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Testlio, the originator of networked testing, announced version 3.3 of its Platform.
Testlio 3.3 introduces multiple new features and capabilities. While the new version provides many client benefits, several important features support freelance testers, the driving force behind Testlio’s business.
Founded by former freelance software tester Kristel Kruustük, Testlio has consistently sought to enable, compensate, respect, and reward the world’s best quality assurance and software testing experts. Today, more than 10,000 freelance testing professionals, operating in more than 150 countries, are members of the Testlio Network. With a high bar for vetting, less than 3% of freelancer applicants are invited into client engagements. Collectively, the Testlio Network has performed more than 10 million client software tests.
Testlio 3.3 features include:
- Profiles: Members of the Testlio Network can now be matched with opportunities via non-personally identifiable information that includes dozens of fields like industries, cities, skills, languages, interests, and devices. Profiles are filterable and searchable; coordinators can discover and invite freelancers who match the dynamics and requirements of their software testing initiatives.
- Groups: With 3.3, the Teams Module now includes Group management capabilities. Freelancers can be identified and invited into Groups based on specific testing strategies, approaches, and rhythms. For example, Groups can be structured to focus on functional testing, user experience testing, localization testing, on-location testing, or other approaches. Groups highlight the right freelancers, in the right place, with the right skills, at the right time. Further, the new Recommendations algorithm has been tuned to surface newly vetted testers alongside long-standing testers, helping ensure a smart blend of freelancers with a variety of perspectives.
- Ratings: Testlio has completely redesigned its freelancer Rating system. Based on input from multiple stakeholders, the new, proprietary Ratings system measures availability, responsiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness along multiple dimensions. Freelance testers are provided with Ratings on a 100-point scale. These Ratings help guide them on pathways of growth and mastery. Scores are relative to engagement attributes and weight key parameters for the nuances of different testing initiatives.
“Testlio 3.3 delivers several features that are paramount to today’s modern, professional freelancers,” said Kristel Kruustük, Founder and Chief Testing Officer at Testlio. “Whereas others in our market obfuscate the individuality and expertise of freelance testers, Testlio embraces and partners with leading freelancers around the world. We encourage members of the Testlio Network to explore the new capabilities of our platform, and know that we have more new features and experiences coming your way in the months ahead.”