In Meet a Test Lead, we feature QA experts from our network who share their love for quality (and Testlio)! Tuyet Nhu is a mobile app developer and Test Lead from Vietnam.

Three pictures of Test Lead Tuyet Nhu, in the first she's wearing a white shirt and glasses, smiling to the camera; in the second picture she's behind a desk with a laptop in front of her and looking at the screen; third is a selfie taken outside, she's wearing a knitted hat with stripes.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I was born in Vietnam and grew up in a multicultural family. I struggled to learn Vietnamese, English, and Chinese simultaneously in primary school, and now I can speak all three languages fluently! Learning new things and taking on new challenges is what I love to do. Testlio gives me the flexibility I need to maintain a work-life balance and offers me the opportunity to learn and unlock my potential in the software testing field.

What is your educational background, and how did you get into QA?

I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in Melbourne, Australia. During my studies, I worked as a freelance tester on various platforms, and I started learning about different areas of testing. What I like about the job is that I can try out different apps or software on multiple platforms; every project is a new area. Finding a bug that nobody has found before, and seeing how the client fixes the bugs before the product release, also gives me a sense of achievement.

How did you end up testing for Testlio?

Even though I didn’t specialize in software testing, I continued working as a freelance tester after graduation as a hobby. I usually do testing tasks on weekends or at night when I finish my daytime office job. Testlio is one of the crowdsourced testing platforms that I joined, and it soon became the only platform that I stuck to. Testing in Testlio offers me great work experience as I feel attached to a team and the product. Consistent testers engaging run-to-run and open communication among testers and test leads are key.

What’s your favorite thing about being a Test Lead?

I can learn and work alongside outstanding, experienced colleagues and stakeholders, such as the Testing Manager and Testlio’s clients. There are more things to learn as I get involved deeper in the project, and I can coordinate test runs from start to finish and prepare test cases. Supporting the testing team and delivering good results from run to run to the client is what I enjoy most about the job.

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What are your testing specialties?

I am experienced in functional, regression, and localization testing. I am still learning new things every day as a new test lead.

Why do you Give a Damn about testing?

Someone used to say a project is like a road trip, and the testing job is similar to a headlight. Without testing, projects would be like driving a truck off-road in the mountains at night. I give a damn about testing as testing delivers real value to clients, informing the development team of real problems, and providing feedback regarding previous and current issues.

How does Testlio’s pay compare to your market rate?

Based on my experience, I would say Testlio offers the best rates compared to other crowdsourced testing platforms. This is because Testlio pays an hourly rate, while most others pay based on the number of bugs that testers find.

How do you balance testing and personal life?

I use time management apps, such as my mobile calendar, to arrange my schedule and prioritize work based on urgency and importance. Keeping good records is key for me to arrange my time around testing and my personal life.

What are some of your favorite apps?

  • Netflix – love the interface
  • Adobe Premiere – must-have for video editing
  • Coursera – so many things to learn
  • Grab – car ordering and food ordering
  • Wordup – an excellent app for learning English vocabulary
  • Grammarly – for writing checking

How would you convince a friend to join Testlio as Test Lead?

Working for Testlio offers good compensation, a chance to explore trendy apps and learn new skills, the opportunity to work with professional and awesome people, and a super flexible working schedule. I cannot think of a single reason that would stop anyone from joining Testlio.