Hiring Kit: Game Tester
Game testing requires more than just the ability to play games. A successful candidate must be able to identify, isolate and explain bugs and design flaws as part of the development team.
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According to Statista, in 2022, the video games market in the United States generated more than $85 billion and is projected to close in on $128 billion annually in 2028.
Any industry that is large and still growing needs a talented workforce with a multitude of demonstrable skills. Arguably, no job in the industry is as close to the final product and is as vital to its ultimate success as the game tester.
According to Glassdoor, the salary for a game tester in the United States ranges from about $34,000/year to about $79,000/year. The median salary in that range is $51,900/year.
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It is somewhat counterintuitive, but when searching for game tester candidates, it is important to keep in mind that the best game testers are not necessarily the best game players. The skills required to play a game well are not always the same skills needed to test a game for bugs, design issues, artificial intelligence inconsistencies or other errors. In many instances, game testers will not actually play a game, so much as they will work a game.
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