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Job Description

Coconut Lizard is at the cutting edge of technology and creativity, delivering co-development video game services to our global triple-A clients.  Our successful studio is growing, and we are now looking for a QA Tester to join our expanding team. 

Founded in 2015, and part of the Keyword Studios Group since 2020, we are based in Newcastle/Gateshead area and we work on multiple exciting projects at any one time, offering plenty of variety and involvement.  We offer our talented team a professional, fun and supportive working environment and we are passionate about what we do.

The Role – QA Tester

We work with very high-profile clients on amazing game titles and so we are looking for an experienced QA Tester to deliver an excellent service within our team and for our clients.

This role will be for a fixed term contract of 6 months with the potential to be extended beyond. 


  • Provide continuous quality assurance support to the development team throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Identify, record, document, and track defects along with highlighting any areas of risk to the development team.
  • Perform thorough integration testing of any defect resolutions and features.
  • Review requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback where required.
  • Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases based on development milestones.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities.
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify areas of risk and Project / QA requirements.
  • Coordinate with external teams on test coverage and feedback
  • Monitor and provide debugging process results where required.
  • Track quality assurance metrics.
  • Stay up to date with new testing tools and test strategies.

Please note:

The QA Tester position will ideally be studio based in the Coconut Lizard studio, Gateshead. There will be some flexibility for working from home dependent on a project’s requirements. 

Interviews will be held via video call.


Coconut Lizard is a great environment to work in and offers the following company benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 Days Annual Holiday
  • Company Pension Scheme (% matched by company up to 10%)
  • Company Christmas Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical Scheme
  • Amazon Birthday Voucher
  • Medical Cash Plan Scheme (Optical/Dental)
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Anti-Crunch Environment
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Social Events
  • Studio Refreshments – very well stocked!