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Looking Out For Crowdsourced Testing Services? Try One Of These...


Written by  Ritu Saxena | 13 February 2013
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CrowdtestingOne of the latest trends that have emerged in the field of software testing is Crowdsourced Testing, implying software testing that is done by the crowd distributed through out the world. This method of testing is considered when the software is more user-centric. 

The testing procedure is more diverse and realistic and hence more reliable, cost-effective, fast, and bug-free. One of the challenges of Crowdsourced testing is getting in touch with the crowd and managing the crowd to perform testing as per the requirements of the projects.

There are a handful of companies that have realized the importance of Crowdsourced testing in this new world of  cloud and mobile and have set on a mission to provide CrowdSourced testing services to enterprises, SMB’s, developers and the likes. Here is a list of 10 such Crowdsourced Testing service providers which have tried to give a new dimension to software testing projects. Since the trend is picking up I could not find many players, In case I have missed out a few names please feel free to post a comment so that the list can be extended.

 

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uTest
uTest offers a range of testing types, users can choose which type of testing services they need and we'll show you a bit more about the process, turnaround time and how engagements with uTest work.
Supported Apps

  • Web
  • Desktop
  • Mobile

Supported Testing Types

  • Functional Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Load Testing
  • Localization testing
  • Usability Testing
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passbrains
On Demand CrowdSource Testing platform. On-demand test projects with selected, qualified test experts from > 50 countries. Guaranteed coverage of all major device, computer, operating system and browser configurations.Professional project management and quality assurance. Real world apps testing for all project phases.
• Incremental testing
• Beta testing
• Post-release testing

Apps Supported

  • Mobile
  • Web
  • Enterprise
Supported Testing Types
Exploratory, scripted and automated test case execution for all test types
  • Functional Testing
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Localization Testing
  • Usability Testing
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99tests
The 99tests Community is 4,250 strong. You can get your application tested by a large & diverse group of professional testers in real world conditions and find the most critical bugs early. Create a test requirement, launch a test cycle and see the bugs being logged in real time. Testers compete to find the best bugs.

Supported Apps

  • Web
  • Mobile
  • Tablets
Supported Testing Types
  • Functionality Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Performance Testing
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bugpub.com
BugPub is the affordable, on-demand, scalable and professional crowdsourced testing by Real people with Real testing background across the globe. Bugpub’s platform is based on Jira platform and its ecosystem for issue and tasks management, and LinkedIn for making sure you get on board testers with relevant experience and skills. As of now we serve the following industries: e -commerce and retail, education, social and media, consumer finance, consumer insurance, gaming, enterprise software, security.

Supported Testing Types

  • Functional testing
  • User Acceptance and Usability testing
  • Handheld devices testing
  • Compatibility testing
  • Security and Privacy testing
  • Localization and Internationalization testing
  • Reliability and Availability testing
  • Exploratory testing and test design
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pay4bugs
Pay4Bugs is used by software developers, companies, and even bloggers who want to have their software or website tested by a worldwide network of testers with no minimum cost and little risk. You set the price and pay only for valuable bug reports you approve. Pay4Bugs can ensure a multicultural, multilingual team with diverse backgrounds ranging from Fortune 100 QA experience to retail sales, Wall Street to medical research. Pay4Bugs can be used anytime during the project phase. Pay4Bugs is particularly good for production products.

Apps Supported

  • Mobile Apps(iOS App Testing)/Mobile Websites.
  • Website Testing
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AppLover
AppLover is essentially a community product, an app that crowdsources Android users and phones to create an organic testing platform that grants developers access to hundreds of different Android phones as well as real, live beta testers.

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FeedbackArmy.com
FeedbackArmy is a Simple, Cheap Usability Testing forum for Websites.The people who review the websites come from a service called Mechanical Turk. The Mechanical Turker Worker demographics are: 70% of the reviewers are from the United States. Over half are female and over half have college degrees. Mechanical Turk gives Feedback Army a fresh pool of workers ready to handle your request day and night.

A few SW Testing Companies that have launched CrowdSourced testing services

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SQATest
SQA Solution is an experienced Quality Assurance and Software Testing service provider with skilled Testing Professionals who are dedicated to delivering creative QA/Testing approaches to challenging software projects. SQA Solution has launched Crowdsource Testing services to allow software companies to access a group of QA specialists. SQATest Team can help you select the right QA engineers from its team to discover software bugs that are unlikely to be located by scripted or automated testing methods. We can do this right here in our own testing environment. Our engineers are well equipped to perform many tests to discover hidden problems that are NOT likely to be located by other QA teams.

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QAonRequest
QA on Request claims to do things differently, they say they do not “crowdsource” in the traditional sense of the term. First, they combine an internal, permanent team of testers with a crowd of experienced software testers working from home. This ensures the quality of the work that QA on Request delivers.
Secondly, QA on Request filters the members on their network of freelancers to accept only experienced software testing professionals to ensure the quality and the validity of the bugs reported.
Thirdly, the tests are dispatched to individual testers based on their experience, available material, and languages mastered.

This way, QA on Request reaps the benefits of crowd sourced testing with minimum inconvenience resulting is stellar quality assurance testing services around the clock.

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Lionbrige
Lionbridge Crowdsourced Testing puts the power of its 140,000 member global workforce in your hands. Lionbridge tackles thorny problems such as testing wi-fi hotspots, search algorithms, mobile apps and devices, network performance, website usability, localization and even sourcing subject matter experts. Lionbridge handles the recruiting, screening, management and international payment logistics to deliver a powerful testing solution with one point of contact.


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Ritu Saxena

Ritu Saxena

Ritu is the technical brain behind the website and comes from a strong development background across Web and Mobile platforms. She is our senior editor primarily responsible for Product Reviews and in future will be leading Start-Ups, Mobile and Quality areas.

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