U.S. Testing Job Trends

3 U.S. Software Testing Job Trends

Three trends are becoming very clear in U.S. software testing jobs:
  1. The number of U.S. job openings asking for ISTQB certification keeps growing to new record highs. Business is strong, and testers with ISTQB credentials are in demand now more than ever.

    Why is ISTQB certification so important to U.S. companies? A Director of Business Testing at a Fortune 500 company with 40+ testers certified by ASTQB told us, “I use the CTFL [ISTQB Foundation Level] syllabus to ensure common vocabulary and skills across multiple disparate teams.”  Learn 10 reasons ISTQB certification from ASTQB can help your company.
  2. ISTQB certifications are being requested in every part of the U.S. but "Remote" is now one of the most common requests. If you want a job on the East Coast, or West Coast, or South, or North, there is a U.S. company requesting ISTQB-certified testers there. But if you want to work remotely, there is a big demand among U.S. employers asking for remote ISTQB-certified testers, too.
  3. ISTQB certifications are not just for entry-level in the U.S. Entry-level jobs asking for ISTQB certification are numerous, but there are even more mid-level and senior-level jobs than ever before. If you aren't moving up the career path with ISTQB certifications and the Testing Tiers® levels, you are missing out on some great, high-paying software testing jobs.

A Bright Outlook for Testers in the U.S.

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 U.S. over the next several years or will have large numbers of U.S. job openings. 

As the official representative of ISTQB in the United States, ASTQB is proud to have helped O*NET and the U.S. Department of Labor gather data on software testing in the United States. ASTQB and our official exam provider AT*SQA also continue to work closely with the United States Veterans Administration and state workforce development programs to help you build strong testing careers.

3 Ways the Official U.S. List Helps You 

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 tens of millions of 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 Anywhere in the World

Did you know you can take your ISTQB exam from ASTQB & AT*SQA anywhere in the world? 

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 or a testing center near you. 

Contact us if you need assistance or have questions. We can make the process easy for you.
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