Testing Project Info
- Testers: 15 testers (US and UK only)
- Testing Type: Functional & Exploratory
- Browsers: Across all types and versions (IE, FF, Chrome, Safari, etc.)
- App Type: Web
- Location: Melville, New York
- Industry: Software Testing Media
- Company Size: Privately owned (10+ employees from multiple countries)
- Methodology: Agile
As one of the most recognized publications in the QA industry, Software Test & Performance magazine has shaped some of the brightest minds in the business. So when the company decided to launch STP Collaborative – a site dedicated to providing software professionals with information, education, training, and networking opportunities – they made it a point to test as thoroughly as possible. Of course, how could they not?
“No matter what kind of site or product you’re launching, you want to make sure that it’s been tested by professionals,” said STP President and CEO Andrew Muns. “But for a site dedicated to excellence in software testing, it’s even more important.”
Wildbit, a Philadelphia-based company that helps businesses create better web products, was tasked with developing the site. Chris Nagele - the “Process Evangelist” for Wildbit - had learned of uTest from an industry conference, but had never used the service, and so he was eager to see how uTest works.
As the three-day testing cycle kicked off, Chris selected (and managed) a team of 15 testers who would perform functional and exploratory testing on the new site. In the end, Chris wasn’t surprised by the testing coverage, the talented pool of testers or the speed and ease-of-use of uTest’s services – he was surprised by the fact that more companies have yet to make the switch from traditional outsourcing.