Manual QA Engineer

The task of the QA engineer is to test new software and give it back for improvement if it does not meet the stated requirements. No software product is launched without quality assurance and functionality testing. Master the profession of QA Engineer, and you will always be in demand in the IT market!
From the first week of training
of 50% for each student
Course duration
6 months
Average salary
$1 200
Teaching language
Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Other

This profession is for those who:

Inquisitive, analytical, able to work in a team
Inquisitive, analytical, able to work in a team
Attentive to detail, diligent, responsible, and persistent
Attentive to detail, diligent, responsible, and persistent
Wants to start a career in IT without learning programming languages
Wants to start a career in IT without learning programming languages

How to start a career in IT?

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Course program

  • Introduction to the Profession
  • Further Ways of Development in This Area
  • Basics of Testing
  • Checklists
  • Bug
  • Environment
  • Bug Report
  • Playback Steps
  • Classification of Bugs
  • Manual vs Automation
  • What is Testing
  • 7 Principles of Testing
  • Homework Review
  • Software Life Cycle
  • Tester Tasks
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the QA Engineer Profession
  • Classification of Testing Types: By Knowledge of System
  • Black Box Testing
  • White Box Testing
  • Gray Box Testing
  • Classification of Testing Types: By Testing Object
  • Example of Pencil Testing
  • Classification of Testing Types: Additional Testing Types
  • Door Testing
  • Testing Levels
  • Differences Between Ad-Hoc and Exploratory Testing
  • Test Documentation
  • Mind Map
  • Requirements
  • SRS
  • Features Acceptance Criteria
  • Test Cases 
  • Test Plan
  • Bug Report
  • Test Report
  • Basic Principles and Purposes of Documentation Testing
  • Objectives and Techniques of Test Design
  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Boundary Values Analysis
  • Decision Table
  • Classification Trees
  • Pairwise Testing
  • Domain Testing
  • Use Case Diagram Testing
  • State-transition Table Testing
  • Additional Test Design Techniques
  • Test Metrics and Test Coverage
  • User History
  • Decomposition
  • MoSCoW Prioritization
  • UML Diagrams
  • Homework Review
  • Software Testing Life Cycle
  • Introduction to Software Development Methodologies
  • Waterfall — Cascade Model
  • V-Model
  • Agile
  • XP (Extreme Programming)
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Practice Task
  • What Are Version Control Systems — GIT
  • GIT Types
  • How and Why to Work with GIT
  • Getting Started with GIT
  • Working with Files
  • Cancellations of Project Changes
  • Moving Between File Versions
  • Branching
  • Basic Commands in GIT
  • Jira Basics
  • Projects and Major Project Objects
  • Issues Types
  • Creating Global Functionality (Epic)
  • Creating a User Story
  • Creating Tasks (Task and Sub-task)
  • Creating a Bug Report
  • Planning Poker and Story Point
  • JQL (Jira Query Language)
  • Document Management (Confluence)
  • What is Web Application?
  • What are COOKIES?
  • Performance and Configuration Testing
  • Cross-browser, Cross-platform Testing
  • Localization Testing
  • Test Layout
  • Certificates and Their Types
  • SEO Introduction
  • Concept and General Principles of K-C Architecture
  • Monolithic and Distributed Systems. Scaling Types, Advantages and Disadvantages
  • What is API
  • HTTP Requests. Synchronous and Asynchronous Requests. Status Codes
  • What is SOAP Services
  • What is REST. REST Principles
  • Swagger
  • Postman
  • What is "Load Testing"
  • How to Perform Stress Testing
  • JMeter: Introduction
  • JMeter: Test Project
  • JMeter: Test Report Generation
  • JMeter: Analysis of Load Testing Results
  • Concept of Relational Databases, Basic Definitions
  • Entity-relationship Model, Types of Relationships. DB Normalization (Forms 1–3)
  • SQL Structure. Data Types 
  • Installing and Configuring the SQL Server
  • Basic Data Operations: SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
  • Database Queries: Selection of Unique Values, Filtering, Grouping and Sorting, Getting a Range
  • Database Queries: Aggregate Functions, Subqueries, EXISTS Operator, Alias
  • Combining Tables
  • Understanding Transactions
  • Android and IOS Operating Systems. Features of Mobile App Testing
  • 5 principles of Mobile App Testing
  • View Application Logs in Android Studio, Taking Screenshots of Devices and Video Recording
  • Using the AVD Manager for Testing on Emulators
  • Viewing Application Logs in Xcode
  • Using Charles to Intercept Server Requests
  • Testing Push Notifications
  • Application Distribution, Marketplace Requirements, Beta Testing Services
  • Apple Subscriptions, Apple ID Testing 
  • Environment Setting Up for Building Android Application
  • Android App Building
  • Adding New Project to App Center and Connecting Analytics
  • What is CI/CD: Dealing with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

What will your resume look like after training?

