Start your career in tech as a Manual QA tester

Careerist has helped thousands of students to find life changing jobs in the tech field, and they can help you too.

So, are you ready to accept a life changing job offer of $70k-$100k a year, and to start a new career in IT? Just complete our training program and you’ll be well on your way!

Our next training program begins on March 29th, apply now while there are still seats available.

The Careerist Training Program

Start your career in tech by signing up to our training program today. Here's how it works:
Practical online training

Learn everything you need to know to become a Manual QA engineer online. Plus, it will only take you 6 weeks to complete the training.

Integrated internship

With a built-in internship, you’ll have real-world experiences and references to discuss with recruiters when you attend interviews.

1-on-1 mentorship

IT specialists will be there to help you apply for jobs and to support you as you search for your dream IT role.

Job placement services

We will send out your resume, so you can focus on responding to recruiters, preparing for interviews, and landing that dream IT job!

Interview preparation

Interview practice sessions will prepare you for the toughest of interviews. Plus, these interview preparation sessions will help to boost your confidence before you go to real interviews.

Our Instructors

All of our programs are led by tech specialists who have worked at/work at Apple, Google and Intel for example.

Tuition waived with ISA: pay when you get hired

As your career partners, we want to offer you the chance to waive your program’s tuition fee until you get a high-paying job in tech. If you don’t get the job you want, you don't pay your program’s fee, just a small admission fee.

The ISA, or Income Share Agreement, is when you agree to pay a percentage of your initial monthly salary to us, so that you can pay back your tuition fee. It’s a win-win.

Profile enrichment

We will build you a competitive resume and post it on multiple job sites so you'll get contacted by recruiters and tech companies.

Faster hiring

You will learn how to search and apply for jobs effectively and increase your chances of getting hired faster.

Lucrative salaries

You will learn how to effectively negotiate a salary or the promotion you've been dreaming about.

Career development

You will learn how to be a rockstar at your workplace and will keep the JobEasy network to support your future career growth.


50+ hours of training. Our program was developed by industry experts. The experts who designed the training, also teach you everything you need to know about QA on the training program.
Lesson 1
Software QA Foundations Part I

General career and job market overview. 
Quality assurance (QA) and manual testing basics.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 2–3
Software QA Foundations Part II

Discover and start using industry specific tools for manual testing. Learn the fundamentals of manual QA testing: types of testing and bugs, Chrome DevTools (Inspector), software development life cycle, bug life cycle, Jira bug tracking system, user interface testing, client-server architecture, and BrowserStack.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 4–5
Web Application Testing

Study the Waterfall, Agile, and Scrum approaches. Start learning to report bugs in JIRA (Bug Tracking System). Learn about test cases. Write test cases – based on a product requirements document (PRD). Practice using TestRail. Students will test web applications, write test cases, and do bug reports.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 6–8
Mobile Application Testing

Time to look at QA for mobiles, in particular at iOS and Android. Gain experience with Xcode and Android Studio for manual testing. Learn about app install and uninstall procedures, log files, exceptions/crashes/errors, screenshots and video recordings for bug reporting. Students will test mobile applications, write test cases, and report bugs in JIRA.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 9–10
Advanced Skills

Utilize Unix and ADB commands. Study Charles Proxy, continuous integration, Jenkins, databases, and SQL. Write simple SQL queries.
Bonus: Introduction to API testing, REST API, learn about the different ways of transporting data, JSON, HTTP Verbs, how to process request and write responses, using headers, and status codes.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 11–20
Preparing for the Job Market, Recap and Practice

Explore the job market in your area. Prepare your resume and personal story. Create a solid LinkedIn profile. Efficiently and effectively search and apply for positions online by using job websites and LinkedIn. Learn practical job market skills and hacks. Practice interview questions and answers. Review of previous lessons and practice testing.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания

Ready to start your QA career?

Software testing engineers make around $99,512 a year on average (according to And Forbes Magazine ranked QA as one of the happiest jobs in the USA. So, if you want to earn big and work in a happy job, sign up for our Manual testing training program!

Our training comes with a built-in internship, resume writing sessions and interview prep, so you’ll stand out to recruiters when you apply for mid-level QA engineering positions.

In just a few short months you could be working for a tech industry giant... Ready to start?

