05 Feb, 2020

Usability Tester

£10.00 hourly
  • Team17
  • Wakefield, UK
Part time & Casual   Arts (Music, Art, Dance) Design and Product Development IT & Digital

Job Description/Duties

At Team17 we develop and publish video games such as Worms, Overcooked and Yooka-Laylee. Our usability lab based at our games studio in Wakefield, UK is a vital part of the work we do with our development partners. The feedback we get from gamers helps shape the latest video games and make them even better.

When you attend a usability session with us, your honest feedback will help us identify potential design problem areas. There might also be the opportunity to chat with the development team. Sessions are always different. One day we might ask you to help us with a tutorial or help us decide the best controller buttons for a console release. You could also visit us for a few days to just play a game and give us honest feedback!

It’s you, the gamer, that’s important to us. Your opinions help shape our games and we’re always listening. Come and visit us at Team17 and help shape our games into something amazing! You will be paid £10 per hour of testing, and be provided with an hour lunch break (unpaid) with lunch provided if playtesting goes over lunchtime.

We are looking for:

  • We are very open to people with a range of interests and backgrounds testing our games. We do not expect you to have any technical knowledge or expertise in games – simply that you enjoy playing them.

We expect that a usability tester will be:

  • A good communicator
  • Good at articulating why you do not like something
  • Good at providing critical feedback
  • Not afraid to provide contradictory perspectives to other usability testers, if necessary
  • Level-headed
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Respectful of both the staff that run the session and your fellow usability testers

We do not tolerate visitors who misbehave, are abusive, offensive, or use threatening behavior. We will end the session, ask you to leave, and you will not be invited back to participate in future sessions. You will also not receive your gratuity. If you’ve been recommended to attend by your tutor/lecturer they will also be informed of your behaviour.


How to apply:

If you’re interested, just sign up for our usability mailing list, and we’ll get in touch whenever we have sessions available. We would like to know where you are based, your age, and the kind of games you are interested in so that we can get you to test the games that are best suited to you.

Type of contract: Paid Voluntary Work
Salary: £10 per hour
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.


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