Get Recognition, Jobs, and Promotions in Software Testing, Test & Evaluation (T&E), and QA

Logo of the Official US List of Certified TestersASTQB’s ISTQB software testing certifications develop your software quality skills and career. Only ASTQB & our ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA can add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ plus give you points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking when you get your ISTQB certification. Plus we’ll add you to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register.

  • 92% of the ISTQB certified software testers we surveyed felt that certification helps to demonstrate professional competency.
  • The same percentage also felt that certification aids in gaining professional recognition.
  • Every day, hundreds of job postings can be found on U.S. job boards requesting ISTQB/ASTQB certification.

Employers like to see testers with the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) certification, which has international acceptance and industry recognition. It’s a “foot-in-the-door” type certification that instantly makes you eligible for the majority of QA positions at all levels. – TechTarget, “How Software Testing Certifications Can Boost Your Career”

What if I have no experience testing software? Can certification help me get a job as a software tester, QA analyst or T&E engineer?

ISTQB Certification from ASTQB can help you get the job. Read this requirement from a recent job posting: “At least 1 year of progressive experience in the validation of software systems. Foundation Level with Agile Tester Extension ISTQB certification can substitute for this experience.” Here is another example: “Similar on the job experience or ISTQB Certification”.

“I just linked my certification to my LinkedIn profile. Very cool!”
The LinkedIn connection is a free bonus from our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA when you take your ISTQB exam through ASTQB & AT*SQA. It’s another ASTQB Advantage!


What if I have experience testing software but don’t have a degree in computer science? How will I get to the next level?

See this job posting: “You will have: BA/BS degree in Computer Science OR equivalent software testing certification (ISTQB).”

As you can see, having ISTQB certification can really make a difference! ASTQB’s software testing skills path can help you build your skills at the foundation, advanced and expert levels!

“I passed my exam…. I cannot begin to express how much this has helped in building my motivation as well as zest. I’m really looking forward to opportunities in testing to put into practice all I have learned.” – Ifeoluwa A., Nigeria

Where do I start?

Everyone involved in software quality should start with the relatively easy ISTQB Foundation (CTFL) certification from ASTQB. (Is the ISTQB Foundation Level exam easy or hard?)

Note: You must register for your ISTQB exam here through ASTQB and our ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA because U.S. companies ask us if you are certified. Why? Because only ASTQB has the historically complete list of everyone certified by the U.S. Board for ISTQB dating back to 2003.

After the foundation level, you have lots of options to build QA skills that are in demand. See the software testing/QA skills and career path.

“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!”

ISTQB Certification is the most popular software testing certification in the world with more than 600,000 testing certificates awarded across 100+ countries. ASTQB is the official U.S. certification board for ISTQB, so American companies check with us to see if you are certified. That’s why you need to register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB.

It’s easy:

Important: You must register for ISTQB Certification via this ASTQB website because U.S. companies check with us to see if you are ISTQB certified. Bonus: You also get extra benefits by taking your exam via ASTQB such as points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking!

Learn more below how ASTQB makes you more competitive as you build your software QA skills.


Free Software Testing White Papers – another ASTQB benefit!

4 Ways ISTQB Software Tester Certification from ASTQB Paves the Way for Promotion

7 Things You Need to Get a Job in Software Testing/QA