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Guide to getting a Video Game Tester job – PART I

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This site is obviously about the job of Video Game tester, yet until now I never felt the need to write an article about how to become a Video Game Tester. The reason is you do not really “become” a Video Game Tester.

There is no recognized school or diploma for game testing.

There is no training or certification that you write down on your CV that would magically make gaming companies think you are a rock star when it comes to game testing.

So how do you get to be a Video Game Tester?

The answer is quite simple: you go job hunting for a position of Video Game Tester and get the job. And let me give you some advice on that.

Skills required to be a game tester

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Before you start looking for a Video Game Tester job, it’s important you know what employers will expect from you. In this article I present a list of the most commonly required skills and education for the job. If you think you don’t master all these skills yet, don’t panic and keep reading! 

Only an ideal candidate will master all these skills, and such candidate does not exist. The list is presented here to help you assess yourself and sell yourself on your resume and at a job interview.

Types of gaming companies you can work for

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When hunting for a game testing job, you have to understand the type of companies you’re dealing with because it will impact greatly you experience at work. There are four main types of companies:

Why you should NEVER pay to get a video game tester job

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The reason that motivated me to create this website is that all the other sites on the topic of video game testing as a job are trying to rip off kids. Basically if you google “Video game tester job” you will find either those scam websites or one shot articles on the topic. So is there really no reliable source out there?