The Official Software Testing Skills Path for Jobs in QA, Test Engineering & Development: The ISTQB Roadmap

Whether you test software full-time or part-time, ISTQB software testing certifications through ASTQB and AT*SQA offer an easy path to QA jobs and promotions. Given that ISTQB Foundation Level certification is required before any other ISTQB certification, the roadmap below answers the question, “What comes after ISTQB Foundation Level?” The best certificate for software testing is whatever interests you and is valuable to your employer.

Remember, only ASTQB and ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA can:

“I believe that going through the certification process helped me grow tremendously as a software tester, which led to my current position as a Product Manager. Thank you for all that you do!”

Use the ISTQB software testing skills path below to choose certifications for jobs in Software QA, Software Testing, Agile, Test Engineering, DevOps, Test Management, Game Testing, and more. Reminder: You must register for your ISTQB exams through our official ISTQB exam provider, AT*SQA, to get the extra, free benefits above.

Below is a summary of the software testing career path roadmap above. Note that Agile Test Leadership at Scale is not in the graphic because it is not available yet. You may also wish to download a PDF of the QA Analyst and Software Tester Career Path / Software Testing Skills Path.

“I appreciate you letting me know about the ‘The Software Testing Career Road Map,’ it will help me in my career path.”

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  • Finally, if you want to be regarded as THE expert manager in testingExpert Tester Certification offers options that will prove you truly are the expert in your field. This requires Advanced Test Manager as a prerequisite, as you would expect.

No matter what you want to do with your career, ASTQB and AT*SQA offer the software testing certifications you need to pursue the testing career that will make you happy.

Are you a manager or CIO? See the 10 reasons companies need ISTQB certified testers. Looking for a job or promotion in software testing? Learn how to build a career in software testing.