Junior Manual QA Engineer
Hard skills
  • Bug reports
  • est Cases/Check List/Smoke & Automation Check List
  • RTM
  • Test Report
  • Mind map
  • Test Plan
  • DOM, CSS, network
  • BDD, TDD
  • (Data Manipulation Language): SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
  • XML, json, YAML
  • UT Unit, UT NUnit
  • WinForm (calc) + Test
Soft Skills
  • Creative approach to tasks
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to negotiate with people
  • Adaptability and situation analysis
  • High communication skills

Advantages of training at DevEducation

Ability to study from anywhere in the world at a convenient time
Practice from the first classes and the creation of a quality portfolio
Training is systematic and conducted by experienced IT-specialists

Student Feedback

  • Polina Gerasimova
    Polina Gerasimova
    Frontend Developer
    The course is well-planned, there are video lessons, reading materials and practical assignments. We had daily meetings with the expert on weekdays, where we could ask questions. If something wasn't clear, they always helped. I also want to mention the excellent work of the course supervisors. Always supportive, always kept in touch, and helped with all questions. I really liked the course. Especially the projects in the virtual laboratory. They were very interesting, you had to think for yourself and come up with some solutions. I think it was a good course to enter the IT sector. That's why I recommend it to everyone and wish you good luck!
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    Liya Ivaninskaya
    Project Manager
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    Mariia Spivak
    Java Developer
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    Anastasia Koval
    Project Manager
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  • Violette Kuzmenko
    Violette Kuzmenko
    QA Automation Engineer
    I came to DevEducation as a newcomer to IT. I gained a lot of theoretical and practical QA skills which I can easily apply to my current work. DevEducation not only gives you experience, but also the opportunity to realize your potential. This enables you to become a professional and reach greater heights. Don’t be afraid to start something new — try it and you won’t regret it.
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    Java Developer
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  • Valentin Zuev
    Valentin Zuev
    QA Automation Engineer
    Before joining DevEducation, I worked a lot of jobs — courier, sales representative, online store manager, and content manager. But in each of them, there came a moment when I realized that I was no longer advancing. Then I decided to find a field where there would always be opportunities to grow, so I chose IT. DevEducation courses helped me create a huge foundation of knowledge, practice a lot, and participate in hackathons with teams from different countries. I currently work for WizardsDev in a QA/AT role. Remember: no matter who you were and what you've done before, set yourself a goal and build your own successes!

Most frequently asked questions

The course is taught in English.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate confirming your qualifications.
The training takes place in an online format. You can study at any convenient time.
Courses are taught by subject-matter experts with more than 5 years of experience, as well as current employees of partner IT companies.
The grant holder has no legal or financial obligations to the academy. You have the right to refuse to use the grant or to use it to take another course.
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After taking the Manual QA Engineer course, you will be able to work as a Manual QA Engineer and be responsible for manually checking new software for compliance with stated requirements and specifications.
Yes, all classes are held online.
If you received a grant, you will have a contract with you that specifies the name of the course and the number of study hours. Also at the end of the course, you will receive a report on the work done.
Yes, in as little as 8 months, with up to 1 hour a day of study, you will have a new in-demand profession.
We are a non-profit project, and we try to make sure that every interested student gets a training grant. A student's desire for a grant means a strong passion for the IT industry. We support people who are enthusiastic about the idea of becoming professionals. The price of the course when you get the grant is symbolic. It is simply a filter against unscrupulous students and an indicator of the seriousness of the student's intentions. We don't make money on selling any course. Our benefit is to supply IT companies with high-level specialists — much higher than what job sites or HR services provide. We give the highest quality training in the market of IT education in terms of getting a profession. The content of the training programs is initially focused on the real TOR of modern IT companies. We know exactly what you need for employment. We agreed with the partner companies to allocate money for training. This made the courses accessible to any interested student. Even though we meet the demands of business, we play completely on the side of the student in terms of the learning process.

