Following His Testing Dreams
- Location: Reading, UK
- Specialty: Web, Desktop & Mobile
- Experience: Expert (10+ years)
- Languages: English
Dom Wolf started his career in retail but always knew he wanted to break into IT. A few training courses and career jumps later and Dom had made testing into his permanent occupation. So when he was looking to add some extra income to his life, testing was a logical choice - but finding the right after-hours fit proved difficult.
“I managed to stumble across a few freelancing sites, and even made a few pitches to potential clients,” Dom said. “Unfortunately, I was constantly being undercut by others. A little Googling later, and I was introduced to uTest.”
Though Dom has professional experience testing, he appreciates the fact that uTesters incorporate natural intuition as much as technical training and that the collective nature of crowdsourcing can introduce testers to techniques they haven’t used before and bugs they never would have found.
“A vast majority of people use the web every day, and instinctively know what to expect from a website, or application for that matter,” he said. “I've joined many projects late on, and seen massive lists of bugs, and considered giving up as surely, everything's been found, right? Wrong. There are always bugs which haven't been found yet. Just try something no-one else has.”