I recently stumbled across this company that pays people to test software and games. Upon researching it further it does seem to be a legitimate opportunity. While the main focus of the site seems to be software testing, there is mention of gaming systems. The site we’re talking about today is uTest.com.
What is uTest?
uTest is a company that offers a range of testing types for desktop, mobile, and web applications for a variety of their clients. They connect users based on a certain criteria with their clients that need their applications tested. I guess you can say they work somewhat as a “middle man” between the tester and their clients. According to their website, some of their clients include: Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon.com, and Yahoo to name a few.
What kind of testing?
uTest provides five different categories of testing for their clients:
Functional Testing that ensures applications are functioning as intended.
Security Testing that helps their clients to avoid common privacy and security vulnerabilities.
Load Testing that tests if the clients application is ready for peak traffic and that performance won’t suffer under heavy loads.
Localization Testing to test if the clients application is saying what it should be saying.
Usability Testing to test if applications are reaching the target audience correctly.
Who can work for uTest?
Just about anyone can! The only requirement is that you must be 18 years of age or older. While technical skills will definitely help you, they are not a requirement. There are also criteria you must meet before you receive any jobs, or test cycles as they are called at uTest. The criteria is Language spoken, and some skill set in one of the five categories above.
How much can I make at uTest?
The amount they pay is totally dependent on the amount of work you do. If you can manage to get into enough test cycles, I’ve read that it’s possible to make this into a career. If not a career at least a very pleasing amount of side money. You get paid for: approved bugs that you find, approved test cases that you complete, bonuses, usability surveys, and other reports from clients. There isn’t a payout minimum for Paypal users, but to setup a uTest Payoneer account you need a minimum of $10.00.
Tips and Pointers
- Read the New uTester Handbook when you sign up!
- Build a solid profile, it will definitely help you as a new user!
- Be open to new test cycles, you have a reputation to build!
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to uTest.com and signup now!