Crowdtesting Platform test IO Raises $5 Million in Series A Funding

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Self-service crowdtesting platform test IO (formerly testcloud) announced Wednesday that the company has raised $ 5 million in Series A funding from Turn/River Capital, a San Francisco-based firm that invests in growing tech companies.

This funding will be used to accelerate the growth of test IO, which allows app and web developers to crowdsource testing. It’ll help with a U.S. market launch and company-wide rebrand.

Dominic Ang, founder and managing partner of Turn/River Capital, praised test IO in a press release:

Software development continues to grow exponentially, fueled by a global demand for mobile and cloud applications by both B2C and B2B brands. test IO’s self-service approach to continuous testing through a crowd of thousands of expert testers has a distinct advantage as speed and flexibility are top priorities for application development and deployment today. We seek to partner with companies like test IO that have grown primarily through bootstrapping, as they seek to accelerate their growth and expand their markets.

Thomas Gruderich, co-founder of test IO, commented on the funding:

Today’s economy is driven by mobile apps and software, and developers at startups all the way to Fortune 500 companies seek faster, cost effective ways to test software through the entire development process. To meet this demand, our priority is to provide a platform that developers can easily manage themselves, yet tap into the speed, quality and efficiency of crowdtesting. This funding and move to the U.S. will enable us to build on the great momentum we started in Europe and position us to capture further market-share within the massive app and software development landscape.

Through test IO, developers, quality assurance personnel and product managers can connect to thousands of qualified software testers. It gives developers the ability to have people test an app and discover bugs before users and customers do. Of the tests that test IO runs, 70 percent are for mobile apps.

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Michael Downing, CEO of online video platform Tout, talked about how beneficial test IO has been.

Bringing software to market before competitors is critical to our bottom line, but finding bugs before our customers do is critical to our reputation. test IO’s self-service platform saves us valuable resources critical to our agile development process. Its crowd of testers continuously uncovers bugs and usability issues that would normally take much longer to identify internally, allowing us to launch applications on time and worry free.

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20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises

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shutterstock_312389204Thinking about a new job? Before you start your job search, you may want to consider a job that’s among those seeing the biggest jumps in total pay over the past year.

To help, Glassdoor is here with our newest report on the 20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises, identifying the top 20 jobs where total pay has increased the most over the past year. Salaries for these 20 jobs have grown 3 – 10% over the past year, all above the national average for salary increase (2.2%), according to BLS.

As part of this report, we include the total pay for each job title for 2015 and 2014, the percentage increase in total pay, and the number of job openings.

Check out the top 20 results:

  1. Business Systems Analyst
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 83,300
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 75,554
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 10%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,803
  1. Security Officer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 24,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 22,460
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 7%
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,198
  1. Sales Consultant
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 49,008
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 45,945
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 7%
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,169
  1. Pharmacy Technician
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 26,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 24,500
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 6%
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,318
  1. Barista
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 23,600
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 22,249
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 6%
  • Number of Job Openings: 997
  1. Customer Service Manager
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 34,780
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 33,051
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,034
  1. Certified Nursing Assistant
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 25,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 23,840
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,734
  1. Financial Analyst
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 71,550
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 68,397
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,544
  1. Systems Analyst
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 80,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 76,575
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,796
  1. Research Scientist
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 85,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 81,680
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 597
  1. Programmer Analyst
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 79,638
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 76,575
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,314
  1. Personal Banker
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 41,861
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 40,373
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,063
  1. Branch Manager
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 63,500
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 61,260
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,018
  1. Research Associate
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 51,948
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 50,233
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,012
  1. Project Engineer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 75,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 72,542
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,323
  1. Cashier
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 18,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 17,420
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 16,375
  1. Cook
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 20,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 19,400
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,159
  1. Web Developer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 68,407
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 66,365
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,688
  1. Network Engineer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 87,903
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 85,360
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,621
  1. Software Engineer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 105,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 102,100
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 23,859

Job Search Tip: Before your next job interview, search for the job’s salary on Glassdoor. You can search for salaries by company and job title, and can view the local and national average to make sure you’re negotiating a fair compensation.

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Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s report on the 20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises, job titles must have at least 500 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees on Glassdoor for 2015 (9/11/14-9/10/15) and 2014 (9/11/13-9/10/14), respectively. Salary reports represent total pay, which includes base pay, tips, commissions, bonuses and all other forms of pay reported. Job openings represent active job listings on Glassdoor as of 9/10/15. Rankings represent percentages beyond the thousandth, and percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number for simplicity of reporting. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.


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