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Significant Changes in the QA World: Our 2013 Recap & Happy New Year!

We want to wish a Happy and Healthy New Year 2014 to all our readers!

2013 has been a wonderful year for STH – why wouldn’t it be? We had the best of the readers and followers behind us.

Back in December 2006, I started this blog with an intention to help software testers and today – after 7 years – it is helping thousands of software testing and quality assurance professionals worldwide!

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Software Testing Book Giveaway – Celebrating 10000 Facebook Fans!!

We’ve reached 10000 Facebook fans!! I’m so excited about reaching the 10,000 Facebook fans milestone and thankful to all of you because you are the ones that helped us to be here.

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To celebrate this achievement I’m giving away a software testing book and one best book of the year (see details below). This giveaway will be open for a week starting from today 20th Nov 2011.

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Launched Software Testing Help Community Forum – Register & Win Prize!

This is a good news for all Software Testing Help readers! Recently I’ve launched software testing community forum on SoftwareTestingHelp.com. I hope this QA forum is a great place for software testers to ask queries on anything related to software testing, testing career and automation tools like Winrunner, QTP, Loadrunner, TestDirector, IBM rational Robot and many more..

Software Testing Help is one of the largest and most popular software testing portal with on average, more than 100 comments per article. Thanks for your help and continuous support. I know many testing experts want to answer readers queries and now you will get a “software testing community” platform where you can share your thoughts and help other software testers for their bright future.

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Mozilla firefox 3.0 release is available for testing now

Mozilla released its Firefox 3 release candidate internet browser to public for testing purpose only. Mozilla Firefox is the most popular internet browser after Microsoft’s Internet explorer. By releasing this Firefox 3.0 version to developers and testers community, company wants to make sure product is fully ready for final release.

Company is taking feedback from testers and web developers to improve and fix most of the bugs before advancing to next version.

This is a good opportunity for beginners and experts in web testing. You can test this Firefox browser version 3 on your machine. As many of our readers asked me how to and from where to test the web applications, this would be a great example of testing web product.

Test Firefox 3 preview version from all testing aspects like UI, functionality, installation/ uninstallation, different plugin management in Firefox, browser security, performance, memory and load testing.

Do it manually or use any automation tool. Report your feedback to Firefox team.

Here is how to start guide:
1) Download the Firefox release candidate 3 version. Download from here.  You can download Firefox 3.0rc1 from above download page. You can also download other language packs if you are familiar with other languages if any.

2) Read the Firefox 3.0rc1 release notes and known issues here. From this page you will get idea of different testing scenarios and how you can test this application.

3) If you find any bug then report that bug to Firefox team using online Bugzilla. Before reporting any bug please read all known issues and bug filing instructions. You can also use this feedback form to send your feedbacks.

Happy testing!

Now get paid to find software bugs. uTest is paying testers to find bugs

Some days ago I have written a post on Pay per bug approach to charge clients on the basis of number of bugs. There are some distinct obstacles in this approach like how to validate bugs? How much to be paid for bugs? Will core functionality and business logic bugs get caught in this model? There was a good discussion on this topic in comment section as many readers suggested some key approach to handle these obstacles.

In spite of these obstacles, uTest is now offering some decent cash to testers to find flaws in customer applications. They are going to pay to testers for every approved bug.

How will it work?
uTest is going to tie up with some companies which don’t have dedicated QA teams and want to outsource their testing work. Such companies can use uTest services and testers community to get their application tested. In return companies will pay some amount to uTest based on the severity and priority of the bug. At the end this amount will be awarded to testers who find these bugs.

Anyone can sign up with uTest to test software’s and make cash for finding bugs. Testers can earn from few hundred to few thousand dollars per month based on experience and performance. The bug pricing will be decided by bug type, type of application and severity of the bug.

What are the benefits?
Good cash benefits for your skills,
Work from anywhere,
Flexible working time (work whenever you want),
And last important benefit: Be your own boss ;-)

As per now I think this is win-win condition for customers who don’t have separate QA departments and testers who want to earn some descent cash from their skill and experience.

Have your opinion on this in comment section below.

Update: This is a pilot program from uTest and only selected testers will get response when this pay per bug system goes live. This is a beta program and right now I can’t predict any success of this program. So wait and watch till next update from them.