BOSTON – January 15, 2009 – uTest, the software testing marketplace, is capitalizing on the expansive growth of online gaming by providing game makers with real-world testing services through its global community of professional testers. uTest offers a full range of technical, functional, usability and load testing services for online gaming companies, an industry which PriceWaterhouseCooper expects will more than double in the next five years, from $6.6 billion in 2007 sales to $14.4 billion in 2012.
With more than 13,000 professional testers around the world, uTest provides real-time access to testers with a wide range of locations, languages and platforms, closely mirroring those of online gaming consumers. For example, Gaming Technology Solutions (GTS), a leader in the online gaming industry, utilizes uTest to meet its growing testing needs.
“Gaming Technology Solutions delivers some of the world’s most popular online games via our market leading platform and we expect to further our growth in 2009,” said Jerry Bowskill, co-founder and technical director of GTS. “uTest enables us to bring new versions of games to market more quickly, without adding more QA personnel, and with higher quality than our competitors. This translates to a tangible competitive advantage.”
Game developers face special challenges when preparing to launch a new application. These include supporting a global consumer base that uses a wide variety of systems, increasingly complex gaming software, and a beta process that can attract highly public criticism. Bugs that are not caught before an application goes live result in bad press, unhappy customers and significant damage to brand reputation and future sales.
“The use of betas as a substitute for professional testing in the online gaming industry is on the decline,” said Doron Reuveni, CEO of uTest. “This puts greater pressure on companies to produce flawless products before they go to market. The testing service that uTest provides through our global community is the most efficient and effective QA solution for gaming firms.”
uTest enables its companies to launch higher quality applications, get to market faster, and control the cost of its software testing. The company’s pay-per bug model represents an evolution in traditional software application testing.
uTest is the world’s largest marketplace for software testing services. The company provides real-world testing services through its community of 13,000+ professional testers from 149 countries around the world. More than 300 companies – from web start-ups to enterprise software firms – have signed up for the uTest marketplace.
uTest enables companies to launch higher quality products; get their desktop, web and mobile applications to market faster; and control the cost of testing. Customers specify their QA requirements for tester experience, location, language, OS and browser, and uTest selects the right testers for each project. Companies pay only for those bugs that they approve. More information can be found at http://www.utest.com.