Remind your company why they need you and a strong testing team.
Why Your Company Needs You
10 Reasons Your Company Needs a Strong Testing Team
American sports coaches have a famous saying: "There is no 'I' in team."
The same is true for great testing teams.
Many of you reading this have already earned the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification through ASTQB. Why is that important to your team? Here is what a Director of Business Testing at a Fortune 500 company told us:
“I use the CTFL [ISTQB Foundation Level] syllabus to ensure common vocabulary and skills across multiple disparate teams.” – Director of Business Testing at a Fortune 500 company with more than 40 testers that have ISTQB Certification through ASTQB
As a team member, what can you do to help others who don't have ISTQB Foundation Level? One simple gesture is to let them know why it's important and ask how their preparation is going. Even better: Ask what you can do to help them prepare.
Here is what many team leaders do: Schedule short study sessions over lunch breaks to discuss any questions team members have about ISTQB Foundation Level. Tell them how you prepared when you took the exam (also see tips for preparing for and passing ISTQB Foundation Level). Let them know it's challenging but you believe in them.
Another great way to build your team is to remind your leadership that your team is important to the company's success. Share this with your managers and directors:
A survey last year found that nearly 9 out of 10 developers said their initial knowledge of software bugs and errors came from users.
Even worse, 26% said those software bugs were reported publicly via social media. A separate study has shown that even one negative review can drive away 22% of your customers.
Another study found that the combination of defect prevention, pre-test defect removal, and formal testing by certified personnel can top 99% in defect removal efficiency while also lowering costs and shortening schedules.
By comparison, that same study found that untrained personnel such as developers seldom top 35% in defect removal efficiency for any form of testing.
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.
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.
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 50 million times. That makes your certification accomplishment more well-known to U.S. employers and clients every day! Don't forget that ASTQB and AT*SQA will also give you Testing Tiers® points that increase your level on the list.
Of course, ASTQB & AT*SQA also add you to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register! Register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB or our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA now to get on both lists and earn Testing Tiers® ranking points.
Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home Anywhere
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!