What is Crowdsourced Testing?

Hello all, Thamsil Ahmed here. In this blog, I would like to share some of my software tester expertise by focusing on crowdsource testing. Tester Work is an example of a crowdsourced testing company and I have been part of their testing crowd for 3 years. During this time I have learned a lot about how this approach to testing works and I’m spilling all the tea in this article.

Crowdsourcing software testing has become a very popular method for developers to get quick feedback about their products. It is considered a very useful approach as it gives access to a large and diverse test group, which makes sure to give comprehensive results, compared to what could be achieved with a small, in-house team. It also allows developers to get feedback on their work or the product in development without investing heavily in a dedicated testing team’s recruitment, training, and management.

There are many advantages to this type of testing. Some of them include:

  • It can be conducted very quickly and on a large scale.
  • By involving a large number of users from different parts of the world, developers can get timely feedback from a large number of users in a short amount of time.
  • Crowdsourced testing is cost-effective as it is cheaper compared to having a special, dedicated testing team for gaining feedback on the actual user experience of the product.
  • It allows developers to get comprehensive feedback from a more diverse group, as users from different parts of the world have different devices, operating systems, and physical environments.
  • Since it is conducted online, it is more suitable for users to participate, making it easier to contact a larger test group.
  • From the testers’ point of view, it is a great way to get into the world of testing, while earning a decent amount.

However, most companies use crowdsourcing testing as an addition to their in-house testing teams, as the confidentiality of the results from crowdsourcing testing isn’t always guaranteed to be accurate.

Overall, crowdsourcing software testing has emerged as a useful and cost-effective way for developers to get feedback on their products. By utilizing a large number of users from different backgrounds, developers can better understand their products and decide where to work further, which enables them to confidently launch their products. It is also cost-effective as the company only pays for bugs that are found by the testers, instead of an hourly or fixed amount to be paid for professional testers.

Thank you for reading. To be a part of a crowdsourcing testing community, sign up at Tester Work today, a great way to delve into the world of testing, while earning a decent amount for each project completed.

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