While game testing may be seen as a role that doesn't require that much skill or experience, it certainly isn't a role for everyone. People that lack concentration and passion for video games may struggle severely with a role like game testing. To be a good game tester; you need to be sharp, focused and patient. It can take a long time to discover bugs and thoroughly review certain aspects of the game. Our clients expect a high quality service and it is our duty to deliver it. However, technical knowledge such as programming and design isn't needed. It is more about a person's character rather than their knowledge.
Since gaming is often a team game, the right attitude within the team is incredibly vital. Our team is the most important element of this company. It is the backbone of our structure. We do not tolerate anyone that is negative and that tries to disrupt the workplace. Here is an article of what our founders follow regarding toxicity in the workplace. If we can't build a great team, we can't build a great company. Any arrogance, negativity (in a non-productive way) or anger will not be tolerated.
Writing skills are an important quality that we look for within applicants. Due to our limited amount of report compilers, we are unable to allocate extra time for them to correct simple spelling and grammar mistakes. One or two errors here or there don't make a difference, but consistent and basic errors may be a cause for concern. We do provide auto correct software for users to use when writings the reviews into our system.
Attention to Detail
Attention to detail is important so that you can get the most information from the time spent on the game. Playing hours and hours of games and only coming up with 1 or 2 minor points would not be beneficial for our clients. We need you to be able to get creative with the feedback you come up with to ensure that we can deliver effective reports, on time. It's also vital to be able to make sure that you don't miss any technical or design bugs within the game. It is important that they don't slip through the cracks.
As mentioned previously, focus is an important factor. Playing games for many hours can be tedious and mentally draining. This is why we offer our employees regular breaks. If working in the office with us, you will have plenty of time to get some fresh air and play some energizing games such as pool/snooker and Foosball. We also offer employees the opportunity to change games once they have been testing specific games over set periods of time.
If you feel that you have what it takes to become a game tester, head over to the jobs available.