Crowd testing has received a lot of attention over the more recent years and is considered an emerging trend in testing. This comes as no surprise to us here at QualiTest, where we developed a Managed Crowd Testing Solution. With the mobile market growth soaring year by year it is predicted that by 2017 more than 160 billion apps will be downloaded globally onto consumer handsets and tablets (source: Juniper Research).
Users are demanding systems that are optimized for their location, language, device and network. In order to remain competitive businesses are required to deliver applications that provide a great user experience, and they need to do it fast.
Managed Crowd testing utilized for beta, localization, usability and UAT is one of the most beneficial and effective ways to achieve this and is a great approach for these aspects of the testing lifecycle. Gartner predicts that over the next two to three years crowdsourcing will become an integral part of sourcing strategic decisions.
However, crowd testing is intended to compliment conventional testing methods and not replace them. By integrating managed crowd testing into their test processes, our clients have developed cost effective methods to achieve the prime focus areas of application testing – Functional, Localization, Load, Security and of course Usability testing.
The comparisons in the infographic below are based on real life examples that QualiTest UK clients have experienced between dedicated test teams and our managed crowd testing solution. For Information about Test Automation.