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Training starts March 29th. First lesson is FREE.
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We're so proud

Our graduates work at the most innovative companies.

Galina, 35 y.o.

Manual QA course

After completing the QA Automation course, I received a good offer in a large company. The job search took 3 months. There were many different interviews and technical tasks, but I was eager to achieve results. And finally with the constant support of our trainer Svetlana Levinson I succeeded! I especially recommend Careerist school for those who want to combine study and current work, as training is held online on weekends or in the evening. Good luck to all!

Elena, 32 y.o.

Manual QA course

I would definitely recommend this QA bootcamp! I was in among first array of graduates, when nobody even knew of that school, and I trusted them following my guts (after researching many other similar bootcamps). I came to QA from a totally different background, and had lots of doubts, but Max and Ivan were really supportive along the way. After 2.5 months of extensive job search, failed interviews, disappointments, mood swings and ups and downs I found the position I could only dream of. I’m working now for a Fortune 100 company full time with benefits and all other perks. Thank you guys! You helped me switch gears and finally find myself!

Dina, 46 y.o.

Manual QA course

I received an offer of $50 per hour after the very first interview with a company in New York! I didn’t have any prior experience in this field. Max Glubochansky and his colleagues are fantastic! They explain everything very well.

Oksana, 26 y.o.

Manual QA course

I’m one of Max’s students who did the program and is highly happy and satisfied! I’m employed at Google as a tester and I absolutely love it! This is 100% working and I’m very grateful and thankful to Max. He does everything to make his students successful and competitive. You just have to be persistent hard working and optimistic. This field is in demand now and the market is pretty good as well. All you need to do is just finish the course and start applying!

Svetlana, 25 y.o.

Manual QA course

In just a month after the course, I had two offers 🤘. Got into the supergiant company, for which I am incredibly grateful to Max Glubochansky and the company.

David, 21 y.o.

Manual QA course

I’m 21 years old. I worked as a waiter. Got an offer for $35/hour!

Vlad, 31 y.o.

Manual QA course

Got a job at Intel of $46/hour just two weeks after the training. At first, I was worried about my bad English, but I shouldn’t have been, I was so coached in the interview questions, that I answered all of them.

Alina, 29 y.o.

Manual QA course

I would like to thank you very much. I’ve got and signed up offers of $50K form the first interview!


Meet our instructors

Max Glubochansky

QA professional with 7+ years of experience at Apple, Intel, Silicon Valley companies

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Max Glubochansky

Marc Hausle

8+ years in Quality Assurance and Product Design leading teams at Google and Apple.

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Marc Hausle

Patrick Siebenthal

QA Engineer, 6+ years of experience in IT (Facebook, Intel on mobile and VR apps)

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Patrick Siebenthal

Iurii Sokolov

7+ years in software development at Google and Silicon Valley

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Iurii Sokolov

Natalia Atif

QA Lead with 10+ years of experience (Apple, Intel, ItsOn, Silicon Valley companies)

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Natalia Atif

Alex Khvastovich

QA Manager with 8+ years of experience in Multi Platform/Web Software QA

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Alex Khvastovich

Frequently asked questions

Who is a Manual Quality Assurance (QA) specialist?

A Manual QA specialist acts like an end-user to verify that all the features of an application are working correctly. A Manual QA specialist is looking specifically for defects and/or bugs in an application that could hinder the end-user’s experience.

What are the entry requirements for your training programs?

You need to:

  • Be able to speak English.
  • Have permission to work in the USA.
  • Be ready to start a new job within 2-4 months.
  • Be willing to accept a $70K–$100K salary offer.

You do not need to have a technical background, a Computer Science degree, or have any development skills to sign up. You also don’t need to buy special equipment.

I have never worked in IT and I have not worked in testing. Can I still work in testing?


You don’t need any technical knowledge, education, or programming skills to become a tester.

With us you will master the required and relevant skills to become a tester in just one month.

Our instructors, who work for leading IT companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Intel, have prepared the dream training program for you. The program is packed full of up-to-date information, and there’s lots of practical work too. So, you don’t need any knowledge or experience.

We focus on preparing you for interviews and employment as well, so it is not just about learning testing skills. After completing the training, we also stay in touch with you, and we meet with our former students online every Saturday for a catch up.

