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Inside the Quality Assurance Bootcamp at Coding Temple

Jess Feldman

Written By Jess Feldman

Liz Eggleston

Edited By Liz Eggleston

Last updated on November 13, 2023

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Quality assurance testing is an essential part of software development, which makes QA testers an integral part of a technical team. At Coding Temple’s Quality Assurance (QA) Testing bootcamp, students will learn the fundamentals of manual and automated testing (plus some JavaScript!) to make them highly marketable. If you have a sense of curiosity and persistence, find out how Coding Temple’s QA Bootcamp ramps up tech beginners to QA testers in six months or less.

What You Need to Know About the QA Bootcamp at Coding Temple:

  • The bootcamp curriculum covers manual QA and QA automation. You’ll also learn JavScript fundamentals!
  • The QA Bootcamp is currently offered in the Flex modality, so the bootcamp is project-based and offers on-demand support. If you can invest 20-25 hours a week, you could finish the bootcamp in less than six months. 
  • You don’t need to know how to code to enroll in this QA bootcamp! Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, analytical, and have strong problem solving skills.
  • QA bootcamp students will get access to Coding Temple’s career services, and could land entry-level test automation roles.

Meet our Experts:

  • Schadre “Saint” Dent was a mechanical engineer who switched to software engineering in college, and then enrolled at Coding Temple to fast-track their career. Teaching at Coding Temple came naturally to Saint and Saint is now Project Manager at Coding Temple, ensuring the delivery of information is adequate for learners in the program. 
  • Backed by over twenty years in the industry, Richard Kriheli is a QA Testing expert who is now a technical advisor at Coding Temple. Richard graduated from college with a degree in English, and began his journey in a role disguised as proofreading, but was actually testing educational software. He parlayed this into a multi decade career in QA for digital consumer products and applications, and he brings his learnings to the Coding Temple team.

What You'll Learn in Coding Temple's QA Bootcamp

What inspired Coding Temple to launch a Quality Assurance Bootcamp

Saint: The first reason we decided to launch this QA Testing bootcamp was because we saw a high demand for it! 

Richard: Software engineers and quality assurance testers are separate roles in industry (a proper team has a development team and a QA team that works together), so it was important for Coding Temple to prepare students for other tech roles in the real world. 

Why is QA Testing a smart career path as we look forward to 2024? 

Richard: Simply put, products need to be tested. Regulatory products are always under intense scrutiny with a lot of eyes on them. Consumer products that are not regulated also have eyes on them, and if something goes awry it can be hurtful to the business. Testing is a wise investment for businesses, and now that AI is entering the picture, there is even more of a duty to get earnest testing done because there are more opportunities for things to fail. 

What can students expect to learn in Coding Temple’s Quality Assurance Bootcamp?

Saint: In Coding Temple's Quality Assurance Bootcamp, students can anticipate a comprehensive learning experience designed to equip them with the essential skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in Quality Assurance (QA) testing.

  • Manual and Automated QA Testing: The curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of both manual and automated QA testing. This includes learning the fundamentals of manual testing, where students grasp the concepts of test case creation, execution, and defect reporting. Additionally, they delve into automated testing, covering tools, frameworks, and techniques for automating tests, enhancing efficiency and accuracy in the testing process.
  • Performance Testing: Students will gain insights into performance testing, understanding how systems and applications perform under various conditions and loads. They'll learn how to assess and optimize performance, ensuring that software functions optimally in different scenarios.
  • Test Automation: The program emphasizes the significance of test automation. It covers scripting and coding practices to automate testing procedures, making the process more efficient, repeatable, and scalable.
  • Documentation: Effective documentation is a crucial part of the QA process. Students will learn how to create detailed and organized documentation that covers test plans, test cases, test results, and other essential reports. This skill is pivotal in communication and traceability within the development process.
  • JavaScript Fundamentals (launching January 2024): A basic understanding of JavaScript is incorporated into the curriculum. This includes the fundamental concepts of JavaScript, enabling students to grasp the basics of scripting, which is a crucial skill in the automation of tests and understanding how testing frameworks operate.
  • Testing Frameworks: Students will get hands-on experience with various testing frameworks. This involves understanding the architecture, features, and application of these frameworks in software testing. They'll learn how to select and utilize the most suitable framework based on project requirements.

