It can help you get jobs with American companies, even if you are currently outside the U.S.
It could help your company get contracts with American companies because they know you'll communicate well with their U.S. teams.
It makes you more valuable each day because ads for the Official U.S. list are seen by businesses every day...totaling millions of times each year.
But what might surprise you is who is on the list.
This list has more than just "traditional" software testers. With the growth in Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery, everyone involved in software quality is now getting ISTQB-certified by ASTQB (ISTQB in the U.S.) and AT*SQA (our exam provider).
Why? Because when your entire team is certified, you use the same terminology and principles. That improves communication, efficiency, and software quality.
If you're curious, look at the titlesof those earning ISTQB software testing certification from ASTQB and AT*SQA. You'll find titles that include:
Customer service specialist
Central Utility Specialist
...and the list goes on, with over 4,000 unique titles and counting!
If you are a testing professional, the Official U.S. List of Software Testers probably has a message for you.
What if you're reading this and you're not on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers? Now is the time to make sure you're on the list that American employers check. As you can see, it's important for your career, even if you're not a full-time tester.