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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a video game tester. For example, did you know that they make an average of $14.7 an hour? That's $30,585 a year!

What Does a Video Game Tester Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a video game tester, we found that a lot of resumes listed 36.5% of video game testers included bug fixes, while 14.7% of resumes included test plans, and 14.1% of resumes included xbox. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the video game tester job title. But what industry to start with? Most video game testers actually find jobs in the technology and professional industries.

How To Become a Video Game Tester

If you're interested in becoming a video game tester, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 57.5% of video game testers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.8% of video game testers have master's degrees. Even though most video game testers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a video game tester. When we researched the most common majors for a video game tester, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on video game tester resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a video game tester. In fact, many video game tester jobs require experience in a role such as volunteer. Meanwhile, many video game testers also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or internship.

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Average Salary for a Video Game Tester

Video Game Testers in America make an average salary of $30,585 per year or $15 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $34,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $27,000 per year.
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Video Game Tester Demographics



81.6 %


13.5 %


4.9 %



62.7 %


16.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

10.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken


22.2 %


16.7 %


11.1 %
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Video Game Tester Education




57.5 %

High School Diploma

18.6 %


14.2 %

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Top Video Game Tester Employers

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Updated October 2, 2020