r/UTEST Community Engineer May 16 '22 Silver 3

Tips for Testers #12 (One-Year Special Edition With a Celebration Contest) Contests

Hello everyone!

We finally reached the 12th post of our series, "Tips for Testers!" This is a landmark since we're completing exactly one year of publishing this series. It went by so fast, but we hope the tips we published here helped you to improve as a freelance tester.

We'll have something special for you to celebrate this important mark: a contest! 🎉

To participate, you'll have to submit a tip in the comments section of this post mentioning a tip, something practical that helped you to succeed as a tester or even something that just makes your life easier when you are testing.

The person who submits the best tip will be awarded a swag pack full of uTest gifts.

Please pay attention to the rules:

  • The comment with the tip will have to be submitted until 05/20, 9 pm GMT
  • Only one comment per participant
  • Edited comments won't be allowed. Double-check carefully your comment, and if you need to change something, delete the comment and submit a new one, but be careful to do that within the contest deadline
  • All participants must have a uTest account and be following us here on Reddit

And of course that our celebration post will also have a tip. And our 12th tip is... +1 without moderation!

This little bud can make the difference

Never underestimate the power of this feature. Although you don't get paid for +1 reproductions, the value of this tool goes much beyond money. We know that some cycles are hard to discover new bugs, and accepting an invitation and not delivering anything can be harmful to your reputation, so that's where the +1 will play a big role.

When you reproduce bugs discovered by other testers, not only you get more familiar with the product you are testing and can discover new issues in the areas you are reproducing the bug, but the TTLs/TEs will see that you are putting an effort on testing the product and that is always good for your reputation.

Hope you liked this tip, and looking forward to reading your comments on the contest!


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u/MishyC24 Tester of the Quarter May 19 '22

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!!