The launch of the new curriculum on January 1st, 2024, demonstrates our commitment to staying updated with the latest industry standards and practices. By including JavaScript basics and testing frameworks, we ensure students are well-prepared with not only QA-specific skills but also programming fundamentals essential in today's QA landscape.

Ultimately, students can expect to graduate from the Coding Temple's QA Bootcamp with a solid understanding of QA methodologies, tools, and the ability to efficiently ensure the quality of software products. They'll be well-equipped to enter the workforce as capable and skilled QA professionals.

What is the teaching style like in the Quality Assurance Bootcamp?

Saint: The curriculum is currently offered in our Flex modality, so students can complete the program on their own time. The bootcamp is project-based and offers on-demand support. 

What is the time-commitment that students should expect? 

Saint: If you invest 20-25 hours a week, you could finish the program in less than six months. 

Who are the instructors for the bootcamp?

Saint: Currently the instructors include Richard, our QA testing expert, and other software engineers on the team that have upskilled to learn QA testing.

How to Get Into Coding Temple's QA Bootcamp

Is there an ideal student for this QA Testing bootcamp? 

Saint: An ideal student for this Quality Assurance bootcamp should be curious. QA has a holistic view on products — it’s not just testing and coding! QA also involves investigating, documenting, and asking questions. Career changers are ideal for Coding Temple because they’re coming in with curiosity and a desire to do something different. 

Richard: Humans are ultimately interacting with the products that we're testing and businesses rely on the efficiency of these products, so we’re also looking for advocates for both sides — someone who can be the voice of the user and the business. 

Is this course appropriate for QA beginners? 

Saint: Even if you’ve never coded before, if you’re detail-oriented, analytical, and have strong problem solving skills, you’ll be great in the QA testing bootcamp! The course gradually builds from intro topics to more advanced to help anyone totally new to QA ramp up.

Do incoming students need to have basic technical skills like coding?

Saint: The admissions process for QA Testing is the same as our other bootcamps. There is a questionnaire to help applicants determine which bootcamp would be the best fit for them. 

Richard: You don’t have to be a developer to become an Automation Engineer, but knowing some fundamentals doesn’t hurt. It can also give you a competitive advantage on the job market. 

How Coding Temple Prepares QA Bootcamp Students for Tech Jobs

Do Quality Assurance bootcamp students receive career services? 

Saint: Yes! Quality Assurance students receive the same lifetime career support and job guarantee as our other bootcamp students. Career Services at Coding Temple includes: resume building workshops, interview prep sessions, and job placement assistance. 

What types of tech roles does this course prepare students for? 

Saint: Graduates could land entry-level test automation roles, especially if they show some proficiency and interest in it. Most graduates will start as an entry-level analyst or engineer, and some QA tester roles are designed as entry-level with no experience! Coding Temple grads have an advantage over someone with no experience, though, because our graduates have tangible learning experience in QA testing. 

What kinds of salaries can QA Testing students expect after graduation?

Richard: A typical starting salary in my industry for entry-level QA testing is in the range of $50k-$60k - though competencies, location and other variables can factor into this.

For our readers who are beginners, what online resources or meetups do you recommend for aspiring QA testers? 

Richard: Look for local QA groups to connect with in your area! is a great resource. 

What is your advice for students embarking on a program like this? 

Richard: Have some fun. Don't take it too seriously. No one leaves a bootcamp an expert — you leave with a sense of guidance for your first steps. This course offers a wide range of competencies (such as performance, automation, etc.) with no deep dives into any of them. It’s a jumpstart! You’ll leave with a surface understanding of almost everything, which is a great start for anyone. 

Find out more and read Coding Temple reviews on Course Report. This article was produced by the Course Report team in partnership with Coding Temple.

About The Author

Jess Feldman

Jess Feldman

Jess Feldman is an accomplished writer and the Content Manager at Course Report, the leading platform for career changers who are exploring coding bootcamps. With a background in writing, teaching, and social media management, Jess plays a pivotal role in helping Course Report readers make informed decisions about their educational journey.

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