There are many jobs for Games Testers. Be the standout candidate.

Quality games need quality testing. Testers can often be the biggest department in any studio. But too often, testers lack the rigorous training, and the right tools or skills to do their job. This bootcamp is out to change that. 

We're on a mission to develop the world's best games testing talent, through an intensive bootcamp that will take your skills and knowledge much, much further than the usual course - so when the time comes to look for a job, you're the most in-demand candidate out there. 

2,000+

Game tester jobs on LinkedIn

£24K

Average starting salary for game testers*

115%

growth in job demand since 2020

*National Careers Service

Advanced skills and topics.

Our bootcamps are designed in close collaboration with employers to identify the most highly rated skills and knowledge that you'll need to succeed.

Standout from the competition.

There are no shortage of QA jobs - but no shortage of candidates either.  This bootcamp has been designed to make you the outstanding candidate, for both hard technical skills and soft career skills.

Get a job. Not just do a course.

The goal of most schools is to get you to complete a course. The goal of this bootcamp is to teach, mentor, and coach you until you get a job. We will help you identify the roles, industries and companies right for you and personalise your curriculum to your career. 

Pay when you get hired.

We are so confident of the job demand and our methods, that we will invest in your training and you only start to repay your fees when you get a job. When you succeed, so do we. 

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A meaningful career as a QA in games starts here

The role of a games tester is hugely rewarding, and offers the potential for a long career in quality assurance, with clear progress into senior or lead roles, as well as more specialist areas, like QA Analyst or QA Engineer, or even as a QA in other industries.

Our idea is to not just help you find that first job. We will help you find the right job for you - where you can grow and excel at what you love to do the most. 

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COMPATIBILITY TESTER

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PERFORMANCE TESTER

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USABILITY TESTER

 

Our unique Pay When Hired option means our aims and yours are the same - your job. We invest in your training, and you don’t need to worry about money until you are on the career ladder.

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Your journey ahead

Split over two phases, first, you will build the foundational technical skills to become a games tester. Then, our team will support you in building your confidence, researching and applying to the right roles, and being at your side whilst you interview and negotiate your future dream job. 

 

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Phase 1 - Get the skills

Self-paced, minimum 15 hrs per week

You’ll be connected to an industry expert who will assess your skills, identify your gaps, and work with you over the weeks to help you get up to speed.

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Week by week, you will cover key aspects of game testing. You'll have materials to work through at your pace, and regular meetings with your mentor to review your progress and get feedback.

You will only move onto the next level when you have demonstrated your competencies. We move at your pace, not our schedule.

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In your first month, there will be workshops and tasks to help you identify the roles, industries and companies that you are most suited for and give you the direction and focus you need.  

Through weekly sessions with peers, a private Slack group with technical support, your own Success Manager and regular industry talks, we will surround you with a community to learn with.

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Phase 2 - Get the job

You will get a chance to meet working QA professionals and understand more about the day-to-day of the job.

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Find your first job with support to write your CV and LinkedIn, prepare your portfolio, get ready for interview, and a push to get the very best job not just the first job that is offered to you.

Work on your own real-world projects that will be your route to get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers.

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When you’re ready, you will have the opportunity to take exams to show to prospective employers the level that you have reached and get certified.

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To bring your whole self to your career, you'll work with our mindset coaches, to improve your confidence, lift your ambitions, overcome psychological barriers and find your purpose. 

Get ready for your new future in games. 

Built with industry, for industry

This QA tester bootcamp has been designed specifically to ensure you leave ready for the real world of work. Everything is aligned around the real jobs that the industry needs filling. 

Bringing the industry to you

In addition to being mentored by industry experts, we host several experiences with game studios and insight events throughout your bootcamp, which is a great way to raise your profile in front of potential employers.

Curriculum designed for jobs

We consult extensively with hiring managers, recruiters and senior industry leads to ensure we focus on the skills and capabilities the industry needs. We constantly adapt and tailor the materials to fit the job and career that is your goal.

Created like a studio, not a school

Small groups, project-based learning, personal time management, ownership of your own goals, industry-standard communication tools, the bootcamp is designed to replicate the real world of work, so you can hit the ground running when you start your new career.

The career skills you'll need

We will give you technical skills training. As well, we will help you develop your soft skills, like communication, conflict management and attention to detail, which are crucial to your success as a QA.

Where our graduates are placed

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Meet the team who will be in your corner until the first day in your new career.

You will have 1-to-1 and group video calls, live online classes, personal feedback, technical help and emotional support from a team of people invested in your success. 

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Technical Mentor

I’ll assess your skill level, understand your career goals, then build a pathway for you to get you job-ready from a technical perspective. I’ll set you tasks to build your skills and give you feedback on how well you’ve executed the task.

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Success Manager

I’m here from day one of your bootcamp, to day one of your first job. I’ll make sure you are getting the most from the bootcamp at every stage, whether it be setting up your personalised schedule to sharing articles and events you might love.

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Career Coach

In phase one we work on your career direction – are your goals clear, achievable and motivating? Then, in phase two I support you to do your best with job applications, interviews and networking, ensuring you present yourself in the best way possible.

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Placement Manager

I’m here to support you in your job search and I will identify, implement and embed enhancement initiatives to improve your employment experience. I will liaise with employers to ensure you secure suitable placements. 

Over 5,000 creators from 95 different countries

We're proud of all the creative professionals, from every walk of life, who have been through one of our career accelerators since 2015. With our new games testing bootcamp, we want to continue this commitment to finding diverse voices and original talent who've been shut out for too long. You don't need a degree or previous work experience. Outsiders, misfits and changemakers need apply.

Alessandro Manghi
Alessandro Manghi
Unreal Engine Artist
Bruno Wilkinson
Bruno Wilkinson
Game Programmer
Kimberly Gyambibi
Kimberly Gyambibi
3D Visualizer
Ismail Aljanabi
Ismail Aljanabi
3D Technical Artist
Loretta Lok
Loretta Lok
Game Developer
Krisztian Bajko
Games programmer
Oskar Korbut
Oskar Korbut
Design Coordinator
Tara Cannon-Young
Tara Cannon-Young
Environment Design
Srinath Upadhyayula
Srinath Upadhyayula
Software Engineer
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Unreal Engine Developer
Yacob Reyneke
Yacob Reyneke
C++ Programmer
Mattia Grigolato
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We've made sure that finance needn't be an obstacle for your growth and career development.

A career as a games tester is your road to a great career in an industry that is growing fast. We want you to be able to fund your future without worrying about making ends meet, which is why we have a fee option which requires nothing upfront. 

Pay when hired
Zero upfront
Pay a small percentage of your salary income for an agreed time once you get a job.

The bootcamp includes all of the following - 

  • Course materials
  • Private Slack group
  • Dedicated success manager
  • 1-2-1 support
  • Job search support
  • Certifications
  • Qualified instructor
  • Mindset coaching
  • Live industry talks

Monthly start dates

Apply to join the bootcamp below and one of our admissions team will set up a call to find out more about your goals and assess whether this is going to be a good fit for you. Please note, we are selective and we are looking for hidden talent so please give your answers below the proper thought you deserve. 

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