QA Automation Engineer

QA Automation Engineer is a specialist who ensures the quality of the product and monitors all stages of development from idea to release. This profession has the competencies of both a tester and a developer. The QA Automation Engineer is involved in all development processes: from the preparation of standards and requirements to the development of the product itself, and also owns manual testing and writes scripts to automate this process, reports problems, and oversees their fixes.
From the first week of training
of 50% for each student
Course duration
9 months
Average salary
Teaching language
Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Other

This profession is for those who:

Has a well-developed logic and a tendency to think systematically
Has a well-developed logic and a tendency to think systematically
Can learn quickly and work as part of a team
Can learn quickly and work as part of a team
Wants to have knowledge not only in testing but also in programming, and influence the quality of the product at all stages
Wants to have knowledge not only in testing but also in programming, and influence the quality of the product at all stages

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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, Test Apple IDs for 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
  • .NET Platform Overview C# Language Overview
  • Creating First Project
  • Launch of First Project
  • I/O Operations
  • Using Variables
  • Data Types
  • Arithmetic and Logical Operations
  • Conditional Expressions
  • Conditional Constructions
  • Cycles
  • Arrays
  • Working with Strings
  • char Type
  • Working with Lists
  • Namespace
  • Methods
  • Scope of Variables
  • Object Collection
  • Queue
  • Stack
  • Dictionary
  • Reference and Significant Types in Stack, Composite Data Types in Stack
  • OOP Principles
  • Code Style
  • Access Modifiers
  • Classes
  • Designer
  • C#: this
  • Types of Test Automation Tools
  • Choice of Test Automation Tools
  • Implementation of Automation and Profitability
  • What is Exception. Exception Handling
  • Exception Generation and Code Formatting Guidelines
  • What are Unit Tests
  • Unit Tests: Parameterized and Unparameterized Tests
  • Hooks
  • TDD Approach
  • Unit Testing Frameworks Overview
  • Tests Examples
  • DataBase Basics
  • SQL Connector
  • Sending SQL Query
  • Reading Data from Answer, Working with Tables
  • What is API
  • API Request Composition and API Request Body
  • Sending API Request
  • Reading Data from API
  • File Transfer via API
  • Retrieving Files from API
  • BDD: Basic Principle
  • BDD: Kind of TDD
  • Benefits of BDD
  • Feature File Example
  • SpecFlow/Cucumber
  • Page Object Model
  • Basic Concepts and Methods of Selenium Webdriver API
  • Locator Types
  • Example of Using Webdriver API. Selenium WebDriver
  • Wait
  • Page Object Pattern
  • What is Appium
  • Why Appium
  • Using Appium
  • Using BrowserStack with Appium

What will your resume look like after training?

Junior QA Automation Engineer
Hard skills
  • Basic manual testing skills
  • Knowledge of web application testing principles
  • Knowledge of mobile app testing principles
  • Skills in working with product documentation: software requirements and specifications (SRS)
  • Quality assurance test documentation skills (Test Plans, Checklists, Test Cases, Bug Reports, Mind maps, RTM, UML diagrams)
  • Knowledge of test design techniques when designing test scenarios
  • Good understanding of software development life cycles and defect life cycle (STLC, SDLC)
  • Knowledge of agile software development methodology (Scrum)
  • Experience with Jira Bug Tracking systems
  • Basic version control system (GIT) skills
  • Knowledge of client-server architecture
  • Basic knowledge of web technologies
  • Basic knowledge of working with SQL databases
  • Jmeter and Postman basics
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

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After completing the QA Automation Engineer course, you will be able to work as a Junior QA Automation Engineer, to deal with product quality assurance in accordance with standards and specifications.
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QA Automation Engineer Courses
QA tester's responsibility is quality assurance. This specialist's work focuses on enhancing software development through accurate error detection. This is a highly sought after profession since admission requirements are lower than for other IT jobs.

