Meet a Tester: Archana

In Meet a Tester, we feature QA experts from our network who share their love for quality and Testlio. Archana is an experienced tester passionate about building quality products.

Meet a tester from the Testlio Network

Tell us a bit about yourself

What is your educational background?

I have an engineering degree in telecommunication. As I am a people person, I first choose to pursue employment in the human resources field. But after a while, I realized that I wanted a more challenging technical job, so I switched careers – I got an opportunity to work for a manager that I had hired for one of the teams!! There was a lot for me to learn but it was fun.

How did you end up testing for Testlio? 

What are your specialties?

How does Testlio’s pay compare to other crowdtesting platforms?

I would say that Testlio’s pay is much better than that of many other crowd testing platforms. But more than that, the key differentiator here is we strive to deliver quality as a team with a deep understanding of the product – rather than compete to log a bug and get a paycheck.

What’s an interesting fact about yourself?

I was a national level yoga champion and a state-level badminton player in my youth. if I hadn’t pursued an undergraduate degree, I would most likely have become a sports coach. I am also a trained Indian classical singer and now I teach my daughter the craft as well.

A Testlio tester doing yoga

How do you manage the balance between testing and personal life?

Work-life balance is the foremost reason I chose to make Testlio my work home. I want to make sure I can spend time with my daughter and son – whether it’s helping my daughter learn a second language or encouraging my little one to start talking, I want to be there for them. Work does become a priority as there is a commitment and some days can get very busy, but thankfully I also get a lot of support from my spouse.

What motivates you professionally?

Making a difference is what motivates me – I get a real sense of achievement when the work I do helps develop a quality product. In the quality assurance field, there is constant learning, improvements to make, and an opportunity to step up.

What are some of your favorite apps?

I use iHeartRadio a lot to listen to local radio, CamScanner to scan documents/writings, and FilmoraGo to make short movies with my daughter 🙂 

How would you convince a friend to join Testlio?