Why Are U.S. Jobs Requesting ISTQB Still Going Strong?
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Jobs Requesting ISTQB Are Still Going Strong

Tech layoffs continue to be in the news. Yet U.S. job postings requesting ISTQB Certification are still going strong. There are jobs found coast to coast, in companies small and large, and in diverse industries. Examples of companies posting jobs requesting ISTQB certification include John Deere, Netflix, Deloitte, and Ford Motor Company. 

Why is ISTQB certification from ASTQB in demand?

The answer is likely "Trend #3" from this article on how testers and managers can be ready for any economy. The trend? "The amount of work doesn’t drop as quickly as the number of staff to do that work." In other words, if you have to "do more with less," then you want testers with ISTQB certification from ASTQB. 

That's because ISTQB certification helps you increase the capacity of your team with advanced certification training such as Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst. Similarly, you can add skills through specialty testing certifications such as Test Automation EngineeringSecurity TestingPerformance Testing, and Mobile Application Testing.

If a company is outsourcing testers, they want testers who follow their testing principles and terminology, so they issue software testing RFPs and post jobs that require outsourced testers to appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™. 

What does this mean for you? Future proof your career with ISTQB Foundation Level and then add advanced and specialty certifications. That will help your career at your current company now – and if you ever need to find a new job, you'll be in a much better position.

Be sure to register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA so you can get extra, free benefits. For example, only ASTQB and AT*SQA can add you to both the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ plus the ISTQB successful candidate register. In addition, you can add yourself to the AT*Work™ Director of Software Testers if you are searching for a job if you have taken your ISTQB exam through ASTQB or AT*SQA.
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