Junior QA Analyst

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April 15, 2021
United Kingdom

**This position has been closed.**

As a Junior QA Analyst you will be embedded within a game development team where you will be testing content and giving qualitative feedback on game mechanics, design, and balancing to push out the best possible content.


  • Create and execute customised test cases.
  • Investigate and submit bug reports sent by our players.
  • Communicate with players through our forums and social media channels.
  • Report defects you identify to a good standard using Jira.
  • Test content to ensure it is bug-free and stable for weekly releases.
  • Analyse content and give objective feedback in verbal and written form.
  • Work in a SCRUM team made up of talented multi-disciplined individuals.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team to deliver high-quality releases.
  • Carrying out tasks or assignments directed by the QA Manager.

Essential Skills:

  • Can play video games on PC, console or mobile.
  • Good understanding of what makes up a videogame e.g. UI, loading, inventory systems, the difference between FPS and RTS.
  • Can scrutinise gameplay mechanics and identity defects.
  • Can follow templates and stick to established processes.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Can attend team meetings and give a good account of work completed.
  • Basic understanding of how clients and servers work together.
  • Familiarity with PC operating systems and hardware.
  • Familiarity with iOS and Android operating systems and hardware.
  • Enthusiasm for learning new technologies and QA skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • You have experience with JIRA.
  • You have previous experience with MMO’s.
  • Experience writing test cases.
  • Awareness of mobile games market on iOS and Android


Due to Covid-19 most of our workforce is currently working from home and whilst we continue to review this on a regular basis, we do not anticipate fully returning to the office in 2021. There may however be a requirement to travel to the Jagex office, for example if IT equipment needs to be maintained, replaced, or fixed and we are unable to do this from your remote location.

About Jagex

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers. Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 280 million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue.

About RuneScape

More than 20 years in the making and acclaimed by PC Gamer as “one of the most endearing and unique MMOs available”, RuneScape is an ever-expanding, living game that’s bursting with activity and life.

Set in a medieval fantasy land, begin by creating a character and then embark on epic journeys through a vast sandbox world that’s full of gods, warring races, unexplored dungeons, and glittering riches. Propelled by the game’s narrative, choose your own path through enthralling quests, and progress through 28 diverse skills to shape a single character in a classless world.

In RuneScape, you get to be the hero you always wanted to be and, with new content added almost every week, there’s always a new and adventurous experience to look forward to.

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