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Games Tester

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A games tester tests computer games at the development stage to find out if there are any flaws 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 £15,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £22,000 to £25,000 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

Workforce Employment Status

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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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
9215
2.5 %
RISE
2023
9447
  United Kingdom
2018
117764
2.7 %
RISE
2023
120940

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Tel: 01793 417424
Website: http://www.bcs.org
Twitter: @bcs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IT.BCS/

Creative Skillset Scotland
Tel: 020 7713 9800
E-mail: info@creativeskillset.org
Website: http://creativeskillset.org/
Twitter: @SkillsetSSC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativeskillset

Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

Tech Partnership
E-mail: info@thetechpartnership.com
Website: https://www.thetechpartnership.com/
Website (2): https://www.thetechpartnership.com/tech-future-careers/
Twitter: @TechPartnership
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techpartnership/

The Tech Partnership took over the work of e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for information technology, telecommunications and contact centres.

TIGA
Tel: 0845 468 2330
E-mail: info@tiga.org
Website: http://www.tiga.org
Twitter: @TIGAMovement
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TIGAMovement/

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK's games industry.

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