uTest – introduction Saint Petersburg, Russia Roman Tverdokhlebov  |  uTest Tester of the Year 2010
What is   uTest? Founded in   2007 In 2011 about 40 employees <ul><li>And … </li></ul>Small company with HQ in Southboroug...
What is   uTest? <ul><ul><li>600+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36,000 +  freelance test...
uTest business model
uTest customers
Where is the good of uTest?
Where is the good of uTest? Tired of the monotonous work? The same technologies all the time? Several years on the same pr...
Where is the good of uTest? You can learn basics of SW testing You can discover new areas and approaches You do not risk Y...
Where is the good of uTest? You can communicate with colleagues from around the world You can help them and make friends
Where is the good of uTest? You can earn money for pleasure of testing  
Where is the good of uTest? <ul><li>uTest – on-demand testing? </li></ul>
Where is the good of uTest? <ul><li>uTest – on-demand experience! </li></ul>
How to succeed?
How to succeed? It is crowdsourcing! If not you, someone else will do this job! One customer, a lot of workers!
How to succeed? You should be rapid!
How to succeed? You should understand customer!
How to succeed? Focus on quality of your work!
How to succeed? It’s work, not entertainment!
Pros and cons
Pros and cons New projects, technologies Project are widely known Your own schedule Additional earnings Communications and...
Pros and cons Not easy to get good status
Pros and cons Sometimes you didn’t get a job when you need it. For a long time.
Pros and cons You need to hurry because of competitors. Sometimes they complete the job before you even start! Mind time z...
Pros and cons Sometimes testing take up more time than you thought and become unprofitable, but if you decide not to conti...
Pros and cons Strict rules due to different tester’s level of knowledge, experience, quality of results, thoughtfulness etc
Finance
Finance Doesn’t allow to transfer money to Russians.
Finance Payoneer debit card works everywhere: in stores, online-shops, ATMs. And worldwide!
Finance You can take advantage of Rapida Online! This means than you can get money transferred to your WebMoney, Yandex.Mo...
Prospects Not obvious. Some foreign testers claim that they’ve got enough money to live and travel, but for Russian tester...
<ul><li>Thank you ! </li></ul><ul><li>Share your point of views and experience! </li></ul><ul><li>My contacts: </li></ul>B...
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uTest – introduction

  1. 1. uTest – introduction Saint Petersburg, Russia Roman Tverdokhlebov | uTest Tester of the Year 2010
  2. 2. What is uTest? Founded in 2007 In 2011 about 40 employees <ul><li>And … </li></ul>Small company with HQ in Southborough, MA with population 9,538
  3. 3. What is uTest? <ul><ul><li>600+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36,000 + freelance testers from more than 173 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,500+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>test cycles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprises, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>startups, NPOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional, load & usability testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web, desktop & mobile apps </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. uTest business model
  5. 5. uTest customers
  6. 6. Where is the good of uTest?
  7. 7. Where is the good of uTest? Tired of the monotonous work? The same technologies all the time? Several years on the same project? Nobody ever heard about your projects? Do you want work itself to find you? uTest helps!
  8. 8. Where is the good of uTest? You can learn basics of SW testing You can discover new areas and approaches You do not risk You can gain knowledge from crash courses
  9. 9. Where is the good of uTest? You can communicate with colleagues from around the world You can help them and make friends
  10. 10. Where is the good of uTest? You can earn money for pleasure of testing 
  11. 11. Where is the good of uTest? <ul><li>uTest – on-demand testing? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Where is the good of uTest? <ul><li>uTest – on-demand experience! </li></ul>
  13. 13. How to succeed?
  14. 14. How to succeed? It is crowdsourcing! If not you, someone else will do this job! One customer, a lot of workers!
  15. 15. How to succeed? You should be rapid!
  16. 16. How to succeed? You should understand customer!
  17. 17. How to succeed? Focus on quality of your work!
  18. 18. How to succeed? It’s work, not entertainment!
  19. 19. Pros and cons
  20. 20. Pros and cons New projects, technologies Project are widely known Your own schedule Additional earnings Communications and experience exchange
  21. 21. Pros and cons Not easy to get good status
  22. 22. Pros and cons Sometimes you didn’t get a job when you need it. For a long time.
  23. 23. Pros and cons You need to hurry because of competitors. Sometimes they complete the job before you even start! Mind time zones.
  24. 24. Pros and cons Sometimes testing take up more time than you thought and become unprofitable, but if you decide not to continue, you may damage your rating.
  25. 25. Pros and cons Strict rules due to different tester’s level of knowledge, experience, quality of results, thoughtfulness etc
  26. 26. Finance
  27. 27. Finance Doesn’t allow to transfer money to Russians.
  28. 28. Finance Payoneer debit card works everywhere: in stores, online-shops, ATMs. And worldwide!
  29. 29. Finance You can take advantage of Rapida Online! This means than you can get money transferred to your WebMoney, Yandex.Money, bank or mobile phone account.
  30. 30. Prospects Not obvious. Some foreign testers claim that they’ve got enough money to live and travel, but for Russian testers it’s rather dream than reality. You can try to get gold status and become a pure freelancer or settle for periodic work along with your main job. But in second case be ready for small income from uTest projects.
  31. 31. <ul><li>Thank you ! </li></ul><ul><li>Share your point of views and experience! </li></ul><ul><li>My contacts: </li></ul>Blog (in Russian): retverd.blogspot.com Twitter (in Russian): retverd Skype: retverd ICQ: 65540727

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