Boden

QA / Game Tester

About the education

The industry needs more game testers!

Game Tester! You will make tests in all phases; from project start and management of systems, to planning and sketching, developing and documenting. You will be Conducting tests at different levels - all in order for the product to be as good as possible. Get the experience you need to work with software testing within the gaming and IT industry!

A QA / Game Tester quality assures digital productions through systematic tests where the process is planned, implemented and documented. They can understand underlying factors to errors and can report deviations with relevant information that makes it easier to recreate and solve the problem. 

What you get:

  • Knowledge about how to quality secure Games, IT systems, script automated tests, design and perform tests.
  • The ability to start working right after the education
  • Guaranteed Student Apartment in Boden during your studies
  • CSN, 1.5 years (3 terms) starting September 6th 2021
  • LIA (internship) 20 weeks 20 places

The game and IT industry in the North needs you! 

We have a close cooperation with the industry up in the North. For this educational program over 50 companies (game and IT companies in Norr- and Västerbotten in the North of Sweden) have attested the industry need of more UX and Game Designer competence. The companies talk of a hiring need of 100 people within the next 3 – 5 years. All interviewed companies are open to accepting LIA students (interns) and hiring directly from Futuregames.

KNOWLEDGE AFTER THE TRAINING

  • The quality assurance process in both theory and practice
  • The most commonly used tools in industry
  • The best production methods
  • A specialty in an area of ​​technological expertise
  • How to create and implement test plans
  • How to triage effectively
  • How to implement at an early stage the quality assurance in the development process to improve the stability of a system.
  • How to report and collect information that can promote system design.
  • Testing of games during ongoing production to find bugs for action before games are released on the market

SKILLS AFTER THE TRAINING

  • Create and implement test plans for your team and for products
  • Play and test on a wide range of different platforms
  • Use scripting languages ​​to streamline and automate parts of the work
  • Collect and report relevant information correctly and efficiently to the developers
  • Create simpler games yourself, to ensure a basic technical understanding of the game development process.

COMPETENCES AFTER THE TRAINING

  • Work as a Game Tester in game development for AAA, mobile and web
  • Work as a software tester in IT and game development for AAA, mobile and web
  • Work for a small game studio as part of a team with a focus on quality assurance
  • Work as a test leader with responsibility for more technically demanding software work

Educational plan

Usability testing
15YHP / 3v
Load testing
10YHP / 2v
Degree work
20YHP / 4v
Basic quality assurance and theory
15YHP / 3v
Quality assurance for apps and games developed for the web
25YHP / 5v
Quality assurance for Console games
30YHP / 6v
Quality assurance for Mobile devices
25YHP / 5v
LIA (internship)
100YHP / 20v
Game and software testers in everyday life - Soft Skills
15YHP / 3v
Regression testing
5YHP / 1v
Specialization - individual specialization QA
20YHP / 4v
Teambuilding, group dynamics and practical introduction
20YHP / 4v

Term times

Most terms have different lengths and it is important that you report the right time period and the right amount of HVE-credits (Yh-points) to CSN. Each study week corresponds to five (5) HVE-credits, ie one (1) HVE-credit per day. This is provided that you continuously pass your courses with approved results.

Term times
FA21 6 Sep – 23 Dec(80 YHP, 16 w)
SP22 10 Jan– 24 Jun (120 YHP, 24 w)
FA22 8 Aug– 16 Dec (100 YHP, 20 w)

How to apply

APPLICATION

Applications are normally open between the period February-May, but can be extended if there are still seats available. Click on the “Apply now” button on the webpage for you education of choice to be transferred to our admissions system.

Please note that your CV and personal letter needs to be written in English.

 

SELECTION

If we receive more applications than we have seats, we will judge applicants by the score on a test. The test will be sent to all applicants on May 5 th 2021The applicants with the highest score, regardless of location, will be offered a seat to the program and other eligible applicants will become reserves. You can see information about our special tests below.

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

  • Grades or proof of post graduate qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent
  • CV and a personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program)
  • English 6 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge
  • Mathematics 2 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge
  • Programming 1 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge

CSN

This course is eligible with CSN. Apply on their website at www.csn.se.

As soon as you’ve got your letter of application from us you can apply with CSN. If you need extra papers from the school, please contact your course manager. The school reports to CSN regularly to make sure all the students are continuing their studies, as part of the agreement between CSN and each student.

Career

Future careers: 

Game tester – QA – Software tester – System tester – Test leader IT

 

Educational board

Each educational program has a Board of Education that ensures the quality of the education, and that makes decisions about admission and examination. The board meets twice per semester. One or more students from the class are also selected to be part of the board as representatives for the class.

The board can consist of representatives from the industry, the business community, the school management, the public school system, universities / colleges, industry organizations and students. One of the board’s main tasks is to ensure that the educational program meet the labour market’s needs for qualified workforce.

More information about the Board of Education will be updated before the program starts.

Course manager

Course manager

Andrew Allen

Education Leader QA/Game Tester, Webbutvecklare e-handel

andrew@cmeducations.se +46 722 459 955

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