Quality Assurance Tester

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Quality Assurance Tester

Your day involves testing a new game to make sure it doesn’t have any glitches. Work with the a range of platforms, such as Playstation, Xbox and PC. Test out RPGS, first person shooters and multiplayer stories. 

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Test out different games and take note of any glitches.
  • Contribute to game production process.
  • Create documents on bugs that have been found.

Getting in and Qualifications


There's no set pathway to becoming a Quality Assurance Tester.

Useful subjects:

  • Data analytics
  • Computer science 

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development in S5/6 can help deliver the skills you require.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.


Do an apprenticeship in data analytics, study for a degree in quality assurance or work in a business environment. 

Quality Assurance Testers have knowledge of computers, so it is considering a a Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science.