Why choose Manual QA?
  • Manual QA is one of the fastest and easiest ways to enter the IT world.
  • Good salary.
  • No programming skills needed.
  • You don’t need a Computer Science degree.
  • Stress levels are usually low in this job.
  • There are great opportunities for career growth.
  • You can work remotely.
  • You can find a lot of QA jobs around the US.
What salary can I expect to earn as a Manual QA tester? How much will I get in my first year as a tester?

Our graduates enter the market and earn on average $35-$50 per hour.

Our past students currently work across more than 14 US states, and they earn salaries ranging from $70K to $100K per year.

According to our statistics, in bigger cities such as New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose, within 2-5 months you can find a job that provides you with a salary of $70K to $100K a year. In other cities and states, the salary may be slightly less from $70K to $90K a year.

What is the format and schedule of training? Will I be able to work as well as learn?

Our training program lasts 1 month, and we hold 5 sessions throughout the week (Sunday - Thursday).

Sessions are 2 hours long.

Lessons are online from 5:30p to 7:30p PST (8:30p to 10:30p EST.).

You get access to the program’s material all of the time. So, you can review content at a convenient time for you.

After or during the training program you will be able to go through an internship at a Silicon Valley company. The average duration of an Internship is 2-3 weeks and can be done remotely.

The training program is organized in such a way that you can combine it with work, study, and your private life.

How do Careerist teachers and mentors help with training and job searching?

We guarantee 1:1 support and mentoring throughout the training. This is also provided after the training program has finished too.

During the program your instructors will personally comment on your work and they will give you helpful tips, so that you can learn their life hacks.

Mentors will also help you to prepare a resume and to create a LinkedIn profile.

To prepare you for an interview, your mentor can run through mock interview questions with you. Plus, they can provide you with feedback on where you could improve.

Careerist mentors work closely with their students until their student finds a job.

How much does Manual QA training cost? Are there free lessons?

You have two payment options:

1st: You only pay the registration fee. Then you pay Careerist a % of your initial monthly salary for a set period of time once you get your first job.

2nd: Pay upfront. You pay the full cost of training immediately.

You also have the option to buy a bundle pack. The ‘Bundle Pack’ is when you buy both the Manual QA and the Automation QA training programs together. Here you would essentially be securing a very high-paying career for yourself, as becoming an automated tester is the next step up from being a manual tester. Plus, you should reach a salary of more than $100K a year by having both approaches on your resume.

Learn more about prices here.

You also get the first lesson on your training program for free. After completing this lesson you can decide if you would like to continue with your studies. If you choose to continue then you will need to sign an agreement based on one of the above options (1, 2, or Bundle Pack).

Will I get any discount if I bring my friend along?

Every single time you refer someone to Careerist you will get $100 sent to you! You just need to follow these three easy steps.

How fast will I get a job?

It usually takes between 2-5 months to find a job after finishing the training. This however does depend on an individual's effort.

One of the main mistakes people make is to assume that they will get a job within two to three weeks of completing the program.

Generally, the key to success is to look for a job every day and to apply for roles regularly.

You will eventually receive some good offers and you can choose which one to pursue. Plus, if you have many offers, you can start negotiating with various companies to get the best salary offer.

Do you provide employment guarantees?

We do our best to get you into work quickly. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be employed in a set amount of time as every student is different.

Additionally, although we do our very best to prepare you for interviews, we cannot do the interview and get the job for you - this is entirely up to you.

When looking for a job you must be prepared to put in the effort and to accept that you will be rejected by companies. But, you must remember that this is a perfectly natural process, and you should remain motivated and calm. Your mentor will be able to help you when you feel low, and when you need to brush up on your interview skills.

The important thing to remember is to keep searching and applying for roles.

We can guarantee that within just a month of training with us, you will gain enough mid-level QA knowledge, have experience from an internship, have plenty of practical experience and interview skills to look for amazing jobs in the IT field.

Do I need an accredited certificate to get a job in testing?

No, a certificate in this field is not needed in the United States.

Will I be able to find a job without higher education?

You just need to complete our training to get a job in testing. For example, some of our past students who currently work in different US states, did not have a background in IT or any higher education qualification before coming to us. They now earn salaries ranging from $70K to $100K per year.

I'm over 30, can I get a job in testing without having previous experience in this field?

Yes, we recommend that you participate in our training program if you are aged between 21 and 50 years old.

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