How to Get a Video Game Testing Job in 3 Steps

Logo of the Official US List of Certified TestersBefore you see the 3 steps to becoming a video game tester, realize this: Game companies want to hire testers who are ISTQB certified by ASTQB.

You’ve heard of Blizzard Entertainment, right? They are the incredibly successful company behind games like “World of Warcraft,” “Heroes of the Storm,” “Overwatch,” and “Starcraft”. Blizzard Entertainment has so many ISTQB certified software testers that they have been an ISTQB Platinum Partner through ASTQB, the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (this site). This demonstrates Blizzard Entertainment’s commitment to ISTQB software testing certification for its software quality.

Need more proof that you need your ISTQB certification? Below are just some of the U.S. video game companies that posted jobs asking for the applicant to have ISTQB certification. Recognize these names?

  • Blizzard Entertainment (video games such as Overwatch, World of Warcraft)
  • Epic Games (video games such as Fortnite)
  • Riot Games (video games such as League of Legends) – listen to our interview with a tester from Riot games
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Group (video games such as Mortal Kombat)
  • Zynga (mobile games such as Words With Friends)
  • Amazon Games (video games such as New World)

Employers like to see testers with the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) certification, which has international acceptance and industry recognition. It’s a “foot-in-the-door” type certification that instantly makes you eligible for the majority of QA positions at all levels. – TechTarget, “How Software Testing Certifications Can Boost Your Career”

So if you want a game testing job, you need ISTQB certification from ASTQB.

Make sure you get your ISTQB certification through ASTQB and our exam provider AT*SQA. Why? Because American employers check the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and the Testing Tiers™ software tester rankings. The ONLY way you can appear on that list is by getting your certification through us and AT*SQA.

Here are the 3 steps to get started toward a game testing job:

  1. Learn the information so you can pass the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification exam. You can get the free ISTQB syllabus (what you need to know) and sample exam questions below.
  2. Register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB. You can take the ISTQB exam at home or through a test center anywhere in the world.
  3. Pass the ISTQB exam from ASTQB. Yes! Now we’ll add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and give you points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking so video game employers can see you are ISTQB certified by the official U.S. board for ISTQB, ASTQB.

Don’t wait. It’s important to start on your ISTQB software testing certification now to get your job testing games. Begin by reviewing the free software testing glossary, exam syllabus (what you need to know to pass the exam) and sample exams below, as well as the steps to certification / FAQ. Then register to take the ISTQB exam from ASTQB. We hope to see you soon on ASTQB’s official American list of ISTQB certified testers!

Get started right now. Your dream job testing video games is waiting for you!

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