Video Game Tester

A Video Game Tester is responsible for testing video games to ensure that they are free from glitches and errors. They need to analyse games, find and report issues, and provide feedback to the development team. They may also be required to play the game from start to finish, searching for any bugs, and ensuring that the game meets the desired standard. They work with game developers, programmers, and designers to identify and resolve issues.


  • Play video games and provide feedback to the development team.
  • Identify and report bugs, glitches, and errors.
  • Test game functionality and features.
  • Create and execute test cases.
  • Verify game mechanics, graphics, sound, and animations.
  • Write clear and concise bug reports.
  • Collaborate with the development team to resolve issues.
  • Maintain accurate and organised records of test results.


  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of video game platforms and hardware.
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently.
  • Familiarity with game development processes and tools.
  • Experience with software testing methodologies.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly.

Personal Requirements

  • Passion for gaming.
  • Patience and persistence.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to handle repetitive tasks.
  • Positive and constructive attitude.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
Being a Video Game Tester requires attention to detail, analytical skills, and patience. A good candidate must have experience in video game testing, familiarity with gaming platforms and software testing methodologies. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are also essential. Being passionate about gaming is a plus, as it shows the willingness to play and test games.

How to Enter

  • National Senior Certificate (Matric) or equivalent.
  • Some experience in video game testing or quality assurance is preferred.
  • Familiarity with various gaming platforms such as PC, console, and mobile.
  • Knowledge of software testing methodologies.
  • Familiarity with bug tracking and reporting tools.
  • Good command of English language.

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