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Create the Most Useful Testing RFP

Issuing an RFP for Software Testing or Hiring Testers? Here are 3 Things to Consider

When you hire a testing services company or new testers, keep in mind these three challenges:

  1. Overall miscommunication can hurt efficiency. For example, if your headquarters uses American English but your testers have not developed that proficiency, this could cause inefficiencies in reporting and basic communication. 
  2. Differences in testing terminology can pose a significant risk. If a testing services company uses different definitions or terms, this could introduce errors or cause rework. 
  3. Differences in testing principles can cause misalignment or conflict. If you approach testing with one set of principles but your testing services company utilizes another, that can create issues for project management and more.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to avoid most of these issues: Make sure the testers provided by a software QA services company and the testers you hire appear in the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™. This ensures:
  • The testers are more likely to use globally-accepted software testing terms and principles because ISTQB certification is used in more than 130 countries.
  • The testers have shown their commitment to communicating well with U.S.-based teams because they have earned their ISTQB certifications using American English.
How do you do this? Add this text to your software testing services RFPs and your job postings. When you require that the testers on your projects are in the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ you improve your chances for success on your testing projects.
See the RFP Language That Protects You
Andrew Pollner at ITEA Symposium

Upskill Your T&E Teams with ISTQB Knowledge

ASTQB President Andrew Pollner recently presented at the International Test and Evaluation Association's 40th Annual International T&E Symposium. He explained how Test & Evaluation (T&E) teams can benefit from a broad variety of software and hardware testing skills that are available through ASTQB's testing skills path. This allows T&E teams to build the testing skills that match their demanding project environment. 

If you are part of a T&E team, learn more about the globally accepted software testing body of knowledge. The information is available through the ISTQB syllabi that can be downloaded freely on the ASTQB website in our resources area.

Governmental organizations and companies will want proof that your team has learned the information in the body of knowledge, so ASTQB also offers corresponding ISTQB certification exams so you can provide that confirmation. 

Download the Free Testing Resources
Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers

3 Ways the Official U.S. List Helps You 

The only way to appear on our Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, earn points toward your Testing Tiers® ranking, and be eligible to appear in the AT*Work™ directory is to register for your certification exam through ASTQB and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA

No matter where you live in the world, being on our Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ can help you and your employer in 3 ways:
  1. 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. Bonus: U.S. employers check the AT*Work™ directory, and if you are on the U.S. list and between jobs, you are eligible to appear in AT*Work™.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™

Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home Anywhere

Did you know you can take your ISTQB exam from ASTQB & AT*SQA anywhere in the world? 

Make sure you're keeping up with other testers so your career stays strong. Register now at our exam provider AT*SQA to take your ISTQB exam at home or at a testing center near you.

Contact us if you need assistance or have questions. We can make the process easy for you.
Register Now: Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home

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