Website Usability Testing Jobs: Where to Find and What You'll Make

Work at Home Testing Websites and Apps

Website testing jobs are types of micro jobs, or short online tasks for small pay. However, the pay for these jobs is not nearly as small as micro jobs like MTurk where the pay might be pennies and the task might take a few minutes. Though website testing gigs usually pay around $10 each, a tester might only get a few opportunities to test every week or month, so website testing is not going to earn a lot, but, rather, it is a way to earn extra cash from home.

Also known as remote usability testing, these jobs involve carefully reviewing a client company's web or mobile applications and providing detailed feedback. 

Analysia.com

Woman working as a website usability tester in her home office.
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Requirements:  Internet connection, microphone
Pays: $10 per test
Testers create a login and profile and then wait to receive emails inviting them to perform tests based on their profiles. Most can expect a few invitations per month.

StartUpLift

Requirements: Computer, Internet connection
Pays: $5 per feedback into PayPal a weekly
New testers sign up and can begin accepting tests. Unlike many other user testing sites, these require a written response, as opposed to a screen or voice recording. Many of the tests are related to social media, so accounts in a particular social media may be required.

TryMYUI

Requirements: Computer, Internet access, computer microphone
Pays: $10 in PayPal, usually within 3 days of acceptance
Testers must provide a test video and a written summary before acceptance into the program.

Userfeel.com

Requirements: Computer, Internet access, computer microphone
Pays: $10/test into PayPal weekly
Registration and test required for new testers. It can take 7 days to 2 months after submission for acceptance.

Userlytics

Requirements: Mac or PC, Internet access, webcam
Pays: $10 per test or possibly more, the Friday after the test is approved
Unlike other website testing sites that only require a screen and voice recorder, this site may require a webcam to record you as you review the site.

User Testing

Requirements: Mac or PC, Internet connection, microphone; mobile tests require iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, Windows phone
Pays: $10 web test, $15 mobile into PayPal
Testers must submit a sample test to get started. This test can be done, using a telephone to record the voice, but to take on jobs, a microphone is required.

Whatusersdo.com

Requirements: PC or Mac, Internet connection, microphone
Pays: Up to 8£/€/US$ per test into PayPal monthly
Based in the United Kingdom, this website testing site contracts testers from around the world, though fluent English is required. New testers complete a short questionnaire, upload a sample video, and, if accepted, fill out a profile.