday!

Recently I’ve been focusing on bug bounty hunting on Hackerone & intigriti

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I’ve heard nice things about Testlio, it was founded by a tester. But thus far I’ve been to lazy to complete my profile registration.

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Is this a long process? I remember it being quite long for uTest but much shorter (at the time) for Tester Work which is why I ended up following through on that platform.

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It’s doesn’t seem that long (not sure if there is some waiting involved to get your profile approved) I just haven’t gotten around to completing the profile and I think there were some tasks/assessments involved.

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I have joined Testerwork and utest both. Haven’t received any work from Testerwork yet. I do get a lot of invitations from utest. Mostly all are payment related where candidate have to enter all the payment details and process the purchase. I haven’t taken up such cases and also mostly have been taken up very quickly. i have done 2-3 in utest.

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I’ve fancied having a little Dabble in utest for a bit and signed up, can anyone give any thoughts or experience on what it’s like in terms of getting paid etc. Also some of the gigs seem to want you to pay using own money then claim back (e.g. testing deposits in betting apps, or Fast food ordering screens etc), what is this process like (for getting expenses back)?

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I believe crowdsourced testing is going to be an extremely popular practice in 2022 as it not only drives flexibility to the QA process but is a cost-effective approach that helps to yield better and realistic output. As long as it is concerned with the most popular platforms that I would like to use would be:

  • TestIO as it delivers a full range of web, mobile, and IoT testing services.
  • UberTesters as it is a highly reliable brand and has a very dynamic and vetted community of testers.
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Nice list there, I haven’t used any of them yet however it’s on my list.

Have you ever heard of Crowdville? They are a UK based crowdsourced testing platform with an online community as well.

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I’ve seen ads for them but I haven’t yet come across anyone who has joined up. I would love to hear experiences from people who have though so if you do sign up, do let us know.

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I work with them so my opinion would be biased :laughing:

crowdsourced testing is great for career development I agree with that, it’s a great cv booster

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I’ve tried Test.io and this crowd-testing business seems a bit annoying :sweat_smile:

You need to invest a lot of time and can’t make any serious money, crowd-testing might be nice for begginers to get some easy experience, or for people who might be bored at their full time jobs.

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It’s defintely good for beginners because you get a feel of the environment of testing

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I now spend my days on uTest. It takes a few months and a lot of effort to get a really solid methodology together, but once you do and start reporting bugs that get an “exceptionally valuable” rating from the clients, you get invited to some very interesting and profitable test cycles for some very big names. The bugs I’ve found range from the run-of-the-mill to the serious showstoppers if they got into production.

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Congrats on this @jon_thompson. It sounds like from what you’ve described Crowdsourced testing it’s about sticking with the effort to get deeper into a dedicated community of cloud testers. And with such effort, it will eventually pay off. Nice one for persevering.

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It’s basically gamified exploratory testing. Every tester has a rating that is automatically calculated. You get a bug accepted, you get paid for it depending on the value to the client, and your rating goes up accordingly. You get a bug rejection, and your rating goes down. The higher the rating, the higher the payments. You can also become tagged as a favourite tester of a client, so you’re guaranteed to get lucrative test cases to execute, as well as exploratory test cycles with them. So, if you want to do well and make real money at it, you have knuckle down and become an efficient exploratory tester.

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@jon_thompson that is an amazingly original and really descriptive take on crowdtesting!

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