A Beta tester is a person who tests software when it is in the Beta stage of development. It is one of the most important stages of testing since it is the last step on the way of starting delivering the software to the end user. At the same time beta tester is the first person other than developer who launch the software in a real environment.
To succeed in delivering rich user experience is the main goal of any development team. There is no other way to make sure that the end user will not get confused than to test the developed software under the real conditions before it is put on the market. Actually, the Beta testing is carried out for this purpose.
What are the objectives of the Beta tester?
The Beta testers are testing software when it is at the Beta stage. At the Beta stage the software is to be passed on to a person who doesn’t have relation to the development office and is not aware of the technologies used and bugs fixed before.
The main task of a Beta tester is to check each function of the software and to make sure there is no bugs in it and nothing prevents users to get perfect user experience. The tester is to use the software in the same way as the end user will do it and to find the features which are not working in a right manner.
How to become a Beta tester
The first thing you should do to become a Beta tester is to assess your skills and knowledge. Although you do not need to have in depth knowledge of the software development technologies or the programming codes, those people who know these things will always be preferred.
Secondly, you should consider if you want to work in the software testing company or as a full-time tester for a single developer. Then you can begin with building a competitive CV and applying for a number of companies. You can also contact a recruitment agency if you have special requirements concerning your future job.