ISTQB Foundation is a start, but U.S. companies are looking for specialty testing QA skills like this.
Why Performance Testing Certification is In Demand
Why Do U.S. Companies Want Testers with This Skill?
There are several ISTQB certifications reaching record levels of popularity but Performance Testing stands out because of its flexibility. It also opens up many different job opportunities, making this a top choice for any tester.
Performance is a major factor in software quality. Software that is functionally correct but doesn't deliver the needed performance could be considered a failure.
That's why ISTQB Performance Testing is such an important certification offered by ASTQB. Performance Testing Certification teaches evaluation of functional suitability, usability, and other quality characteristics under conditions of load.
Performance Testing includes the web-based domain where the end-user is the focus, but it goes beyond that to different application domains with a variety of system architectures. With such a wide range of applications, ISTQB Performance Testing Certification gives you many career choices and can be a powerful tool for your career.
Future-Proof Your Career with Multiple Testing Skills
ISTQB Foundation Level is only an entry point to software testing. If you stop after Foundation Level, you could quickly be passed by other testers (see the recent Testing Tiers™ points gainers) and not keep up with new advances in software testing.
How do you keep your testing skills sharp after Foundation Level? We highlighted Performance Testing above, but there are many testing skill areas, 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!