If you're not familiar with performance testing, it is an umbrella term for any kind of testing focused on the performance (responsiveness) of the system or component under different volumes of load. There are different types of performance testing including load testing, stress testing, and several others.
Why is interest in ISTQB Performance Testing Certification rapidly growing? We believe there are 3 reasons:
The growth in DevOps: Performance testing can be an integral part of DevOps, but not everyone on the team may understand performance testing. ISTQB Performance Testing Certification sets a standard that gets everyone on the same page, and that's good for DevOps teams.
The growth in home-based jobs and activities: With so many people working and shopping from home, the software performance environment is more challenging than ever. Performance testing might have been overlooked in the past, but the need for someone with proven performance testing knowledge is now vital to practically every organization.
The growth in career paths: Testing has always been a great career, but with the growth in technology, people are discovering that performance testing is an excellent way to get noticed and move up in their company. (We also think performance testing is kind of fun!)
If you don't have performance testing knowledge, you are limiting your career options. You will also be missing out on a fun new skill. Get started on ASTQB's ISTQB Performance Testing Certification today!
Remember, you can only appear in the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, be searched for by employers in the AT*Work™ directory, and earn Testing Tiers® points when you take your ISTQB exam through ASTQB or our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA. You can take your exam anywhere in the world at home or at a testing center.