The following post is from our Bird Arnout1987. We asked him as a leading bird in the Netherlands to tell us about himself and life as a Testbird tester.
My name is Arnout, I am from the Netherlands. I recently graduated in pharmaceutical sciences and am looking for a job now. I didn’t realise that I am the Dutch tester with the most experience points, which is incredible. During my internship period I didn’t earn anything, so I needed another way to earn some extra money. Therefore I was searching for a job that I could do at home. This is how I got to Testbirds. I signed up to become a tester and also did the entry test immediately, where I got to know that I liked testing. I carried on doing several tests in the same month.When surfing on the internet, I get really annoyed by things that do not work properly. And by being tester, I get to express my frustration when finding bugs. I guess that is one of the things that trigger me to do testing. 🙂 But I also enjoy most of the tests, as the subjects are interesting themselves. And I find it is easier to detect bugs when you are interested in the topic, as then the way of surfing and reading becomes natural and doesn’t feel so much like doing a job. I find bugs that I normally would find too while surfing the internet, but now I can actually do something about it.Even though I like the way a tester has to write their test report, I would appreciate it if the format of the Bug submission would be slightly different. Sometimes I feel that I have to fill in too many details for a simple bug and other times I find there is not enough space to express the Bug I found. I hope that more companies will contact Testbirds to crowdtest their websites and mobile applications. This way Testbirds will grow and can keep up the good work, and I will be able to test more and more. I really like it and I believe even if have found a full-time job; I will continue testing for Testbirds.Thank you, Arnout, for sharing your Testbirds experience. We will take your feedback into consideration and might even think about introducing an experience points list per country 🙂
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Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.
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