FAQs

Below is a list of topics where you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most:

 

Join The Community Conversation

How do I join The Club?

To join The Club and take part in community forum discussions on all things testing, you need to become a registered member of Ministry of Testing and then log into The Club using your membership login details.

How do I join Ministry of Testing Slack?

Visit https://www.ministryoftesting.com/slack_invite to join our Slack channel and chat about our events, all things MoT and software testing.

What happened to testers.chat (previously testers.io) Slack?

We closed testers.chat, previously known as testers.io in June 2020. You can read more in the news piece about it but the TLDR is that we now have just one central Slack for the community.

How do I take part in 30 Days Of Testing challenges?

Anyone can take part in our 30 Days Of Testing challenges at any time and at their own pace. We also run a month-long community challenge that you can follow and take part in on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn using the #30daysoftesting hashtag. To find out first when the next 30 Days of Testing Challenge is taking place subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

How do I make sure I don’t miss a thing?

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter! We handcraft our newsletter to bring over 50,000 testers the latest testing news from MoT and beyond, to make sure the community hears about all things testing.

 

Events

Will TestBash be taking Place in San Francisco, Brighton, ALL the places?

Visit our events page to find out when all the upcoming TestBash events will be taking place or subscribe to our newsletter to find out about the latest TestBash first.

Can I submit an abstract to talk at a TestBash?

You can submit to any TestBash location at any time through our Continuous Call for Papers, all cut off dates for each Testbash are listed on that page.

Is there a Ministry of Testing meetup in Glasgow, Munich, ALL the places?

Check out the Meetups section of our handbook to find out more about MoT Meetups and where community members run all the current local meetups.

Can I set up a Ministry of Testing MeetUp in my area?

Yes, anyone can set up and run a MeetUp. As long as you agree with our MeetUp ethos and abide by certain rules which are listed in our handbook. What you’ll get in return for running a MoT branded MeetUp is also listed there. Please get in touch with aine@ministryoftesting.com to set up a MeetUp in your area.

Will The Software Testing Essentials Meetups be happening in Manchester, London, ALL the places?

Visit The Software Testing Essential part of our website to find out more about the Meetups and where the upcoming sessions are taking place.

Will Masters of the Ministry workshops be taking place in San Francisco, Sydney, ALL the places?

All upcoming Masters of the Ministry training events are listed on our upcoming training page. All of the current training courses available are listed on our training courses page. If enough people from your area register an interest we will bring the training to you! These training courses can also be hosted internally, so if you are interested in having one of the courses at your company please register your interest through the site.

Can I apply to become a Master of the Ministry?

Yes! The Masters of the Ministry initiative is all about co-creating smarter testers through community-driven training. To apply to become a Master of the Ministry submit your training course through our site (note: you'll need to be logged in and to have completed your profile to submit). Read this newspiece to find out more about Masters of the Ministry and watch this Masterclass to find out more about how to submit a training course to us.

How do I attend a Ministry of Testing online Masterclass?

Visit our events page to find out when the next online Masterclass is taking place, or be the first to find out by subscribing to our newsletter. Our live Masterclasses are hosted on crowdcast.io where you will need register for each Masterclass event. Each Masterclass is free to attend live and the recordings of all Masterclasses are made available to Pro members shortly after production on The Dojo.

How do I attend an online 99 Minute Workshop?

You'll need to be a Pro MoT Member to attend out 99-Minute workshops; if you're not already a Pro Member you can upgrade your account (pssst did you know we now have monthly and one-off payment options?) If you are already a Pro Member, visit our events page to find out when the next online 99 Minute Workshop is taking place and you can register for the event through our site, or be the first to find out by subscribing to our newsletter. To find out more about 99 Minute Workshops read this newspiece.

Can I submit a 99 Minute workshop?

Yes, simply submit your 99 Minute Workshop training course through our site (note: you'll need to be logged in and to have completed your profile to submit). Read this newspiece to find out more about 99 Minute Workshops and watch this Masterclass to find out more about how to submit a training to us.

 

Dojo Content

I am interested in learning about X, do you have content on this topic?

All content on The Dojo is in the catalog and organised into topics and series. You can search the catalog using keywords in the search field. If you can’t find any content on a testing topic of interest please let us know and we’ll do what we can to design, make and get that content on The Dojo.

I am trying to do X, do you know of any tools or resources that can help me with this?

We have a very handy list of tools and resources on our Resources page. In addition, you can try talking to the awesome MoT Community by adding a topic or replying to a relevant topic on The Club. Or by writing a message on one of our Slack channels. Alternatively, you can ask the Ministry of Testing team by emailing us on hello@ministryoftesting.com

Why can’t I access X bit of content?

