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Acquiring Experience in the Games Industry

Short work placements aimed at secondary school and FE students can be notoriously hard to find in the games industry. There aren’t too many studios that provide work experience to young people and the ones that do can be difficult to discover. Longer internships for undergraduates are more common but can still tough to come [...]

December 19th, 2017|News, QA Tips|Comments Off on Acquiring Experience in the Games Industry

APPLE WATCH – TIME FOR A NEW GUEST

Friday night at a Testology party. There were drinks of considerable strangeness and drinks all-too familiar, indefinable types of food being lined up for quick consumption… cheeses, meats, chicken skewers, churros with melted chocolate, food with no names, food with unpronounceable names, food, food, and food, more drinks, laughter, conversation about all things – while [...]

April 27th, 2015|Events, QA Tips|Comments Off on APPLE WATCH – TIME FOR A NEW GUEST

FUNCTIONAL TESTING – THE ART OF A DESTRUCTIVE TESTER

The Knack When we speak to people about testers, or getting into testing, or the types of skillset needed to excel in a functional testing role or, more specifically, the best approaches to unstructured/destructive testing (breaking those applications within an inch of their digital life!) we always refer to “the knack” - that inherently prodigious [...]

April 14th, 2015|News, QA Tips|Comments Off on FUNCTIONAL TESTING – THE ART OF A DESTRUCTIVE TESTER

IT’S MORE THAN THE APPLICATION – DEVICE TESTING CONSIDERATIONS.

Device testing brings with it an added consideration. Scrap that, let’s run with the plural – “considerations”. There’s an everyday function to a mobile handset or tablet that incorporates an inundated number of features, content, applications, and functionality that the average user utilizes in an unintentionally collective way. It’s impossible to consider a device purely [...]

April 1st, 2015|QA Tips|Comments Off on IT’S MORE THAN THE APPLICATION – DEVICE TESTING CONSIDERATIONS.

NEW YEAR, NEW JOB: HOW TO GET A ROLE IN QA

One of our Executive QA Managers, Harrison Baker, was featured today on MCV’s New Year, new job feature online. Have a little read about his day-to-day role and some of his thoughts on working in QA! http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/new-year-new-job-how-to-get-into-qa/0143667

January 9th, 2015|News, QA Tips|Comments Off on NEW YEAR, NEW JOB: HOW TO GET A ROLE IN QA

ANDROID TESTING

Android testing is quite the consideration for a development team. I mean, for goodness sakes, there are so many devices! There are so many possible combinations of software/device versions beyond the devices! Furthermore, testing on Android devices really does require an expert awareness of the device functionality in collaboration with the application and how things [...]

May 22nd, 2014|QA Tips|Comments Off on ANDROID TESTING