Analysia Tester Job Details
The worldwide web is home to more than a billion websites. For the owner, developer and designer of a website, this means that the competition for having loyal users is steep so it is important to make their websites satisfactory to every visitor. Anyone who visits the website should be able to find what he needs and be able to achieve his goal on the website with no problem. This is where the job of an Analysia Tester will become very useful. Considering there are many other similar websites out there, could Analysia become your go-to platform for such an online gig? Read on to find out.
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.
Analysia Testing Job
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. Look at Figure 1.
From this screenshot, 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. You would probably want to know what specific requirements like age and country of residence Analysia accepts.
Unlike other usability testing platforms like UserTesting, 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, as shown in Figure 2.
This is an excerpt from the FAQ page for potential clients of Analysia. It says that its panel of users are from North America, Europe and other parts of the world.
Regarding the required equipment, Figure 1 says that anybody with internet connection and microphone can join. From Figure 3, you could only assume what other required equipments are so you can test websites and applications.
This illustration shows the devices where the usability test platform of Analysia is available for - 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.
You may start signing up to Analysia by heading 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.
In this video, the vlogger said that you should not think of Analysia as a full-time job because review assignments are not always available.
From Figure 1, you know that 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.
From Figure 4, you could gather information about the possible work schedule you might have as a tester at Analysia.
Figure 4 shows that 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.
Since you cannot expect to get even $10 from Analysia in a week and since you might have a lot of time in your hand, check out other usability testing platforms like UserTesting, Whatusersdo, Userfeel, Usertest, and TryMyUI. Keep in mind that these platforms may have different usability testing processes, pay rate and pay methods. It is important that you first thoroughly read every detail you can read about each platform before joining it. It would be probably best to choose platforms that offer valuable information about the usability testing job and other helpful resources to help you in performing your task.Since you are already looking for a way to earn money online, might as well make the most out of it by checking out other easy ways to make money like participating in paid surveys or applying as paid online juror.
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.
If I have a list of usability testing platforms, I will skip Analysia mainly because of the lack of information it offers for testers. 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.