Some content on The Dojo is for MoT members only and to access this you will need to sign up for Club or Pro Membership. Club Membership gives you access to select members-only content and The Club forum, and Pro Membership gives you access to ALL the things!

Can I submit an article to The Dojo?

Yes! You can read more about the advantages of becoming a MoT author in our writers' page and we’ve even written a writer’s guide to help you create an article outline, draft article and submit it to us.

Can I submit a course idea for The Dojo?

Yes! You can read about the benefits of becoming a MoT course creator in our instructor's guide and find out how to submit your course idea there too.

 

99-Minute Workshops

How do I register for a 99-Minute Workshop?

You will need to be logged in with your Pro Membership account to enable the registration button on each workshop. Once you’re logged in, just go to Upcoming Events page and click on the workshop(s) you want to register for and click on the green button that says ‘Register’, an email confirmation will be sent to you within a few minutes.

Can I register for more than one 99-Minute Workshop?

Yes you can register for as many 99-Minute Workshops as you want. Each workshop has a limit of 100 attendees, so we ask you to register to the ones you can and want to attend only. This way we avoid someone missing out on a workshop they want to attend.

I’ve registered for a 99-Minute Workshop and haven’t yet received a confirmation email.

An email confirmation should be sent to you within a few minutes from hello@ministryoftesting.com. If you haven’t yet received it, check your spam folder and if it’s not there, contact us on masters@ministryoftesting.com.

When will I get the login instructions for my 99-Minute Workshop?

We will send you the login details for your 99-Minute Workshop 2 to 7 days before the workshop date, so keep an eye out on your emails.

I can't make the 99-Minute workshop I'm interested in, will it be repeated?

Each 99-Minute Workshop repeats 4 times throughout 3 different time zones. We have selected 3 different time zones to evenly split the workshops, which means that you might be able to attend more than one time zone. A good way to check which time zones suit you best is by checking online for the most up to date time zone converter, but we like using this time zone converter.

Will I need to have a microphone and a camera to attend the 99-Minute Workshop?

The 99-Minute Workshops are instructor-led, so you don’t need to have a camera or microphone available to attend the workshop.

My Pro Membership runs out before the workshop date, will I still be able to attend?

No, you need to be a Pro Member on the date of your workshop, so make sure you renew your subscription or purchase another month for when the workshop date is due.

Is there a limit to the number of attendees per workshop?

Most of our 99-Minute Workshops have a limit of 100 attendees per workshop, with some exceptions. For more information on your workshop, check it’s description for more details.

I’ve registered for a workshop and can no longer attend, how can I cancel my registration?

Yes, to cancel your registration, just head over to the 99-Minute Workshop event page, select the workshop you can no longer attend, scroll down the page and press ‘Unregister’. You will need to be logged in with your Pro MoT account to do this.

 

Ministry of Testing Membership

How do I become a Pro Member?

If you are a Club Member already, just log into your account and upgrade to Pro by navigating to the account area of your profile.

If you do not yet have an account, you can create one here.

What payment options do I have?

You can pay your Pro Membership on a monthly or yearly subscription or as a one-off month payment. To do this just turn the buttons on or off for Monthly or Subscription.

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What is included in the Pro Membership?

With a Pro Membership, you get access to all of our online live TestBashes, 100+ 99-minute workshops, more than 20 online courses, 600+ TestBash talks and a whole lot more! You get so much from being Pro that we couldn’t fit it all here, check everything that is included here. All this on top of everything you already get on top of a Club membership.

What do you get with Club Membership?

With the free Club Membership, you get access to all the Ministry of Testing Essentials courses and talks, access to our forum The Club, which is where the MoT community comes together to discuss all things testing, learn and grow together. You also get access to review TestBash abstracts to help select the line-up for each TestBash event and you can also watch Ask Me Anything recordings on-demand.

 

How much is Pro Membership?

Pro Memberships can be bought on a monthly or annual basis. You also have the option to purchase based on a subscription model or a one-off payment. If monthly, it will be £24.99 per month with the subscription model or £39.99 for a one-off pass. If you pay annually you can save up to 2 months with the cost being £249.99 a year using the subscription model. A one-off pass for the year will cost £399.99.

Do I have to renew my Pro Membership annually?

When you select an annual or monthly subscription, your Pro Membership will auto-renew each year. You can cancel your membership anytime as there are currently no annual payment reminders, so perhaps you set a payment reminder in your calendar.

Can I cancel my Pro Membership subscription?

Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time from your account profile. If you cancel, you will continue to have access to all members-only content and Pro benefits until the end of the period. After this, your account will downgrade to the free Club Membership. We also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, please see our refund policy for more details.

