Testing Project Info
- Testers: 6-8 per release
- Geographic Coverage: Global
- Testing Type: Functional, Exploratory
- App Type: Web / Desktop
- OS: Windows, Mac
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Industry: Financial Services
- Company Size: 30+ employees
- Methodology: Agile (software developed in-house)
Using the power of crowdsourcing and social networking, Boston-based Currensee is redefining the way investors take advantage of the $4T world currency market. Currensee started in 2009 as the first social network for Forex traders and recently launched the Currensee Trade Leaders™ Investment Program, which gives investors of all types the ability to invest in the growing foreign exchange market (a place primarily reserved for professional traders until now) by leveraging top foreign exchange traders called Trade Leaders. A truly unique product for investors of all levels of skills and experience.
But with this new product, QA manager Marsha Jacobs realized that she would need a new-and-improved method for completing regression tests in a more efficient manner. With hundreds of test cases in need of execution, Marsha turned to another crowdsourcing pioneer: uTest and its global community of professional software testers.
Working with her dedicated uTest project manager, Marsha was set up with a hand-picked team of testers from around the world, who would then execute a number of detailed test scripts against multiples browsers, operating systems, special configurations and other areas over the course of three days (on average).
In addition to completed test cases, Marsha and her team would receive dozens of videos and screenshots of bugs their testing team encountered. The best part, she said, was that the process in no way burdened her in-house QA team.