Freelance Test Lead

Remote in LATAM

About the job

No matter which mobile apps you use, there’s a good chance that Testlio plays a role in it. We have tested apps from top brands like the NBA, CBS, Microsoft,, and USA Today. Over 1.6 billion people have a better app experience because of our work.

With a growing client base, we are seeking multiple Test Leads to be part of our Freelancer Network and who will play an integral role in our client's journey with Testlio. Our Test Leads set up runs, support Testers to make them successful during manual testing, and troubleshoot/triage results as they come in from Testers.

If you have completed Testlio's Functional Regression Testing Certification, you can now apply to the Test Lead position.

If you haven't, please sign up to Testlio and complete the Certification first. 

Why you will love this job

  • Work fully remotely.
  • Opportunity to channel your passion for software testing and be integral in helping our clients build amazing app experiences for users and for some of the most exciting companies in the world.
  • Being the trusted go-to testing expert for your clients.
  • Chance to work in a fast-paced global company with a thriving business model, an experienced leadership team, and a top-tier client roster.
  • Working alongside and learning from strongly motivated and experienced co-workers from diverse backgrounds and locations while enjoying the flexibility of a distributed team. Read about one of our amazing Test Leads
  • Despite the distances, you’ll love our collaborative global culture and contribute to making Testlio a great place to work!
  • Opportunity to learn constantly in a truly diverse and fast-paced environment.

What Does a Day of a Test Lead Look Like?

  • Prepare test cases and ensure the quality of Test Runs across multiple projects by following the best manual testing practices established within Testlio as well as accounting for client-side expectations.
  • Lead and coordinate Test Runs from start to finish – identify the relevant scopes, estimate the needed work task efforts, verify the testing environment, prepare relevant test plans/mind-maps/materials/guides and tools, involve relevant testers, triage the reported issues, support the testers, provide feedback and compile meaningful end reports.
  • Review and provide feedback to test plans and tests created by other stakeholders.
  • Identify and solve technical challenges related to testing, such as simulating geographical locations, using network traffic monitoring tools, and so forth.
  • Along with the Testing Manager, communicating with Testlio's clients to get an overview of the test plans and to deliver testing reports
  • Support the other testers: sharing information about the testing context, clarifying the scope of the test run, helping them if there are any obstacles, and giving feedback to them

What You Need to Succeed

  • Have at your disposal at least one Android mobile or tablet device (Android 10 or newer) and at least one iPhone (8 or newer). 
  • A passion, curiosity, and focused interest in the field of software testing.
  • Good knowledge of software testing methodologies and procedures.
  • Excellent writing and good verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong time management, problem-solving, and task delegation capabilities. You can prioritize independently.
  • Being analytical and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to give constructive feedback to testers.
  • Working well under pressure and in an environment of constant change when working remotely. Read more about our 'distributed by design' model.
  • In case this sounds interesting, please sign up by filling out the form below. If you are eligible we will get in contact and let you know of the next steps in becoming a freelance Test Lead in Testlio 🦁

Diversity and Inclusion

Testlio is a female-founded, equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and cultures. 



Prior testing experience can be advantageous, however, the specific experience requirements vary depending on the type of testing involved. For instance, in functional testing and localization testing, we typically validate the necessary skills with certifications or relevant courses. Nonetheless, we are open to individuals with no prior experience in software testing and provide opportunities for them to join our team. Additionally, we offer comprehensive courses to equip all team members with the knowledge of the Testlio process, standards, and testing capabilities we offer.

Testlio seeks quality engineers with a high level of experience and expertise in software testing and quality assurance. Generally, we prefer quality engineers with at least 5 years of experience in software testing and quality assurance, and with a background in computer science, engineering, or a related field.

Testlio Functional Regression Testing Certification requires good knowledge and skill in functional regression testing capability. With this certification we want to make sure that candidates are familiar with the Testlio platform, are capable of following the instructions and scope of the run, and know how to report issues and perform issue reproductions per Testlio standards.

Testlio offers a flexible schedule for freelancers, and the expected workload can vary depending on individual factors such as experience, availability, language skills, and device list. Our freelancers’ workload can range from a few hours per week to up to 30-40 hours per week, depending on the individual’s preferences and the needs of clients.

The Testlio platform supports a wide range of testing types, including functional, regression, exploratory, usability, payments, localization, and analytics testing. Sometimes freelance testers can be asked to perform different kinds of testing during the runs, if they have the necessary skills, e.g. functional and localization.

At Testlio, we pay our testers by the hour (not by the bug). This helps us provide the best tester experience and the best results for our clients. All approved task payments are made weekly via Payoneer or PayPal.

No, Testlio does not handle tax declarations for freelancers. Freelancers are responsible for managing their own taxes and complying with their local tax laws. Testlio recommends that freelancers consult with a tax professional in their area to ensure they are complying with all relevant tax laws and regulations.

Testlio does payments on a weekly basis via PayPal or Payoneer.