Player Research - Video game playtesting and user research

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Player Research are hiring a Junior-Mid Level Games User Researcher in the UK. Questions about the position can be directed to us via

TITLE: Junior-Mid Level Games User Researcher

COMPANY: Player Research, Brighton, UK.

Player Research are the UK's leading video games UX studio, providing user research and playtesting services to the video games industry across Europe and North America. We playtest and evaluate gaming content of all types; including multi-million selling triple-A blockbusters like DmC: Devil May Cry, touchscreen chart-toppers like Dead Trigger 2 and The Snowman, and ground-breaking games platforms like the Sony WonderBook and the GameStick. In the last two years we've worked with nearly every major video game company on the planet; improving game usability and user experiences through playtesting and user research. We are seeking a full-time junior to mid-level User Researcher to join our Brighton, UK-based team.


Player Research provide independent playtesting and user research services at all stages of game development; from pre-code research and competitor analysis before design, through to paper prototype and interaction analysis, full-game play-throughs, playtesting using eye-tracking and biometrics, demo level and multiplayer playtesting, post-release evaluations ... the list goes on. As such, as a User Researcher with Player Research, you'll be helping to design, manage, conduct and evaluate playtests and research, then working together with clients to improve their game's experience.

As this position is Junior to Mid-level, on-the-job training will be provided for the right applicant to be able to perform the above responsibilities to a professional standard.


Applicants should have an academic background in HCI, Computer Science, Psychology, Human Factors, Design, or similar fields, with knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods being important. Strong written, oral and visual communication skills are a must. A good understanding of interaction design would be useful. Knowledge of statistics, programming, graphic design, video production, or any one of many relevant fields is also advantageous. Boundless enthusiasm for playing and understanding video games is an absolute requirement.

Above all, applicants should be approachable, resourceful, quick to learn, and be ready to work in video gaming's most exciting and fastest moving domain - making games better through playtesting and user research.

We regret that employment visa restrictions constrain applicants to those with the legal right to work in the United Kingdom.


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Player Research - Video game playtesting and user research