ASTQB supports everyone who wants to be a part of software testing, both graduates and STARS.
Software QA is Right for You
Could You Be a STAR in Testing?
Companies like Google, LinkedIn, and IBM are supporting a new campaign for "STARs," those who are "Skilled Through Alternative Routes" such as workforce training, bootcamps, and certificate programs rather than through a bachelor’s degree.
STARs now make up more than half of the United States workforce. This makes STARs an important resource for technology companies trying to meet the demand for strong software QA skills.
Certainly, having a bachelor's degree is important, highly respected, and serves as proof of educational attainment and skills. However, training and credentials such as ASTQB's ISTQB software testing certifications have a necessary role to play in developing the workforce of tomorrow because they provide software quality-specific knowledge and skills.
Whether you have a bachelor's degree or not, getting your first job or getting promoted isn't just yours for the asking. Building a great career comes with the responsibility of learning new skills. The more you do to improve your skills, the more you will get noticed, and the more opportunities you will receive.
The good news for everyone – college graduates and STARs alike – is that the software testing field rewards knowledge and initiative. Software QA is continually evolving and demand is growing for those who have the know-how and skills to contribute.
ASTQB supports everyone who wants to be a part of software testing, both graduates and STARS. Regardless of where you start from, ASTQB's software testing career path can help you develop the knowledge and skills that will take to you a great career!
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!