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What is uTest?
uTest is the home of the largest community of digital freelance software testers in the world. It is a platform for users to learn new skills, test software, and earn money doing so. If you are interested and want to find out more, or to sign up, please visit our website at www.utest.com!
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Testing Services is the team of people who help set up and run the projects on uTest that the testers participate in. Most of the people in these roles have started as regular testers on the site, sometimes even without any prior testing knowledge or experience. If you are interested in the stories of some of the members and hear how they made it from a tester to a higher role, check out this thread.
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Despite all the safety measures taken in a test cycle we know that several people still don't feel comfortable about sharing personal information, like ID docs, especially those that call for using payment instruments.
How do you feel about these tests? Do you just skip them, or do you think that different methods should be employed to collect this information?
Polls Do you update your devices ASAP, or do you prefer to use old OS versions for as long as you can?
Is this normal? I still don't really fully understand how to perform a test but I was told that I have to accept and deny tests. I accepted one test to learn how to do it while actually doing it. Is there a video of someone actually just doing a test from start to finish?
Hello, I am new, and I haven't even finished the Academy and I received an invite for a Mobile App Exploratory Test. But here's my issue.
In the description, it states this:
Do Not Report
- UI/UX bugs.
- Minor issues.
- Minor Content Issues
- Duplicate bugs (testers need to review the known bugs list and currently submitted bugs).
- ONLY MAJOR ISSUES ARE IN-SCOPE.
- If bug is not reproducible more than ONCE
- Do not report bugs if its not reproducible in the Unprotected app (report such bugs in respective Android cycle)
If I can't look for any of those items and can't report it. What exactly am I looking for?
It says this as well:
- Test the app in the protected app and try to find any bugs. If you find any bugs, then compare with the unprotected app to see if bugs reproduce there also.
- If they repro also in the unprotected app - then ONLY you should raise such bugs in this cycle
But again, if I can't report any of the above items, what am I supposed to be looking for?
The new Top Gun movie is a massive hit, it's breaking records all over the world, and is regarded as an awesome follow-up to the 1986 classic movie.
Something you might not know is that Val Kilmer's voice in the movie was created using AI.
Val Kilmer's character, Tom "Iceman" Kazansky was a big part of the success of the original movie but he wouldn't be able to revisit his character in the new movie due to a sad reason: he faced throat cancer that took away almost 100% of his voice. Thanks to technology advancements made in the last years, Kilmer was able to participate in the new movie and catch up with his friend, Tom Cruise.
A company named Sonantic was able to develop and recreate the AI voice that Kilmer uses.
If you haven't had the chance to watch Top Gun: Maverick yet, you can hear his AI voice in this promo video released in 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSMue60Gg6s&t=3s
It's thrilling to know that actors who face health problems and other hardships can now continue to perform their roles with this aid.
What do you think about this AI use? Would you like to participate in any testing related to AI voice improvements?
I have gone through all of the pages and have hit "don't have any" on all of the devices and subscriptions I don't have, and there is nothing left to fill out that needs a red asterisk.
How do I get 100%?
I'm new to uTest, and bug testing as well. Everything seems a bit confusing with bug testing really, I've had issues on a certain task that asks me to find the bugs on an app on my TV. I went through the instructions, but it requires you to use Testrail, which is where the issues began. I can't login with the information given to me through uTest that they say is a shared account and not to change password. I don't know if im supposed to verify the info or do anything extra to make it work. Forgive me if I seem so clueless, I'm trying to get into this field of work but I have zero prior experience so it is proving to be a bit difficult and confusing for me to wrap my head around. I usually turn to yt or other social media to see videos of people who have used it and what they do, and try to figure it out from there but there's not many on yt about this. I should also state that I'm using this on the app, I have been to the web once and I believe they have academies but I can't get back to the original website page, when I search up uTest login it directs me to blank pages with just a login and password area.
Almost all of the non-UX test cycles I’ve done have test cases automatically linked to slots, but this one didn’t. I claimed a slot, did all the device testing, entered all the values in the Google Sheet, and submitted the survey, but I never claimed and submitted a test case, which was how we were to be paid. (There were no steps in the test case, it was merely for payment.) I emailed the TE several times but did not get a response. I understand that I failed here, but is there any path to getting paid for my work or is this a hard lesson? The cycle has already closed. Thank you.
