Firefly Studios

Quality Assurance Tester


What You Need to Know

💼 This is an entry level position open to recent graduates, school-leavers and anyone interested in starting a career in Quality Assurance within the games industry. We will consider applications from candidates with industry or QA experience, however this is not a prerequisite.

🌈 Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply, with all suitable applications considered equally regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression. We are looking to improve the diversity of our teams and believe firmly in the value of varied life experiences, backgrounds and cultures.

🏠 This role is currently remote, with the option to work from our Aberdeen office a few days each week and contact time with your line manager during probation. In the long term we plan to move to a hybrid model with 2 days minimum in the office each week.

⏱️ Office hours are UK full time 9.30am – 5.30pm, Mon – Fri.

👍 Benefits Include:

  • Flexible home and office hybrid working
  • Free copies of our games
  • 20 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Potential for progression and development within the company


Role Description

Firefly Studios have an exciting opportunity to join our Aberdeen based Team.

We are looking for a hard working, highly dedicated individual to join our growing Quality Assurance Team (Games Testing). 

You will need a keen eye for detail, good reporting skills and the will to always want to get the best results possible to help shape our games.

You will learn and develop skills associated with Quality Assurance testing. These will include discovering and reporting defects, re-testing fixed defects, and integration testing.

You will report directly to the Lead QA Tester and work closely with the other members of the Quality Assurance team so good communication skills are important.

You will test our games on various platforms including Android, iOS, Mac and Windows

You will be required to enter defects in a clear and concise manner.

You will need good organisational skills with the ability to multitask when necessary.

You will work with the Customer Support team to provide extra information to help resolve customer support issues.

While this is a junior position and will be treated as such in terms of training and expectations, the successful candidate will be self-driven and expected to manage assigned tasks through to completion independently.


What You Need

Proactive nature and a positive attitude
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Good detective skills – an eye for detail, locating problems and documenting
Be happy to turn your hand to any Quality Assurance task and get creative in your approach
Strong organisational skills and experience working to deadlines, at work or through study
Be a quick learner who isn’t afraid to fail, learn and ask for guidance
Following the defect structure and overall reporting system


What Sets You Apart

🌟 Knowledge of and interest in hunting down problems and the workings of the game
🌟 Experience with strategy games and some historical interest
🌟 A professional manner and experience working in a team
🌟The ability to work on the same game daily and keep the same level of work when doing repetitive tasks


Firefly Studios

Best known as the creators of the Stronghold ‘castle sim’ series, Firefly Studios has over 20 years of history developing historical strategy games on PC and mobile. Enjoyed worldwide by a community of millions, the series has a dedicated international following and hundreds of thousands of active users.

As a company we are a close-knit interdisciplinary group of around 30 staff from across the world. All staff across programming, art, business, marketing, production and QA are talented, self-driven individuals who help us punch well above our weight as a studio.

At Firefly we value and benefit from individual expression and passion, which we do our best to nurture and channel into our games. We believe this, combined with frequent social events and room to grow at the company, makes Firefly a great place to work whether you’re starting out in the games industry or looking for your next step.


  • £16,200 per year

Location (UK Only)

  • Currently remote/office with a long term plan for hybrid home and office working in Aberdeen, Scotland


  • Deadline for applications is October 15th, 2021


How to Apply

Your contact for this job offer is our Quality Assurance Manager, Darren Thompson. To apply please using the form below and include the following:

  • Resume
  • Covering letter
  • Any interesting information related to Computer Games/Discovering a problem within a Game/Modding/Editing Games.

We look forward to receiving your application, as well as your earliest possible starting date! If you have questions regarding the role please include these with the form when you apply.

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