Foundation is just the start. Which popular ISTQB Certification should you choose next?
Which Popular ISTQB Certification Should You Choose?
ISTQB certifications continue record popularity –
but which should you choose?
There are several ISTQB certifications reaching record levels of popularity, with Agile Testing being one of the most popular. It opens up many different job opportunities, making this a top choice for any tester.
Agile Testing builds onto your ISTQB Foundation Level software testing certification. It also shows that you understand the values and principles that underpin Agile projects, and how testers are an integral part of a whole-team approach together with other team members. The members in an Agile project communicate with each other early and frequently, which helps with removing defects early and developing a quality product.
“…something I want testers to think about is that as you look at job postings more and more, almost all them ask for Agile…”
Future-proof your career by building your testing skills
ISTQB Foundation Level is the entry point to software testing, not the endpoint. If you stop with just Foundation Level, you could quickly be passed by other testers (see the recent Testing Tiers™ points gainers) as well as software QA best practices.
How do you keep your testing skills sharp after Foundation Level? We highlighted Agile Testing above, but there are lots of testing skill areas that are growing in popularity, so it can be difficult to decide!
That's why we created the software testing road map. It makes it easy to visualize your career path and learn about the different testing skill options. See the full version of the software testing road map. Then read the short descriptions and click on a type of testing that interests you. It's easy and is the first step toward future-proofing your career.
When you take your ISTQB exam through ASTQB, you can appear on both the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register. Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can add you to both!