Start a career in tech as a QA tester

Tech companies increase their demand for Quality Assurance (QA) testers. Careerist has guided thousands of students towards their first high-paying tech jobs. Are you ready to accept a $70k-$100k job offer and start a new career?

Next training begins February 17th, apply while seats remain available.

The Careerist training standard

Start your career in tech with the most effective career training program. Here's how it works:
Practical online training

Learn everything you need to know in order to succeed as a QA engineer in just 15 weeks.

Integrated internship

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

1-on-1 mentorship

Work with 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 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+ training hours. Developed and led by industry experts.
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 the industry-standard tools for manual testing. Learn the QA fundamentals: 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 for manual testing.

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

Study the Waterfall, Agile, and Scrum approaches. Begin reporting bugs in JIRA (Bug Tracking System). Learn about test cases. Write test cases – based on a product requirements document (PRD). Practice using TestRail. Students 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 go mobile with QA for iOS and Android apps. Gain experience with Xcode and Android Studio for manual testing. Learn about app install and uninstall, log files, exceptions/crashes/errors, screenshots and video recordings for bug reporting. Students 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, formats of transporting data, JSON, HTTP Verbs, request and response, 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 situation in your area. Prepare your resume and personal story. Create a solid LinkedIn profile. Efficiently and effectively search and apply for positions online with job websites and LinkedIn. Learn practical job market skills and hacks. Practice interview questions and answers. Review of previous lessons and practice.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания

Ready to start your QA career?

Software test engineers make $99,512 on average (according to Forbes Magazine ranked QA as one of the happiest jobs in the USA.

Our training is made with a built-in internship, resume development and interview prep, so our graduates stand out and apply for mid-level positions.

In just a few short months, you too can work in tech. Ready to start?

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Training starts February 17th. 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 as 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 the courses?

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. You do not need to buy equipment.

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


You do not 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 course for you. The course is packed full of up-to-date information, that is presented in a fun way, and there’s lots of practical work too.

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

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
  • There are 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 a tester?

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

Our past students currently work across more than 12 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 can provide a salary of $70 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 course 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 course material all of the time. You can review content at a convenient time for you.

After or during the training, you will be able to remotely go through an internship to 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 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 salary over 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 courses 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 a manual testing role. Plus, you should reach a salary of more than $100K a year by having both approaches to testing on your resume.

Learn more about prices here.

You get the first lesson for free. Only after completing this lesson 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, 2, or Bundle Pack).

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 2-5 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 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 12 US states, and they 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 the training if you are aged between 21 and 50 years old.

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