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Old 06-16-2009, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default Localization Tester, which growing opportunity?

Hi Guys,
does someone of you know which could be the growing/career opportunities for a localization tester?
Do you think is possible, after some time, to switch from this position to other sectors? Which one? Game desining, manual writier, or which one?

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Old 06-17-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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It depends on the company and the opportunities that arise.
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Ok, I see your point, but there should be some general trend, for example, I think he can become such kind of team Localization leader or something like this, but I think that for sure he cannot become senior programmer!
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Is it possible? Yes. Is it the same for every company? No.

A localization tester can easily move to the programmer career path and become a senior programmer.
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It is your skills and education / experience that are important. It isn't unusual for some people to drastically transition to another field or even another sector during their career.
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Ok, I see your point, but there should be some general trend, for example, I think he can become such kind of team Localization leader or something like this, but I think that for sure he cannot become senior programmer!
Why not? For localisation testing you need to take a logical and structured approach to the game to make sure you cover all the text. You need to be able to describe errors correctly & suggest solutions. If a tester has knowledge of programming they can quite easily move on to a programming role (for example I went from benig a QA tester to programming - although I'd been programming since I was 11 years old).
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