QA is responsible for ensuring all aspects of quality at Modern Tribe. It’s a tall order for sure: learning how a site works, creating test plans covering obscure use cases, and then putting it all into practice when testing every aspect of site functionality…it’s a lot of ground to cover. But we’ve got an established workflow down that helps make sure we’re setting the team up with the tools they need to proceed and succeed.
Though every project is different, here’s the gist of our QA flow:
- KICKOFF MEETING.Just a kickoff — meet the PM; get your questions answered; set expectations; and schedule milestones.
- PREPARING DOCS.Getting started with internal documentation early is hugely important to getting the project into your brain.
- REVIEW APPROVED COMPS.Before you start QA or even get a walkthrough, you’ll review the comps to understand the project + prepare a list of questions to ask on the QA walkthrough.
- QA WALKTHROUGH.Once development is far enough along for QA to begin, you’ll do a walkthrough with the lead developer to get an overview of the functionality.
- PREPARE QA CHECKLIST + TEST PLAN.After seeing each component of the site in action, you’ll put together a first draft at a comprehensive QA checklist and a higher-level overview of what you’re planning to test, in what order, and when.
- HEAVY DUTY TESTING.You’ll put the site through its paces and give it a few rounds of full pass bug hunting. Beyond just hitting buttons, you’ll be thinking from a higher level: are there usability concerns? Does what we’re doing here actually make sense as the best way to solve the problem? etc.
- CELEBRATING A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH.What feels better than kicking back after a successful launch? If QA has done their job, the project will launch smoothly, the team will have a finished product to show off, and — most importantly — the client will be happy. It doesn’t get much better than that.
* Our QA team also generally leads client training and prepares training documentation/videos when appropriate, so be prepared for some direct client communication.
Our hourly rate for this gig starts at $25-$35/hr, depending on experience. This is a freelance contract about 10 – 20 hours per week.
We believe that distributed working is a way of life. We understand what it means to work remotely. We offer consistency in expectations, payment, and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us. Also, if you work enough hours, we will invite you to go an adventure to attend our annual team trip.