Advance your QA career with QA Automation

Quality Assurance Automation is one of the most lucrative tech careers. The QA Automation Accelerator from Careerist is a fast track towards a $115k+ salary. Are you a manual tester looking for a change?

Next training begins September 12th. Join while seats remain available.

The Careerist training standard

Take your career to the next level with training designed to make you succeed in a new career.
Practical online training

Learn everything you need to know in order to succeed as a QA Automation Engineer in just 15 weeks. You can start looking for a job after week 10 while continuing with the rest of the course.

Integrated internship

With a built-in internship, you’ll have the real-world experience and references you need to land your first QA Automation job.

1-1 mentoring

Work with our career specialists who will help apply for jobs and support your career seeking journey.

Job placement services

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

Interview prep

Live job interview practice will get you ready for any questions. Boost your confidence and get hired.

Our Instructors

Our program is led by tech industry leaders from top companies like Apple, Google and Intel.

Tuition waived with ISA: pay when you get hired

As your career partners, we offer you to waive the program tuition until you get a high-paying job in tech. Didn't get the job you wanted? You don't pay for our program but a small admission fee.

This partnership is made possible through ISA – Income Share Agreement. When you start your new job in tech, a percentage of your initial salary will go towards the tuition payment. It’s a win-win.


50+ training hours. Developed and led by industry experts.
Lesson 1-2
Automation QA Foundations

Environment setup, GitHub, and common webdriver commands and locators.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 3-4
Behave and algorithms fundamentals

Behave fundamentals, errors and debugging, introduction to algorithms.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 5-11
Practice writing test cases, number and string algorithms

Automation: Control flow, assertions, loops in test automation, WebDriver waits, expected Conditions library, window handlingAlgorithms: Sum of digits, Fibonacci, String cleaning, Isogram, etc.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 12
Preparation for Job Market

Resume prep and Selenium interview questions.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 13-19
Advanced skills of Automation QA, lists and sorting algorithms

Automation: Page Object Pattern, Actions, Frames, Alerts, Dropdowns, launch tests in different browsers, EventFiringWebDriver, logging, Allure, and BrowserStack & CI.Algorithms: Fractal tree, Bubble Sort, Insertion Sort, Merge Sort, Binary search, etc.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 20
Final Lesson


5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
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Join the program starting September 12th. First two lessons are FREE.
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Our graduates work at the most innovative companies.

Kyril P.

QA Automation

I have been looking into this QA Automation course after a friend recommended it to me. And since i didn't have a lot of cash upfront, the ISA model is perfect for me!

Cinthia P.

QA Automation

Just finished QA Automation course. Instructors have been great and am so excited to continue to learn strong technical skills. A great, very informative and easy to understand courses. You are even given helpful key points on getting a Software tester job. Thank you very much!

Arlette G.

QA Automation

QA Automation course is Great! And my favorite takeaway is all the help and mentorship. Any time you need help the support teams are great and everyone is nice and helpful.

Polina B.

QA Automation

Careerist provided fantastic service as I’m currently working full time and am further progressing in my tech career. Highly recommend the course and the company, the customer service and team worked very closely with me. Thank you!

Linda T.

QA Automation

The Automation course has been very descriptive and we are given lots of examples. I really feel like I'm learning a lot.


Meet our instructors

Lana Levinsohn

Sr. Software Developer in Test, 8+ years of QA, teacher and mentor

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Lana Levinsohn

Vitaly Erokhin

QA Automation Engineer with 7+ years of experience in IT at various Silicon Valley companies

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Vitaly Erokhin

Frequently asked questions

Who is an Automation Quality Assurance (QA) specialist?

An Automation Quality Assurance (QA) specialist writes tests using automation tools to verify that all the features of an application are working correctly. The process of using script allows to run tests at any moment and reduces repetitive actions.

What are the entry requirements for the courses?

You need to:

  • Be able to speak English
  • Have permission to work in the USA
  • Be ready to study for 10 weeks and find a job in 3-6 month
  • Be willing to accept around $115K as a salary offer
  • You need to either have experience in Manual QA or finish a Manual QA course/bootcamp
  • You need to know the basics of Python (if you are new to Python, sign up for our free Python course here)

You do not need to buy equipment.

Do I need to know Python to join the course?

Yes, you need to know the basics of Python (if you are new to Python, sign up for our Python course here)

I have never worked in IT and I have not worked in testing. Can I still become Automation QA specialist?

You need a basic understanding of Manual Quality Assurance processes before you start the course, so you need to either have experience in Manual QA or finish a Manual QA course/bootcamp

Why choose Automation QA?
  • Automation QA is one of the fastest to advance in the IT world and boost your programming skills
  • Good salary
  • You don’t need a Computer Science degree
  • 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? How much will I get in my first year as an Automation QA tester?

Our graduates enter the market and earn $50-$60 per hour.

Our past students currently work across more than 30 US states, and they earn on average $115K per year.

According to our statistics, in bigger cities such as New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose, within 3-6 months you can find a job that can provide a salary around $115K a year. In other cities and states, the salary may be slightly less, starting from $96K a year.

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

Our course lasts 10 weeks, and we hold 2 sessions throughout the week (Sunday and Thursday).

Sessions are 2 hours long.

Lessons are online: on Sunday at 10:00–12:00 AM Pacific (1:00–3:00 PM Eastern Time) and Thursday at 6:30–8:30 PM Pacific (9:30–11:30 PM Eastern Time)

You get access to course material all of the time. You can review the content at a convenient time for you.

After the training, you will be able to remotely go through an internship at one of the Silicon Valley companies. The average duration of an Internship is 2-3 weeks. The training 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, which is provided after the course is completed too.

During the course, 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 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.

The Careerist mentor will work closely with you until you find a job.

How much does Automation 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 salary over a set period of time once you get your first job.
  • 2nd: Pay upfront. You pay the full cost of training immediately.

Learn more about prices here.

You get the first 2 lessons for free. Only after completing these lessons, you decide if you want 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 or 2).

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

You will get $100 from us for every person you refer to Careerist! You just need to take these three easy steps.

How fast will I get a job?

Searches usually take 3-6 months after finishing the course. This, however, does depend on individual effort as well.

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

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

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 companies for the best salary.

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.

Although we do our very best to prepare you as much as possible, 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 with us, within just a month of training, you will gain mid-level Automation QA knowledge, as well as an internship, practical learning projects, and interview skills.

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

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

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

Our past students currently work across more than 30 US states, and they earn salaries ranging around $115K 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 the training if you are aged between 21 and 50 years old.

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