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WUP works for a range of government and private sector organisations. We regularly recruit a range of people to test our clients’ web sites.
We need people with all sorts of specialist experience (e.g. teaching, or running their own business) and more general interests (e.g. holidays, financial services, DIY, hobbies, etc).
We are NOT looking for web experts or for people with experience of building web sites – we recruit people for whom the web site under test should be relevant.
Disabled users – we also test sites with disabled users to ensure our clients’ websites can be accessed by all. We need testers with visual impairments, (especially those who use screen readers and screen magnification software), motor impairments (e.g. people who don’t use a mouse or who use other input devices) and people with cognitive impairments (e.g. dyslexia, learning difficulties). Please give details of any disability and software or access devices you use when completing the tester application form.
The research is very simple. It typically involves attending our studios in Chippenham, Wiltshire, or occasionally at other locations around the UK, and spending about an hour looking at a web site and answering questions about it. There’s no work in advance of the session, and no subsequent commitments.
Why should anyone want to be a tester? – Because we pay for the time involved (typically £40 to £50); testing helps to improve a web site that could be valuable to people like the testers, and it’s quite fun! Virtually all our testers are keen to come and do it again, and recommend it to their friends!
The objectives of the research are to get your views on the content and usability of the site under test: it’s the web site – not the tester – that is being tested! The research is observed by members of the website development team and is recorded so we can analyse the outcomes. However, we would stress that testers’ anonymity is protected at all times.
If you would like to be considered as a tester please fill out our tester application form
Our database is maintained solely for our use in recruiting testers. The information is not passed on to any other organisation.