Who Gets Promoted in Software Testing?
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Who Gets the Promotion to Higher Level QA Jobs?

ISTQB Foundation Level Certification makes QA teams more efficient because of the shared QA terminology and principles. That's why it's suitable for every team member. It works for entry-level to experienced, and all roles, including testers, engineers, and developers.

But when it comes to getting promoted, ISTQB Foundation Level isn't always enough. You need ISTQB Advanced Level Certifications and ISTQB Specialty Certifications from ASTQB. For example, look at these job postings we noticed today:

  • Senior Test Analyst – Requirements: ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL)
  • Sr. Linux Systems Engineer – Required Skills: ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level-Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) certification
  • Senior Implementation Architect – Qualifications: ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer

These aren't "nice to have" requests but requirements for the job. So, of course, if you don't have ISTQB Foundation Level, get it right away. But don't stop there.

There are promotions waiting for you. Just make sure you have the right qualifications with ISTQB Advanced Level Certification and ISTQB Speciality Certification.

If two job applicants are similar, but one of them has ISTQB Certification from ASTQB, that gives them an advantage.

– Test manager in the government sector
Software testing job candidates

Another New Record for U.S. Testing Jobs Requesting ISTQB Certifications

When you're hot, you're hot! ISTQB Certifications are definitely hot when it comes to U.S. jobs requesting them as they set another new record! Here are some insights:
  • Remote jobs dropped significantly in the rankings while six other cities led the way:
    • New York City
    • Austin
    • Irvine
    • Dallas
    • Chicago
    • Atlanta
  • As usual, there are jobs in every part of the United States, so if you like your winters warm – or cold and snowy – there is a job requesting ISTQB Certification in that region of the U.S.
  • The financial services industry was the big mover to the top, followed by industries focused on video games, IT services, technology, e-commerce, and too many other industries to list here.
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