QA Tester - Football Manager - 4 month FTC



Founded in 1994 and now based in brand new offices in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. SI is looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward-thinking company.

Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website,



We are looking for talented testers and dedicated players of Football Manager to join the team and help ensure our games are the best they can be.

As a QA Tester at Sports Interactive you’ll do more than just play the game. You will be assessing new & existing features, analysing data, providing valuable feedback on gameplay & balance, offering support to our users; and much more.

It’s a varied and rewarding role that requires a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. We have QA Tester roles available across a broad range of disciplines:

  • Art & animation
  • User interface / UX
  • Gameplay / balance (football realism)
  • Match analysis (football realism)
  • Research & data (football realism)

Our QA alumni are represented widely in both the games and football industries, as well as within the studio at SI. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand experience and kick-start a career in games or football.

This is a full-time, contracted role, based in our brand-new space at Here East, Stratford. Initial contract duration will be around 4 months, expected to start in July. You will need to commit to a 37.5 hour working week, Monday to Friday, with occasional paid overtime.

You must have the right to work in the UK and be at least 16 years old to apply.


The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Work independently to identify defects in the game
  • Provide considered, insightful written & verbal feedback on gameplay, balance & realism
  • Compile clear, concisely written bug reports
  • Test new features against design and verify fixes made to existing defects
  • Follow test-plans, check-lists and other tasks through to completion
  • Provide customer support via forums and social media channels


Previous experience in QA is not necessary.

Familiarity with Football Manager titles and a deep knowledge of football is expected, but we would consider candidates with expertise in other areas for specialised areas of testing (art, animation, user interface, UX).

The ideal candidate would also have:

  • An analytical, critical-thinking mindset
  • A great attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, with a high standard of written English
  • A high level of computer literacy



Click ‘Apply Now’ above. Only applications with a CV and cover letter submitted will be considered.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 3rd June.