Profession digital games tester

Digital games testers review and test various genres of digital games by playing them in order to find bugs and glitches within the game's functionality or graphics. They may evaluate the capacity of attraction and playability of games. They may also debug the games themselves.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Application usability

    The process through which the learnability, efficiency, usefulness and ease of use of a software application can be defined and measured.

  • Digital game genres

    The classification of video games based on their interaction with the game media, such as simulation games, strategy games, adventure games and arcade games.

  • Levels of software testing

    The levels of testing in the software development process, such as unit testing, integration testing, system testing and acceptance testing.

  • Software anomalies

    The deviations of what is standard and exceptional events during software system performance, identification of incidents that can alter the flow and the process of system execution.

Skills

  • Replicate customer software issues

    Use specialised tools to replicate and analyse the conditions that caused the set of software states or outputs reported by the customer in order to provide adequate solutions.

  • Execute software tests

    Perform tests to ensure that a software product will perform flawlessly under the specified customer requirements, using specialised software tools. Apply software testing techniques and tools in order to identify software defects (bugs) and malfunctions.

  • Report test findings

    Report test results with a focus on findings and recommendations, differentiating results by levels of severity. Include relevant information from the test plan and outline the test methodologies, using metrics, tables, and visual methods to clarify where needed.

  • Provide software testing documentation

    Describe software testing procedures to technical team and analysis of test outcomes to users and clients in order to inform them about state and efficiency of software.

  • Address problems critically

    Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various abstract, rational concepts, such as issues, opinions, and approaches related to a specific problematic situation in order to formulate solutions and alternative methods of tackling the situation.

Optional knowledge and skills

develop automated software tests lean project management measure software usability develop ict test suite process-based management resource description framework query language principles of animation use scripting programming sparql xquery tools for ict test automation debug software ict project management methodologies query languages human-computer interaction perform software recovery testing agile project management ict debugging tools n1ql manage schedule of tasks conduct ict code review software interaction design mdx ldap linq