I will skip trying to be an Analysia tester, mainly because of the lack of information it offers for its testers.
Analysia Tester Review
Job: User Testing
Job Type: Online
Cost to join: Free
Analysia is a company that offers mobile app and website usability testing services. Such services aim to determine if a website is user-friendly:
- with easy to navigate page layout and logically organized pages;
- if all its links are working;
- if its pages load quickly and have no errors;
- if the visitor/customer can find what he is looking for in the website;
- if all its tools and features (such as shopping cart and registration forms) are functioning well;
- if the website is functioning as it should and;
- if the visitor/customer can easily figure out what the website is about.
These are basically what the job of a usability tester at Analysia involves.
Looking at the website of Analysia, one could easily discern that its contents are mostly for companies looking to hire usability testing services. If you are someone looking for a job as a tester, you need to browse through a few web pages and links on the website to find the information that you need.
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Different usability testing companies work somewhat differently from each other. If a tester is eligible to accept an available task, he will receive an email notification. At Analysia, you will have a set of instructions to follow to complete the task for testing a website. They will record all your screen activities and audio during the testing session.
Perhaps the only page from this website where you could find information for testers is at the registration page.
From the page, you'll know that the company requires potential testers to have an internet connection and working microphone. It stated that it also accepts testers of different profiles from many locations.
Unlike other usability testing platforms like UserTesting where you could quickly read about the specific qualifications for testers, at Analysia, you will only read about these details when you go ahead with the registration process.
There is no laid out information about which countries Analysia accepts users from. One can only surmise that it is open for anyone around the globe with internet connection. You could only base this assumption from the statement in its FAQ page.
An excerpt from the FAQ page for potential clients of Analysia says that its panel of users are from North America, Europe and other parts of the world.
Regarding the required equipment, it says that anybody with internet connection and microphone can join. You could only assume what other required equipments are so you can test websites and applications.
From the website, you'll see the devices where the usability test platform of Analysia is available for are desktop, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPad. This could mean that a client may request for usability testing of his website or app in any of these devices. As the tester, you might also need to test the website or app of the client using the specified device. This is just an assumption since there is no web page or article on the Analysia website that explains this.
If you have a desktop or laptop, internet connection and microphone, then you could probably perform the testing tasks accordingly. They test and use apps on mobile devices. Internet connection and microphone are the most important required tools because you will need these to record your testing session.
How To Apply/Join
The website says nothing about a registration fee for usability tester applicants.
If you head over to http://www.analysia.com/user.asp, the first part of the registration involves entering your name and email address and setting up your password. After entering these details, you may hit the "register" button and this will open a new web page containing the second part of registration where you need to enter the country of residence, gender, education (none, high school, college, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree), household income (less than $35,000, $35,000-$69,999, $70,000-$99,999, and more than $100,000), employment type (student, unemployed, working at home, working at office, working on the road, business owner), postal code, phone number, and computer expertise (beginner, intermediate, expert).
For the year of birth, choose between 1900 and 2005. Thus, the youngest allowed applicant is 14 years old while the oldest is 119 years old.
After hitting the register button, you will get a message you have successfully created your account.
Analysia will send you an email each time there is an available test opportunity. You may also log in to your tester account to check for any pending test.
Be sure to complete your profile by providing accurate and updated information. Companies will use your information as a basis for their selection of testers.
You will receive $10 for every test. It sends payments through PayPal so this should tell you that another requirement is to have a PayPal account. There is no information about when you could get your payment, unlike at Userfeel where you can read that it may take a week to receive the payment for completed test assignments.
A 10-15 minutes test will pay you $10. On a positive note, Analysia is at least honest with people who want to apply as a usability tester. It says that one cannot expect to do a test per day because of some factors like demographics and the number of clients availing services from Analysia. Once you get an email about a test opportunity, you need to dedicate up to 15 minutes to accomplish your testing task.
Benefits / Bonus/ Increase/ Training Provided
Flexible time might be the only perk you could get from Analysia. Interestingly, if you scroll your cursor down to the bottom of the website, you will see a link for its Referral Program. Analysia will allegedly give you links and images that you can place on your own website, as you would if you were an affiliate marketer. If your website visitors head over to Analysia to place an order or register to become a tester, you could receive some rewards.
However, if you click on the links at this Referral Program page, you would only get yourself into a dead end. These links would either send you to the Solutions page, Tester Registration Page or Contact page of Analysia. The contact page seems working, so send a message for your inquiries. I tried sending a message, but as of writing this article, Analysia has not yet sent any response.
Saying that I could earn $10 for a 10-15 minutes test is not enough information to rely on. Its website seems poorly designed and outdated. There are other more reliable platforms I will prefer to join instead of Analysia.