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Software Testing Industry Salaries Stagnant in nexo QA Survey

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:00

In a recent software testing salary survey sampling one country’s workforce, one could say that testing was a thankless job last year — nearly half of the survey’s respondents — 47% — saw no salary bump going into 2015. A sliver even saw a small cut in pay. This is one notable finding from the […]

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Applause Announces Test Automation Solution

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:00

More Opportunities for uTesters Today Applause, the parent company of uTest, announced a major new addition to its suite of app quality tools and services – Applause Test Automation. With this new offering, Applause customers can now fulfill their entire app testing portfolio with the app quality company – from manual to automated testing for […]

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Eliminating the Middleman: Millennials Gravitating Toward Alternative Lending

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:30

Uber. Airbnb. Etsy. What do all of these companies have in common? In addition to offering ways for people to make a little bit of extra income on a part-time basis (sound like another company you know of?), they allow for more efficient transactions by removing the middleman. For example, instead of having your call […]

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STAREAST Trip Winner Anna Momatava Reflects on Testing Conference

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:36

The STAREAST conference in Orlando was an absolute whirlwind of events — dozens of sessions and tutorials, meetings with speakers and fellow testers from all over the world (I met people from the US, Canada, Great Britain, Ukraine), the STAREAST Expo with the most innovative organizations featured, industry technical presentations, the Leadership Summit and much […]

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uTest Announces Special One-Week Discount to expo:QA

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 16:55

uTesters may already know that they can get an exclusive 15% discount to the expo:QA testing conference, but for one week only, we’ve secured a discount increasing the deal for our community to 25% off for the conference! The 2015 edition of the conference will be held June 8-11, 2015, in Madrid, Spain. expo:QA has […]

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Camera Maker Leica Needs a Software Tester (Or Two!)

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 21:43

Camera manufacturer Leica recently announced that the photo files from their new camera shipping this month are completely incompatible with Apple’s Photos App in Mac OS X Yosemite “causing the library to crash and potentially lose all existing image files in the Apple Photos library.” The product advisory for the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) continues, “With the new […]

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Win an Apple Watch in uTest’s May Contest

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 15:32

Apple is never the first to market, but that doesn’t mean its products are flops. Quite the contrary to be exact – the electronics giant ends up becoming disruptors in everything they’ve sent to market, from the iPod to the iPhone and iPad. The Apple Watch is poised to do the same for wearables as […]

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You’ve Got Mail: Verizon to Acquire AOL

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 20:07

The days may be numbered for the iconic AOL running man logo as Verizon announced today that it is acquiring the tech company formerly known for dial-up Internet service in a deal worth $4.4 billion. The merger is set to bolster the telecom giant’s mobile and video initiatives with the addition of AOL’s powerful advertising delivery […]

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Four Tech Startups to Watch From TechCrunch Disrupt

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:00

Every year in San Francisco and New York City (and more recently in the EU and China), tech publication TechCrunch hosts an event called Disrupt. Disrupt is a conference where startups compete against each other for the chance to win venture capital money from investors, and press and accolades from the media. This past week, […]

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Top 10 Paid Software Testing Projects at uTest: Week of May 11

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:30

Another week by, and another week full of exciting and diverse paid testing projects at uTest — which range from fitness app testing to testing a grocery scanner. For the week of May 11, 2015, here’s 10 of the most in-demand projects we’re currently sourcing testers for from our community of 175,000+ software testing professionals. […]

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Meet the uTesters: David Shakhunov

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 17:57

Gold-rated uTester David Shakhunov hails from Sacramento, Calif., in the United States. Many of you may know David as he is currently serving as a uTest Forums moderator.  David also works for his state as an Electrical Engineer, while uTesting on the side. In addition to David’s interview, also check out all of the past […]

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STAREAST Coverage: ‘Tools Don’t Test’ and Other Themes

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:34

The second day of uTest’s STAREAST expo coverage began with the morning keynote from author and test automation expert Dorothy Graham. She is a familiar name on the uTest Blog, having previously spoken to us for our Authors in Testing Q&A series. Graham’s topic was “Blunders in Test Automation” and featured nine key blunders that are […]

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STAREAST Coverage: The Un-Spoken Job Description for Testers

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:04

There was lots of great information coming out of the class sessions held at STAREAST yesterday. Michael Sowers of Software Quality Engineering (SQE) presented his class called “Speak Like a Test Manager” to a packed room. During his presentation, he hit on a challenge that should sound familiar to testers: the spoken and un-spoken elements […]

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Photos from STAREAST 2015

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:00

As we start day two of our STAREAST expo coverage, we take a quick look at some moments from yesterday. Keep an eye out on the blog for a full show recap coming soon but check out our post from day one if you haven’t seen it yet. Also, be sure to follow along as we […]

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uTest Catches up With Bach, Bolton and uTester Anna Momatava at STAREAST

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 20:49

The first day of uTest’s stop at the STAREAST expo has been a whirlwind. After attending the James Bach / Michael Bolton session called “The New Testing Agile Quadrants: Bringing Skilled Testers and Developers Together” (see tweets below), we caught up with uTest/TechWell contest winner Anna Momatava in the beautiful lobby of the Gaylord Palms […]

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Meet the uTesters: Milos Dedijer

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:00

uTester Milos Dedijer hails from Belgrade, Serbia, and is a Gold-rated tester on paid projects at uTest. Milos is a very active member of the  community as he has previously served as a uTest Forums Moderator. Additionally, he was selected as one of our 2014 uTesters of the Year. Outside of uTest, Milos is also […]

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Four Ways Mobile Apps Simplify Food Delivery

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 17:14

Food delivery apps have been increasing in popularity recently. In the past, customers who were both hungry and unwilling to leave the comfortable confines of their living room generally had limited choices when it came to food delivery. Additionally, the process of having a meal delivered to your domicile usually involved the unwieldy process of […]

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uTesters Share Their Apple Watch Experience

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:27

It’s been exactly one week since the Apple Watch started arriving for the eager adopters who ordered early. uTesters, of course, were among the first in line and are ready to share a closer look at the Apple Watch experience. In this video, TTL and Gold-rated uTester David Oreol shares his Apple Watch Sport unboxing. […]

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Top uTest University and Blog Content: 1/3 of the Way Into 2015

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 19:59

Yes, you’ve read that right. We’re 1/3 of the way into the year, and we’ve survived Snowmageddon 2015 at uTest, amongst other things, to get us to this point. But while we were all bunkered down under snow in what seemed to be a cruel nightmare, the uTest crew was busy at work curating and […]

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Meet the uTesters: Pramod Lumb

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:57

uTester Pramod Lumb hails from India, and is a Silver-rated tester on paid projects at uTest. He is also a frequent contributor to uTest University courses, and has a vast 16-year history in the IT industry, including over a decade as a software tester. Pramod is PMP- and ISTQB-certified. In addition to Pramod’s interview, also […]

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