Tester Case Studies
Kayla Cox was looking for some extra income as a stay-at-home mom in rural Georgia. Little did she know her extra income would turn into a family hobby.
Iwona Pekala was a developer and tester for major companies, then she found uTest and tried her hand at full-time freelancing.
To keep testing interesting, Robert Pall makes an effort to engage in all types of testing across mobile, web and desktop.
Aaron Weintrob joined uTest to make a few extra bucks. It's now a major source of his income.
Ido Naor is a professional security tester who joined the uTest community to share his skills with others.
Sunil Sidhwani has excelled in the uTest community, becoming a top ranked tester, a Test Team Lead and a uMentor.
Working with uTest helps Andy Merrill keep his skills sharp and gives him ideas to improve his company's testing practices.
Finding a major bug in pre-existing in software lead Elena Houser away from software development and down the path of software testing.
Always on the quest for a new challenge, David Honeyball found uTest provides him with endless opportunities. His dedication to testing earned him the top honor of the 2011 uTester Awards.
Paul thought his passion was for software development - until he found uTest and fell in love with testing. His dedication to his new craft earned him a 2011 uTester of the Year Award.
Amit believes hard work and attention to detail leads to testing success. His dedication to helping other uTesters learn and grow earned him the 2011 uTest Top Forums Moderator Award.
Teresa was interested in crowdsourced testing on a professional level, but she was so enamored with the uTester community that she decided to stay on her own time.
Dom, a professional tester, was looking for a side project that would enhance his skills and bring in some extra income. uTest ended up being exactly what he was looking for.
How did John Kotzian go from an unknown in the uTest community to become one of the top-rated testers? This case study will show how communication, participation and dedication translate into greater success - and greater pay.
With a degree in psychology, Lucia received her introduction to QA testing when asked to review educational software for children with special needs. Now, in her spare time, she tests a variety of web applications from her home in Argentina.
When this QA engineer from India put his testing skills to work on the uTest Bug Battle, he wound up taking home over $1,000 in prize money. Now, Ranchhod Prajapati is recognized as one of the top testers in the community.
One of uTest's more experienced testers, Valerie Dale got her start in QA by testing software for lifesaving medical devices and collision estimation. Now, in her spare time, she tests the latest web, gaming and desktop applications.
Not a fan of repetitive software testing? Neither is Andrew Reshefsky. So when he discovered a unique way to test the latest mobile applications at his convenience, he quickly joined the uTest community.
A two-time Bug Battle winner (and counting) Supraja AddalaPrasad started out writing help files for web applications. Now, she tests a variety of web applications - earning money for completed test scripts and approved bugs.
How does one become an expert in the emerging field of mobile application testing? Take classes? Attend seminars? Wing it? As Brad Sellick discovered, uTest is by far the most practical (and lucrative) way to learn the ropes of mobile testing.
Santhosh Tuppad brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "fast learner." In less than one year after graduating, he had mastered the basics of software testing and became one of the top testers in our global community.