As the global economy becomes more digitally reliant, the efficiency of web assets becomes more important. To ensure that their websites and other assets online are working properly many companies need people to assess the user experience. Everyday users also need to check that online processes work properly such as the checkout process for an online store, or that information forms meet data protection regulations. To ensure this happens, they offer contracts to people who undertake online testing and quality control.
Depending on the types of tasks, some skills will be needed to work in online testing. Testing is different to online research work, but by doing both types of work concurrently you can gain experience that makes you more attractive to contracting agents. It seems a little obvious but substantial knowledge of using different browsers and devices goes a long way. The course includes videos to illustrate how this work is done.
The 30 Ways in 30 Days introductory course will also offer some skills that you can use when providing analysis and UX reports. Working as an online tester can be interesting because of the variety of the work involved. You may be performing the same types of tests, but the websites will differ with each job.
Skills gained in online testing can lead to other opportunities and look very good on your CV.
Ruth Richards-Hill is a digital evangelist. She believes that there is a place for everyone in the digital economy. This includes whether they left school with no qualifications, or they have a post graduate degree. Ruth brings ideas and resources together building an environment of empowerment and enablement. She runs a successful digital consultancy and works with corporates and small home business owners alike.