How easy is it to get manual QA jobs in Bay area?

NetApp hitech2.0
Dec 31, 2018 19 Comments

How easy is it to get manual QA jobs in Bay area?
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Skills: SQL, Android apps testing, Bluetooth HW device testing, Atlassian tools (confluence JIRA etc)

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  • LinkedIn / Eng NaNaYaYa
    Manual QA hiring is dead
    Dec 31, 2018 0
  • Snapchat lacriox
    For full time it’s extremely difficult without more extensive coding experience. I was a qa manager at Facebook and Snapchat and I have a few friends in QA roles at apple and none would hire FTE that doesn’t at least know Java or python or something to right automation in, contract roles, all the big companies have spots for manual QA! This is just my own experience, I’m sure others have different ones.
    Dec 31, 2018 2
    • NetApp hitech2.0
      OP
      So it's not hard to find a contractual manual qa job in your opinion?
      Dec 31, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      Apple Eng

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      Apple
      iHateFruitmore
      For Apple, the one exception is if you worked in Retail at an Apple Store and did a Career Experience in corporate (essentially a manual QA internship).

      The people doing CE’s did not have technical backgrounds but were able to get manual QA jobs at Apple. Whatever floats their boat I guess.
      Dec 31, 2018
  • New EQoB57
    Manual QA/testing is uncommon in more modern tech hubs. At least learn some scripting/Selenium/something to have a more competitive and useful resume.
    Dec 31, 2018 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Exclusively manual QA would be hard to come by. Manual with test automation is far more common.

    Exclusive manual testing is what PM’s are for.
    Dec 31, 2018 4
    • Apple hfr
      What kind of place has PMs doing testing? That sounds really strange.
      Dec 31, 2018
    • Apple hfr
      I mean some amount of that is expected of literally anyone doing living on in the entire engineering staff. I don’t think that counts as manual testing so much as not being completely ducking blind to bad parts of the product, which I entirely agree is part of the job of literally anyone and everyone who has access to it before it ships?

      How were your EPMs involved beyond normal living on?
      Jan 1
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      It was a joke. Good PM’s test their features before going live.
      Jan 2
    • Apple hfr
      I mean. Good PMs make sure the feature was tested and everyone can be confident in the plan to qualify it before it ships. But if that actually comes down to them doing their own manual pass to qualify the product that sounds pretty dire if that’s your group’s regular practice.

      (Bothering to use a thing before it ships and testing are different.)
      Jan 2
  • Apple LLRK83
    Apple
    Dec 31, 2018 0
  • Oracle
    xulimuli

    Oracle

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    Google, Facebook, Instacart, Twitter, Uber, Air Asia, IBM, Cisco
    xulimulimore
    You'll have to join Oracle for that. (evil laugh)
    Dec 31, 2018 0
  • Amazon J B
    OP, how did you get a job at NetApp then?
    Dec 31, 2018 3
    • NetApp hitech2.0
      OP
      Sry for lack of clarity. This is for my spouse.
      Dec 31, 2018
    • Amazon skcbw
      I would suggest your spouse learns at least python. Coding is now one of the base criteria’s in big tech for qa. It doesn’t have to be framework level, but the candidate should be able to understand the basic data structure and work with it at script level.
      Dec 31, 2018
    • NetApp hitech2.0
      OP
      Thx!
      Dec 31, 2018
  • Google iancoz
    In Bay area, we try to automate everything.
    Dec 31, 2018 1
    • Google iancoz
      Sadly, we are probably still the company putting the most effort in testing. Have you ever had a chance to talk with FB folks?
      Dec 31, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    Manual QA job? Is that like a hand job?
    Jan 1 0