U.S. Job Opening Trends, New Certification

U.S. Job Opening Trends

We're seeing two trends with the new year:
  1. The number of U.S. job openings asking for ISTQB certification is growing. Based on what we're hearing, many U.S. businesses appear to be cautiously optimistic and are expanding. Because they use ISTQB certification across their team, it makes it easier for them to get new hires up to speed when they already have ISTQB certification.
  2. ISTQB certification is moving from a "nice-to-have" to a "must-have" in U.S. job postings. We also saw a posting from a major video game company yesterday that required Advanced Level, not just Foundation Level (the "nice-to-have" in this case was ISTQB Expert Level). This is consistent with the recommendations on how to staff a software testing team
We're not the only ones seeing growth for software testing. See below.

A Bright Outlook

O*NET, a service of the U.S. Department of Labor, has designated Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers as an occupation with a "Bright Outlook."

That means the occupation is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, or will have large numbers of job openings. 

You might recall hearing about O*NET last year when ASTQB helped them with their report on the software testing profession

New from ASTQB: ISTQB Gambling Industry Tester

Do you work in the gambling industry? ASTQB is pleased to announce that we have added ISTQB Gambling Industry Tester Certification to our exams. This is a unique and important certification for those who need to understand both testing in general, and the unique set of skills for the gambling industry ecosystem.

3 Ways the Official U.S. List Helps You 

There are some exciting new enhancements already appearing in the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ - we'll share more information soon but you can see some enhancements right now.

The only way to appear on our Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ is to register for your certification exam through ASTQB and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA

No matter where you live in the world, being on our Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ can help you and your employer in 3 ways:
  1. It can help you get jobs with American companies. American companies and governmental organizations check with ASTQB & AT*SQA to see if you are certified. Why? Because ASTQB is the official U.S. board for ISTQB certification and AT*SQA is our official ISTQB exam provider. If you're on this list, companies know you took the official U.S. Board's American English ISTQB exam
  2. It could help your company get contracts with American companies. Your inclusion on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ is a bonus for your company because it demonstrates your commitment to working with a U.S.-based software quality team. That's a big deal.
  3. It makes you and your company more prominent. AT*SQA and ASTQB promote the importance of hiring individuals on our Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, and our ads have been seen more than 45 million times. That makes you more well-known to U.S. employers and clients every day!

It goes without saying, but of course, ASTQB & AT*SQA also add you to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register!

Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home

Did you know you can take your ISTQB exam from ASTQB & AT*SQA anywhere in the world? You've always been able to do so through a testing center, but now you can also do so from home!

Make sure you're keeping up with other testers so your career stays strong. Register now at our exam provider AT*SQA to take your ISTQB exam at home

Contact us if you need assistance or have questions. We can make the process easy for you.
Register Now: Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home

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