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Games Tester

Games tester playing a computer game

A games tester tests computer games at the development stage to find out if there are any bugs in the software. They test all types of game: puzzle, adventure, role-play, platform, simulation, combat, shooters and sports.

Games testers can also be known as quality assurance (QA) technicians.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries tend to start at around £20,000 to £27,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £30,000 a year. Experienced team leaders might earn up to £35,000 a year.

You might earn extra through profit sharing, bonus payments and performance-related pay.

Conditions

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Getting In

Jobs are often advertised on the internet. There is a lot of competition for jobs.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
6949
1.8 %
RISE
2029
7077
  United Kingdom
2024
85479
3.5 %
RISE
2029
88500

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see organisations listed below:

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Career Area

Computing and ICT