Software QA Career News:
Reimbursements, Internships, Career Path

Reimbursement for ASTQB's ISTQB Exams and Software Testing Training

If you are located in Ohio, did you know your company may be eligible for up to $2,000/employee in reimbursement for ASTQB's exams and the training needed to prepare for them? It's part of their new TechCred initiative - you can learn more about TechCred here.

If you aren't in Ohio, we recommend that you check with your state's department of workforce development, as they might have a similar program. If you don't see ASTQB / ISTQB on your state's list, it's usually just a matter of asking. Your state will then check with us and we will provide the required information about ASTQB and ISTQB certification to make it eligible.

If you are a U.S. veteran, the VA has offered benefits for ASTQB exams for years. New exams will be added soon, but here is the current list approved by the VA:
  • Foundation Level Testing (ISTQB)
  • Agile Testing (ISTQB)
  • Mobile Testing (ASTQB)
  • Security Testing (ISTQB)
  • Technical Test Analyst (ISTQB)
  • Test Analyst (ISTQB)
  • Test Automation Engineering (ISTQB)
  • Test Manager (ISTQB)
Of course, if you are seeking training for ASTQB / ISTQB certification, we recommend that you review our list of ASTQB Accredited Software Training providers. ASTQB accreditation means the training course is shown to thoroughly cover the content in the syllabus / body of knowledge for a given certification, helping to adequately prepare you for the exam.

Software Testing Internships

Students are already searching for summer internships, so we have assembled a list of pre-built searches that will help them find the perfect job. Share this list and the other helpful career resources on our Software Testing Internship page with students you know.

Gen Z has grown up with software all around them, but they may not realize that quality software doesn't just happen – it takes professionals like you!

What's Next for My Career?

"What should I do now?" Like most software quality professionals, you love to keep learning and growing. 

We hear the "What's next?" question frequently, so we created a software quality career path infographic that will help.

Do you want to work more with customers? Do you like working with code? Do you aspire to be a manager? Or would you like to develop a certain skill that makes you the "go-to" person in your company? We have the answers in the software testing career path.

Additional Software Testing Career Resources

You can find additional career resources on the ASTQB and AT*SQA websites such as white papers, podcasts, and interview questions:

ASTQB Software Testing & QA Career Center
AT*SQA Software Testing & QA Career Resources

Do you have questions about how to advance in your software testing & QA career? Let us know at and perhaps we'll be able to answer them in a future email!

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