How can I become a better tester and raise my tester score?
Your tester score is essentially a summary of your experience with us. The higher it is, the more testing opportunities you will have access to. It is an average of the grades you were given in each of the projects in which you've participated with us.
You only need to participate in one unpaid project with us to unlock paid projects if you've performed well during this first project. As long as you maintain an average over 6.0, you will be able to take part in paid projects.
The easiest way to increase your Tester Score quickly is to participate in unpaid testing sessions. If you constantly deliver great work, you will rapidly unlock more work opportunities with higher payouts. Here are some tips on how to become a more effective tester and steps you can take to improve your testing skills which should help you get your score up.
There is no simple, easy solution to becoming a great tester. Just like any other job, becoming a great tester take time and effort. We recommend that you start by reading testing articles regularly, to remain aware of the different methodologies, and schools of thought. Here is an article on 5 aspects of testing you can work on to improve your skills. A big part of being a great tester is thinking outside the box, and finding those hidden bugs where others did not think of looking.
If you are new to software testing, you should get to know what is changing the testing world today. Software testing is evolving very rapidly, and it is important to keep up with the latest trends and questions. Here is an interesting article on the top 5 challenges that testers are faced with today.
When testing for mobile, it is also crucial to understand the different devices and OS brands. There are specific distinctions which make testing iOS apps very different from testing Android Apps. Likewise, there is a difference between testing apps which were developed specifically for a certain OS, and testing ported apps
If you'd like to know more about how the Tester Score works and how you can increase it, please read the QA testers evaluation article.