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BECOME GAME TESTER
EARN UP TO $100 per HOUR
There are thousands of video games available in today’s market, and it is
estimated that more than forty percent of the households in the US have
The people who test video games before they are launched are known as
video game testers. It is the responsibility of the tester to ensure that
consumers are provided with a product precisely conforming to the
standards established by game developers.
If you like the idea of making money as a video game tester, here are some
things you should know.
What’s the job of a Game Tester?
The job of a video game tester is to find if there are any flaws in the video
game before it is released commercially. They get paid for reporting the
flaws to the manufacturer within a specified period of time that is usually
seventy hours for one game. So, anyone addicted to video games will love
working as a game tester.
From the manufacturers’ point of view, it is critical to ensure the quality of
their products, and the only sure way of doing that is to thoroughly test
any new game before its launch.
It is easy to understand that video game with any kind of error will irritate
customers and thus bring a bad name to the manufacturer, affecting their
The testers are not required to have any formal education in any specific
field, though formal education in computer science helps. However, it is
important that the testers be aware of the latest technology for being
competitive. It is not surprising that majority of video game testers gain
experience by playing video games on computer, Playstation, iPhone and
other portable devices that are popular these days.
How much money can you make?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the average wages of a fulltime video game tester in the region of $50,000/year, though the wages of
a fresh entrant are quite low.
The earnings of a game tester may vary from just $10 /hour and go up to
$100 per hour or $18,000 to $80,000/annum. The average earning comes
to about $49,000 per annum.
For many game testers the most valued part is to see their name
appearing in the credits of the game.
It’s Your Turn
Have you ever been paid for testing video games? Do you work in the
industry? Would you do it if you were offered a job?
Earn up to $100 per Hour!!