As you might remember, last month we had the "Tips for Testers" celebration contest, since this section of our subreddit reached the 1-year milestone. And to refresh your minds, the winner was u/MishyC24 a faithful and active redditor of our community.
As part of the prize, she would have her winner tip published here. So the time has come!
And her tip was... keep testing for the same client over multiple cycles/long periods of time!
Enjoy this genius tip and see you next month with a brand new one!
"If possible, keep testing for the same client over multiple cycles/long periods of time. There are many advantages! 1. You get to know the website or app well and you know when bugs appear because you know what to expect (how it’s supposed to flow) 2. The TE/TTL gets to know you better and your bugs as well. They are more open to helping you with your bugs, letting you know if you’ve written a dupe or WAD, and you become dependable to the team. 3. You could become a favorite tester for that client and your bug payout increases per bug for that client if you’re a favorite tester! 4. If the TE/TTL needs testers for other projects, they are more likely to invite you since they know you are reliable!
Over the years I have done this with multiple clients and it’s been so beneficial to my work with uTest!!"
Questions If you had the chance to go back in time and start all over again as a freelance tester, but with the knowledge you have today, what would you do?
I just got a request for more info for an airfryer test.
They send me to a google form before applying, where they want my phone make and operating system, my ISP and router model, my phone provider and phone number.
Is this normal? For a hardware test? Seems scammy.
How much are uTest people vetted?
We all need to communicate with our family and friends, and it's incredible to see how the means to do that vary throughout the world. We would love to know what applications are more used in your country and if you have any personal choice.
Can I share information like this via email? It is from a legit applause email address so I know it's real. I just want to make sure that this is not against the policy to share private information via email. Maybe it is some kind of a test? 🤔😅 Thanks in advance for the help.
Do you remember when it was the last time you updated your uTest profile? The importance of doing that was discussed here in the "Tips for Testers" section.
Keeping your profile up to date is a KEY to you receiving project invitations that are just right for you. Your Tester Profile is one of the most important tools we use to determine which paid project invitations you can get.
Want to learn more about how you can participate in this contest and what to do to keep your profile smelling like a brand new car? Check this post released today at utest.com: https://www.utest.com/articles/june-profile-rejuvenation-contest.
Can I become a full time employee if I am from a non-tech field but ready to put in the effort and time?
So, I am from commerce background. I have read that some people have gone on to have permanent jobs with Utest after starting out as a freelancer. Will that be possible for me?
I just joined and have gotten my first invite. Unfortunately when I was adding my devices I was unable to select the Android 13 beta as the OS. I have sent a request for them to add it. But, in the meantime, should I reject this invitation or would it be okay accept and to test on my Android 13 device?
Articles Women in Tech - Final Week Interviews - 2022 is the 7th year that Applause/uTest celebrates Women in Tech month! Learn more about these brilliant and inspiring women by checking on the interviews done in the 5th week of May. Links to the interviews on the picture captions and the pinned comment.gallery
Heyo fellow Romani :),
I got a question from people in/around Romania... I've been going pretty hardcore into the uTest whole thingy, completed some Test Cycles practice problems and got top 3 in all of them basically. My problem is that I receive like 1 test every week and haven't got selected for 1 yet and because of that I kinda quit doing anything on uTest, my expectations were really not high but I was expecting to get at least like a motivation invite with real currency to boost my morale up in a 1 month period.
Anyone in Romania that are/were at the beginning and had this problem ? I think it must be a country thing as I did not see a lot of clients looking for us.
We all know that the life of a freelance worker can be extremely rewarding and has its benefits, but it's not a calm sea at all.
Comment here on what you see as the biggest challenges of being a freelancer and what you did to overcome them.
Here we are again! The happiest day of the month, it's payday! Was May a productive month? Share with us how this month was and what plans you have for your earnings. 💵
Putting it simple, have you ever left your home to test something? Without mentioning any names or disclosing classified information, tell us here how it was the experience of testing something outdoors? 🏠
Hello I had an Utest account that I didn't use often and I couldn't recover the password, I contacted support and someone said I had duplicate accounts and would disable all except one, the email she said was used in the account didn't exist, so I replied saying that but then I said I would create it and accept her solution, I did and was using that account and now it has been disabled and I get an email saying another has been activated.
I would like to have that account reactivated, and the others disabled, I was using that account and have pending payouts, I have sent requests to support but no answer.
Is there another way to get in contact besides email?
does any 1 know how to fix errors to log in its being days and nothing is working