The Different Ways To Learn Software QA Testing To Get A Job

The Test Lead
4 min readFeb 20

Everyone wants to learn QA testing for their own personal reasons whether it’s for the paycheck, they want a career change, or they just like to break things. Whatever your reason is, is up to you. But once you decide you want to enter the QA world you must decide how you will learn the required information to get a job.

There are 3 realistic routes that you can take to learn the information

  • University/College
  • Self Taught
  • Bootcamps


This is the most traditional route of learning anything in the tech space. Get a 2–4 year degree at a college or university and use your diploma as your entryway into the job market. If you want to go the automation testing route, college might be a good option for you because you can get the fundamentals of coding and programming down. Although this requires the largest learning commitment, having the degree on your resume can potentially help you get more interviews faster. You should take advantage of the networking aspect of Universities with your classmates. Everyone there is trying to get a job, so if one of them lands a job before you, they may be able to help you land a job at that company as well. Also, look for alumni of your school on LinkedIn and add them. They may be able to give you career advice, help mentor you, or they may know a company that is possibly hiring. Also, connect with people outside of your major. You never know who they may know.


  • Having a formal degree on your resume is still required by some jobs
  • You can network with classmates and other people in your university, which may help in your job search down the road
  • Structured courses and curriculum
  • Some schools have internship connections and alumni connections


  • Traditional colleges can get very expensive, however, some colleges are now offering a more affordable online program.
  • The 2–4 year commitment
  • Some schools teach outdated information
  • Some schools have general education requirements, which may…
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