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Foundation Level is Just a Foundation
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Record Job Postings and a New Trend:
More Certifications Requested

U.S. employers are posting jobs requesting ISTQB certification in record numbers, and we noticed a new trend. Most jobs previously asked for "ISTQB Certification". Now many are asking for additional, specific ISTQB certifications. For example:
  • "ISTQB Foundation Level, ISTQB Agile Tester, ISTQB Advanced Test Manager, ISTQB Expert Level"
  • "ISTQB: Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL), Certified Tester Advanced Test Manager (CTAL-TM), Certified Tester Advanced Test Analyst (CTAL-TA), Certified Tester Advanced Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TM), Certified Tester Test Automation Engineer (CTAL-TAE)"
  • "ISTQB Certification in Performance Testing"
This reflects the trend we are seeing in ISTQB exam registration through ASTQB (ISTQB in the U.S.) and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA. Those who test software – full-time or part-time – are realizing that Foundation Level is just the start, not the end goal. 

That makes sense. Imagine building a house: you wouldn't stop after pouring the foundation. You need to add walls, windows, doors, and a roof! That's why employers are making it clear: Skilled testers should have more than just ISTQB Foundation Level Certification.

So if you have ISTQB Foundation Level Certification, congratulations! It sets you apart as a dedicated professional in software quality. But it's just the first step in your testing career path that can take you higher and higher!
See All the Certifications to Advance Your Testing Career

Become a Testing Leader:  Step Up to ISTQB Agile Technical Tester

Agile testing skills are in demand with U.S. companies. If you've already earned your ISTQB Agile Testing Certification, you can really stand out by stepping up to ISTQB Agile Technical Tester Certification:
  • It proves you have mastered basic Agile testing concepts and are ready to demonstrate your advanced knowledge
  • It shows you are developing advanced technical testing skills in an Agile context
  • It says that you are ready to take the lead in an Agile testing environment
ISTQB Agile Technical Tester Certification is the obvious next step for anyone working in an agile testing environment. Take your career to a new level by getting started today.
Learn More: Agile Technical Tester Certification
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Testers have been earning Testing Tiers™ points at a rapid rate.  See some of the recent point gainers. Congratulations to everyone moving to a new level!
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