QA on Request is a young company. We appreciate your cooperation while we work out the initial kinks in our system.
Here are some tips & tricks meant to help you make the most of our service.
Give your tester precise instructions
If there is a particular aspect of your project that needs testing, make it very clear in your test request.
You can use the following sections of the test request form:
Relevant Platform Information, under Step 3 – Project Details
Here you would specify any hardware or software version that needs testing. If you’re looking to confirm the correct resolution of a problem specific to the iPhone 3G, mention it here.
Additional instructions, under Step 5 – Testing instructions
This text area is for you to provide specific instructions regarding the types of tests that you need performed. Are you worried about a particular section of your project? Do you need the project tested on specific versions of a browser? Indicate it here.
Give our testers a realistic turnaround time
The premise behind QAonRequest is that you can request a functional QA test at any time, day or night.
While we are working on a magic potion that would keep our team members awake and at the best of their availabilities at all hours of the night, there are still times where our testers’ availability to accept a project on very short notice may be limited.
Please keep in mind that the service we offer requires human intervention and as such, miracles are not always possible. If you send a test request at 2am, and you wish to receive results within 4 hours, you might not find a suitable tester available.
Use common sense when sending test requests – allow your tester reasonable turnaround time. Don’t request 8 hours of tests to be completed within 9 hours – instead, give 2 or 3 times the amount of hours you want tested in turnaround time.
You will undeniably see better results this way.