Quality Assurance Tester

Average Salary
£32,760
Job Forecast
+3%
Currently Employed in Scotland
6,167
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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

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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.

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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.