Testbirds offers crowd-based software testing, especially for mobile phone apps and mobile websites. The company is based in Germany and has subsidiaries in England, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Hungary, and clients worldwide. They offer a wide range of software testing services, including “exploratory bug testing”, test case execution and creation; localization, regression, and performance testing; usability evaluation; and project consulting.
- Registered Workers
- Over 200,000 (Testbirds website, 2017)
- Workers Are...
- Self Employed
- Payment Model
- Payment per task
- German, English, SV
- Signed Code of Conduct
- Official Company Name
- Testbirds GmbH
- Year Founded
- Headquarters Location
- Munich, Germany
- Testbirds Ltd., London, England; Testbirds B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands; Testbirds AB, Stockholm, Sweden; Testbirds Hungary Kft., Budapest, Hungary
- Philipp Benkler, CEO; Georg Hansbauer, Managing Director; Markus Steinhauser, Head of Operations
- Walter Beteiligungen & Immobilien AG; Seventure Partners; Tiburon Unternehmensaufbau
- Number of Employees
- Over 85 (Testbirds website, 2017)
Testbirds was founded in 2011. In 2015, they led the initial development of the Crowdsourcing Code of Conduct.
Testbirds does not act as an intermediary matching customers and workers but rather charges customers directly for services and organizes workers themselves. Their website lists prices for frequently used services such as a self-service exploratory bug test with 20 testers (£ 1550) and a self-service usability test with 20 testers (£ 3100).
Workers are self-employed.
Jobs and Clients
The primary jobs offered to crowd workers by Testbirds are bug testing and usability testing.
1&1 Internet, Würth, Allianz, Audi, CeBIT, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Messe, Deutsche Post, Deutsche Telekom, DHL, Die Welt, DM, Gelbe Seiten (German yellow pages), n-tv, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Western Union.
Workers register their demographic and device information with Testbirds and are notified when a task is available for them. (Tasks are made available to people with the necessary demographic characteristics and devices algorithmically.) Once notified, workers are free to accept or ignore the task.
We have not yet surveyed workers on this platform.
Ability to Refuse Payment Rejection: positive ratingNonpayment is only possible if work does not meet the criteria presented in the project description.
Change to Terms of Service: Change: positive ratingNo change during running projects.
Warranty Warranty: positive ratingSupport and improvement suggestions are provided during projects.
Contact with Employers Client Contact: positive ratingNo prohibition.
Contact with Workers Rejection: positive ratingNo prohibition.
- Testbirds: Crowdtesting Prices. Accessed 28 May 2017.