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Fortune favors the brave – only 4% of IT professionals have discovered the value of crowd testing and freelance testing

In July 2014, QualiTest Group conducted an in-depth survey on the factors associated with utilizing crowdsourcing and freelancing platforms for software testing. The survey focused...

In July 2014, QualiTest Group conducted an in-depth survey on the factors associated with utilizing crowdsourcing and freelancing platforms for software testing. The survey focused on IT professional’s experience using crowdsourced testing and freelance testing platforms as compared to perceptions of those who were familiar but never used them. The survey included over 500 IT professionals of which only 33% qualified for the survey by holding a relevant management position and indicating familiarity with at least one of these models.

Industry Experience and adoption:


Freelanced Testing Crowd Testing
Familiarity 57% 36%
Experience 16% 11%

 

Received and perceived values

 

Topic User’s Experience None User’s Perceptions
Cost savings Experienced significant cost savings Did not expect cost savings
Test Coverage Experienced increase in test coverage Did not expect increase to test coverage
Functional testing Experienced improvements in functional testing under both models Expect improvement in functional under a crowd testing model but not under a freelancer model
Usability Testing The highest value in using these models is in Usability testing. These result are similar across both models and are consistent for both user’s experience and none user’s perceptions
Flexibility Potential operational flexibility is not a value experienced or perceived from both models by both groups
Compatibility Testing These models offer relatively low value in the area of compatibility testing. These result are similar across both models and are consistent for both user’s experience and none user’s perceptions
Managed Vs. Direct Engagement Managed engagement models are preferred by both users and none users. In the case of crowd testing, a managed engagement model is preferred more significantly than with a freelanced testing model

For full survey results including definitions of many of the terms used click here.

 



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