If you registered for an event part of Pro, you will need to have an active Pro account at the time of the event to still attend.

Can I expense my Pro Membership subscription?

Many employers know that MoT Professional Membership is key for their software testing employees’ continued professional development and will pay for their employees’ subscriptions. At the end of your purchase, you can download a receipt from your account that you can use to file an expense report.

What is Team Membership?

With a Team Membership, you get all the Pro benefits plus the chance to send your team admin to an in-person TestBash for free and access your team’s learning history. You will also have a private area just for your team in The Club forum.

How much is Team Membership?

Team Membership of 4 or less members is £249.99 per user, per year. If you get 5 or more members you can get discounts of 5% or more. The more members you add, the bigger the discount you will get. 

What is Enterprise Membership?

Enterprise Membership offers more benefits to larger teams. With an Enterprise Membership, you will get all the benefits and inclusions from the Pro and Team Memberships, plus access to a Learning Advisor, tailored webinars and one training course ticket per team member.

How do I reset my password to my Membership account?

You can change your password at any time in your Account Profile area. If you have forgotten your password you will need to reset it.

Where is my Membership Account confirmation email?

We’re sorry if you haven't received your confirmation email and instructions. Check your spam folder and if you still haven’t received your account confirmation, please email us at hello@ministryoftesting.com with details of your issue and we'll sort it out.

How do I delete my MoT account?

We'll have sad faces if you go but if you must just email hello@ministryoftesting.com with details of your request and we'll sort that for you.

I have used my existing credit to purchase tickets to an online TestBash and these are now free for Pro Members, can I get it refunded?

When you used your credit to get your tickets for the Online TestBash, you would have agreed to the terms and conditions at that time, which are still valid for your purchase. For more details on your options, please refer back to the terms and conditions on your tickets.

I am a Pro Member and I have purchased a ticket for an online TestBash, can I get it refunded?

When you purchased your tickets for the Online TestBash, you would have agreed to the terms and conditions at that time, which are still valid for your purchase. For more details on your options, please refer back to the terms and conditions on your tickets. We will give you either 6 months or 6 months extension on your Pro Membership, so you still get to the online TestBash you bought tickets for and take advantage of all of our new Pro offerings, such as the brand-new 99-Minute Workshops, other online TestBash events and so much more! This will be done automatically unless we’re not aware of your MoT account if so, we’ll contact you.

With the Online TestBash events now free for Pro Members, how can I purchase tickets to give away?

As tickets can no longer be purchased for an Online TestBash, attendees will need to become Pro in order to attend an online TestBash. There’s also the Ministry of Testing Scholarship Fund available to those who can’t afford a monthly or a one-off pass.

 

Scholarship

What is the Ministry of Testing Scholarship?

The MoT Scholarship is a fund that was set up by us here at MoT. The Scholarship is half funded by The Scholarship Heroes (awesome individuals and companies) and half funded by us. This fund is used to support both fledgeling testers and active community members to attend and access many of the events and resources we have on offer.

How can I contribute to the Scholarship Fund?

We’re still figuring out how to make this easy peasy, in the meantime please email us at scholarship@ministryoftesting.com with details of what you’d like to contribute and we will work out the best way for you to make your donation.

How can I apply for Scholarship?

Want to attend or access the many events and resources we have, but they are currently out of your reach? Well, just drop us an email at scholarship@ministryoftesting.com and let us know what event you would like to attend or resource you’d like to access and why. If we like it, we’ll be in touch.

 

How do I get my company added to the directory?

You add your company to the directory by clicking "Add Your Company" in the Directory.

How do I advertise a job?

To advertise a job simply fill in the form on our jobs board, this service is free for direct companies but there is a charge for recruiters.

How can I advertise and what can I sponsor?

Check out our advertise page for all the details on how you can advertise with us and sponsor MoT events and support the testing the community. Please email marketing@ministryoftesting.com for more information or discuss your specific requirements.

 

Merchandise

Where can I get all the awesome merch?!

Whether it’s for Secret Santa, your tester friend's birthday or you just want to treat yo’self you’ll find something awesome at our Awesome Merch Store.

I’ve bought TestSphere cards, how can I get the most out of them?

TestSphere has many uses, including RiskStorming and lots of other fun, educational testing related games. But, why stop there? Come up with your own game and share it with the community on Twitter or on The Club, where others have shared their ideas. Some members of the community have even shared their storytelling TestSphere Challenge on The Dojo.

 

Not Answered Your Question?

Feel free to contact us by emailing us at hello@ministryoftesting.com and we’ll answer your question as quickly as possible.