Web Usability works for a range of public, private and not-for-profit sector organisations and we regularly need to recruit a range of people to test our clients’ websites.
Why should anyone want to be a tester?
- Because we pay you for your involvement (typically £40 to £50)
- Testing helps to improve a website that could be valuable to people like you
- It’s quite fun! Virtually all our testers are keen to come and do it again, and recommend it to their friends
We want to get your views on the content and usability of the site under test: it’s the website – 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.
The research is very simple. It typically involves attending our studios in Chippenham (Wiltshire), London or at other locations around the UK, and spending about an hour looking at a website and answering questions about it. We also conduct testing remotely, using Zoom video conferencing, which means that you can take part from the comfort of your own home. There’s no preparation work in advance of the session, and no subsequent commitments.
Please note: During the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic all research is being conducted remotely.
Once you are registered on our database, we will be in touch when opportunities that match your details arise. Please note, the frequency of invitations will depend on a number of factors, such as your demographics and the number of previous sessions you have taken part in.
You will be paid an incentive as a thank you for your time. This is typically £40 for 1 hour. Incentives are paid via PayPal within 3 working days of the session. For in person sessions, we will also cover travel expenses up to £10.
We need people from all sorts of backgrounds with all manner of interests – from entrepreneurs with a passion for golfing to teachers with a penchant for needlework. Whatever your job or interests we would like to hear from you, and the more information you give us, the more chance there is that we can match you to an appropriate project.
We are NOT looking for web experts or for people with experience of building websites – we recruit people for whom the website under test should be relevant.
We also test sites with users with disabilities 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.
If you would like to be considered as a tester, please fill out our tester application form. If you have any trouble accessing or completing this form, please contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01249 444 757.
Our database is maintained solely for our use in recruiting testers. The information is not passed on to any other organisation.