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Gaming job: Games tester

A games tester plays games before they are released to uncover bugs and suggest other improvements.

Games testers play early versions of games over and over (sometimes for weeks or months) to spot and report mistakes and bugs. It's an entry level job that requires passionate and experienced gamers to provide in-depth analysis about how a game might be improved. This ensures only the best version of the game will be released to the public. Lots of people start out their gaming careers in this role before spring boarding onto other careers within the industry.

Good to Know: Patience is a virtue! Early versions of many games will have irritating problems that can be frustrating to play.

Skillsets: Knowledge of the gaming industry / Attention to detail / Good written and verbal communication skills

Salary: Starting salaries are between £12,000 and £18,000 a year. Once you're more experienced, your salary could reach between £25,000 and £30,000 a year.