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Become A Video Game Tester

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Working As A Video Game Tester

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $78,915

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Video Game Tester does

  • Tested video games during Beta production to ensure the quality standards set forth by EA Sports were met.
  • Documented software defects and communicated with onsite and offsite testers.
  • Tested and processed dvds and video game and some game systems
  • Tested game software for audio, graphical and functionality defects.
  • Contracted by technical staffing firms as a beta/QA tester of market-leading video games for gamedevelopers/manufacturers.
  • Work closely with QA Lead to follow test plans Perform regression testing Blackbox Testing
  • Crafted effective QA Assignment Checklists via Microsoft Excel implemented by other QA Testers for their daily testing duties.
  • Tested console and PC games for errors by testing their performance and reporting any errors found into the computer database.
  • Executed and documented results of test cases.
  • Created bug reports to be submitted to the development team.
  • Tested Microsoft XBOX 360 for issues with hardware, software, and on-line applications.
  • Used test plans and provided written reports detailing the findings of the evaluations.

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Video Game Tester Demographics

Gender

Male

79.0%

Female

17.1%

Unknown

3.8%
Ethnicity

White

71.7%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Asian

11.5%

Unknown

2.5%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

French

20.0%

Japanese

13.3%

Mandarin

13.3%

Spanish

13.3%

Portuguese

6.7%

Chinese

6.7%

Ukrainian

6.7%

Vietnamese

6.7%

Russian

6.7%

Norwegian

6.7%
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Video Game Tester Education

Schools

Green River Community College

8.0%

University of California - San Diego

8.0%

University of Washington

8.0%

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

8.0%

Laney College

8.0%

Central Washington University

4.0%

Western Washington University

4.0%

Everest University - North Orlando

4.0%

Baker College

4.0%

Baton Rouge Community College

4.0%

Lincoln Technical Institute

4.0%

University of North Texas

4.0%

California State University - San Marcos

4.0%

Union County College

4.0%

San Francisco State University

4.0%

Washington State University

4.0%

Edmonds Community College

4.0%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.0%

Art Institute of Seattle

4.0%

Rio Hondo College

4.0%
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Majors

Computer Science

17.3%

Animation

9.6%

Psychology

7.7%

Business

7.7%

Information Technology

5.8%

Management

3.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.8%

Marketing

3.8%

Photography

3.8%

Automotive Technology

3.8%

Computer Applications

3.8%

Computer Networking

3.8%

English

3.8%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

Legal Support Services

3.8%

Sociology

3.8%

Liberal Arts

3.8%

Entertainment Business

1.9%

Physiology And Anatomy

1.9%

Medical Technician

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.2%

Other

29.7%

Associate

14.9%

Certificate

6.8%

Masters

4.1%

Doctorate

4.1%

Diploma

1.4%
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Top Skills for A Video Game Tester

VideoGameConsolesCompetitiveBugMicrosoftXboxBugReportsPCGameSoftwareBeta/QaTesterTestCasesGamePlayTestPlansTesttrackProPS2SoftwareDefectsXDKXboxLiveBlackboxNintendoWIIChecklistSuiteProgramDefects

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Top Video Game Tester Skills

  1. Video Game Consoles
  2. Competitive Bug
  3. Microsoft Xbox
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Tested Microsoft XBOX 360 for issues with hardware, software, and on-line applications.
  • Organized and logged detailed bug reports that were approved and addressed by game programmers or designers for games in development.
  • Tested console and PC games for errors by testing their performance and reporting any errors found into the computer database.
  • Tested game software for audio, graphical and functionality defects.
  • Contracted by technical staffing firms as a beta/QA tester of market-leading video games for gamedevelopers/manufacturers.

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