QA Automation Engineer's duties

Processes in software development are the primary focus of QA. This specialist spots bugs, errors, and other flaws. As a result, developers get the chance to fix all the problems the testers found with the product. The scope of work includes the following:
  • assessing current risks;
  • checking the specifications for the software being developed;
  • coming up with suggestions to improve the apps;
  • running tests;
  • analyzing the outcomes.
In QA, there is a separate direction called Quality Control. QCs examine the test results, look for, and fix any issues they find. There is also a narrower direction in QA/QC. This refers a software tester who examines the completed app for flaws and violations of the established requirements. The specialist then records the bugs and issues discovered. A crucial step in developing high-quality products is testing. QA comprises four directions:
  • Test Analyst. This specialist focuses on static testing in accordance with the prescribed criteria. He verifies their consistency, clarity, and completeness.
  • Test Designer. This specialist creates setups required for high-quality software testing and develops tests based on the prescribed criteria.
  • Test Executor. This specialist runs tests, and also records the found issues and the locations where they occurred.
  • Test Manager. This specialist is focused on administrative tasks. He plans testing-related activities and keeps track of their development. His duties also include talking to representatives of other departments within the organization, assessing deadlines, assigning tasks to team members, and so on.
Before the tester takes over, QA is required to quickly create a test plan. The tester is aware of the product's functionality as well as its flaws and drawbacks. Theoretically, this is what occurs. In reality though, things are somewhat different. There is frequently no distinction between QA and testing. Today, many view these two jobs as the same. Still, there are differences. The methods required to raise the overall quality of the app being developed are to be provided by QA. Only the software's conformance with the prescribed criteria is directly examined by the tester. Using a medical example, QA may be compared to prevention. Testers, in turn, are involved in diagnostics. However, the perception of both is now the same. Even in Western companies, all testers are referred to as QA Engineers. The specialist's scope of duties includes the following:
  • maintaining documentation;
  • analyzing task results;
  • tracking the bug lifecycle;
  • communicating with developers to optimize bug fixing;
  • identifying issues with the product and entering them into the tracking system;
  • running tests;
  • creating case studies to evaluate the quality of the app;
  • process planning;
  • analyzing and elaborating all information with a business analyst or directly with the client.
An effective QA tester should be familiar with the product's logic. He must be fully aware of every crucial detail pertaining to the project. The tester and developers must often interact. The latter frequently are only adept in their immediate field of expertise. It is crucial for the tester to comprehend how the product functions on a larger scale. Only in this case can the specialist properly evaluate its quality. A QA Automation Engineer's typical workday includes:
  • creating documentation;
  • communicating with programmers;
  • understanding and outlining the needs of the client who ordered the product;
  • Stand Up and meetings;
  • checking the bug tracking system to ensure the correction of previously identified errors;
  • developing test case studies and putting products to the test.
Typically, the morning starts out with task revision. The specialist studies new tasks. Compilations are created and launched throughout the day. The tester handles ticket registration, autotest result analysis, and other tasks. Then, he changes the task status in the bug tracker. Compilations are also restarted.

Benefits and drawbacks of the job

QA Automation Engineer Courses are for those who enjoy having the chancce to improve the software being built. People who like getting down to the nitty gritty and learning about new tech also tend to enjoy this line of work. Testers' surveys show that their interest in their profession grows over time. Inexperienced specialists must deal with a variety of challenges that feel obscure to them. Sometimes they're unsure what is being done and why. All work processes become clear with practice. Once through with that, many people feel motivated to take on more challenging projects. An analytical individual would be a good fit for the position of QA Automation Engineer. Serious intellectual effort is required for the ongoing bug hunt and drive to improve apps. The chance to enter the IT business quickly and begin to earn good money is another benefit of the job. Some specialists openly confess that the job appealed to them because it has a shallow learning curve while still being in IT. Developers must possess significantly deeper knowledge than testers. Some specialists start out in testing while already planning to make a transition to programmers after some time. Others believe that the tester's job is more fascinating than the developer's. There are drawbacks to being a QA Automation Engineer as well. Many believe it to be excessively repetitive. This is particularly noticeable in the work of a junior specialist who must do series after series of identical assignments. Running test cases and writing documentation may also seem a tedious job.

How to become a QA Automation Engineer

You must first receive training. This is where DevEducation's QA testing course comes in handy. Our educational hub's extremely thorough training curriculum for the QA automation course was created by practicing specialists. It is jam-packed with the options you will actually need in your line of work. Based on their personal involvement in the development of a wide range of web portals, online services, as well as desktop and mobile apps, DevEducation instructors have developed a training plan. Training consists of both theory and practice. When learning, students work on actual projects that they may later add to their portfolio. This is quite advantageous since companies highly value candidates with relevant experience. Students are issued personal certificates upon completion of DevEducation courses.

Beginner tips

The tester must comprehend the entire process of software development. The most important tools and technologies need to be mastered. Starting out, you must be fully aware of the following:
  1. What is testing?
  2. What types of testing are there?
  3. What are bugs and what is their lifecycle?
  4. What documentation should the tester maintain?
This is what a new QA Automation Engineer is typically asked at a job interview. A tester must keep actively advancing his professional expertise to improve his performance. This entails reading books and articles that cover subjects pertinent to this line of work. Studying HTML, CSS, SQL, any programming language, and other technologies would also be a significant perk. The tester will be better prepared to carry out his responsibilities and advance his career if he has this knowledge. QA is in charge of raising the development standards. He will thus require certain skills that the other team members possess. To make his job easier, the tester should understand the following:
  • technical limitations in the execution of tasks; at least a general understanding of the code;
  • the intended market for the upcoming product;
  • the way the project's elements interact and cooperate.
A QA Automation Engineer should be versed in the app's technical details and business objectives. For a tester, good communication skills are also crucial. To get good results, this specialist must connect with various team members. Beginners are encouraged to ask as many questions as they need. By doing so, you will get a quick grasp of the processes under the hood and set up an effective working regime. Typical income in the QA sector is $ 600 to 2,700. Studies also show that testers are most frequently promoted to Project Manager positions, since they are used to communicating with other specialists. Thanks to that, testers are able to consider the project's wider perspective. As a result, they learn the skills required to do managerial duties more quickly than other specialists.