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Manual QA Engineer courses
Quality Assurance Engineer is a relatively new profession in the field, so it is not yet fully explored, there are many questions around its essence from ordinary people. We'll figure out what people who are interested should know about the specialty and how to get training to master it.  For many people outside the information technology industry, an OA engineer is someone who is busy trying different combinations of keys and functions every day, testing the system for stability. There is also a perception that the position of tester does not require a lot of technical knowledge, so it is an easy way to get a job in IT. Is this true?

What a QA engineer does

QA engineer provides quality control of software development during all phases of planning, creation, and design. The main task of a QA engineer is to optimize software development processes, preventing difficulties and errors.  The work is quite important in IT, because the final product and its quality depend on thorough testing and system analysis.  The Quality Assurance engineer monitors the technical requirements of the product. QA engineer runs tests and other approaches that help check quality (the main parameter is the ratio of reality to expectations about the product being developed). How is a list of requirements for an application or software generated? The customer interviews the end users and, using this research, describes the requirements and showing the development specialists how to create the product. The testers get a technical task to check the final result for compliance with user requests. An additional task is to analyze the expectations of the customer and the end user. Often, they are different.

Portrait of a QA engineer

The Quality Assurance engineer is in charge of quality assurance. The meaning of this work is to improve the process of software development, timely detection of defects. Studies of the labor market indicate that the portrait of the average QA engineer in Ukraine is a 26-year-old young professional. Their experience ranges from 6 months (Junior) to 5 years (Senior). Salaries average between $600 and $2,700. What does the specialist do? The main task is to monitor and ensure the quality of the final product. All the attention in the work is focused on assessing the stages of software development, its optimization, the prevention of errors and difficulties, so that they do not arise at the stage of using the product.  The following stages of quality analysis are distinguished. What a QA specialist does in the workplace:
  • Checks the requirements for the product;
  • Assesses risks;
  • Generates ideas aimed at optimizing quality;
  • Plans for testing;
  • Analyzes its results.
QA also includes processes for development quality control — Quality Control. QC specialists analyze the results of testing, their task is to identify and eliminate bugs in the system.  The position of software tester is also in the QA area. The software tester checks the finished product for defects and inconsistencies with the terms of reference and a list of requirements, and then fixes them for further elimination by the developers. The testing process is an important step in quality assurance and control.

Advantages of the profession

Let's take a look at the benefits of the QA engineer's profession:
  • Working as a QA engineer contributes to personal development, gives the opportunity to obtain technical and near-technical skills and knowledge. They will be useful in the workplace and in everyday life.
  • QA engineer is able to analyze the development of the product from the beginning to the final result. The specialist is directly involved at all stages, controls the progress of software creation, and constantly monitors the requests of end users. We can say for sure that QA reveals a deep knowledge of what the software consists of and how to work on it.

How to pass QA engineer training

For whom QA engineer training at DevEducation courses is suitable:
  • For beginners. For those who do not yet have an idea of software testing but reveals a desire to learn this field.
  • For novice professionals. For those who already have some knowledge and practical skills, who have begun to enter the field but need to deepen and systematize theory and practice.
  • For practitioners. For those who can already work as a tester or QA engineer but feel the need to learn new technologies, systems, participation in a community of professionals.
QA engineer training courses from DevEducation is a modern, convenient format for gaining knowledge from a popular area in IT. The program was developed by industry practitioners who have created real products and know how the IT team in companies actually functions. Teachers offer many examples from their own practice, as well as giving practical tasks for mastering the material. You can add projects completed in the course from DevEducation to your portfolio. In this way, the chances of getting a position in the profile are greatly increased. Employers appreciate training certificates; this means that the candidate is serious about their qualifications, they are interested in self-improvement and increasing the knowledge base.  Such a fast-growing field as information technology is constantly being updated. Therefore, it is extremely important to monitor the emergence of innovations, checking with professional practitioners. Developers from other areas will also benefit from delving into QA engineering, it will give a more complete picture of the work on any project, opening up more opportunities for career development.  And finally, let's talk about the professional growth of the quality assurance engineer. By improving the knowledge, it is possible easily to move up the career ladder from novice to department head. There is a hierarchy of professions: Junior QA Engineer, Middle Specialist, Senior, Team Lead of the QA Team, QA Manager, and Quality Assurance Manager. You can also move into an in-depth study of automated testing, developing further in this area. Another common option is to change qualifications to another specialty (for example, business intelligence, programming). DevEducation courses will bring this growth closer, and the gained knowledge will help you realize your potential in the world's major corporations.