ASTQB Software Testing News

Survey Results: Software Testing Interview Questions

Are you preparing for an interview, either as the candidate or the interviewer? Then you will find the results of our survey on "Software Testing Interview Questions" very helpful.

The responses to our survey answered these three questions: Our ISTQB exam provider, AT*SQA, has compiled the software testing interview questions so you can prepare for your next interview. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
See the Software Testing Interview Questions

The Most Interesting Topic for Software Testers Is...

We also fielded a survey in conjunction with AT*SQA in which we asked testers and QA analysts their interest levels in various software testing topics. What was the number one topic in terms of interest? Test automation. 

ASTQB offers ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineering certification for those who are ready to take this step up in their career. This certification teaches you the principles of test automation engineering regardless of which tool you might use, be it an open source tool such as Selenium or one of the powerful commercial products, making it perfect for everyone. ISTQB Foundation Level is a prerequisite for this certification.

You can find free preparation resources for ISTQB Advanced Test Automation certification on our website. Click the tabs on that page to see and download:
  • The syllabus (body of knowledge)
  • Sample exam questions and answers specially created for the ASTQB version of the exam
  • The glossary of software testing terms
Given the advanced level of knowledge required for this certification, you may also wish to consider software testing training from one of ASTQB's accredited software testing training providers

You will also find our free webinar on "Framework Architecture for Test Automation" to be helpful, even if you are already certified and experienced with test automation.

We'll continue to share more results from the "software testing topics of interest" survey in future newsletters.

New: Update Your Information, Download Certificates & More

Thanks to our official ISTQB exam provider, AT*SQA, you can now easily:
  • Update your contact information
  • Add an alternate email address in case your primary email changes
  • Download high-resolution PDF versions of your software testing certificates
  • Register for exams at nearby test centers using vouchers that are valid for an entire year
  • Purchase exams for a group and get a discount if you purchase 20 or more at a time 
To do any of the above, simply log in at Here are a few notes to help you get started:
  • If you previously took an ISTQB/ASTQB/IQBBA exam through ASTQB or AT*SQA, your account is based on your email address from that exam. You simply need to set your password.
  • If you no longer have access to that email address, use the contact form on the site to give the AT*SQA support team your new email address. They will ask for your certificate number or another form of identification.
  • If you haven't previously taken an exam from ASTQB or AT*SQA, an account will be automatically created for you as you purchase your exam.
Enjoy the new features from our ISTQB exam provider, AT*SQA!

Stop By the ASTQB Booth at STARWEST!

We'll be at booth #5. While at our booth, you can:
  • Get our free gift, a Software Testing Skills Path screen cleaner
  • Discover how you can build your testing skills and career with ASTQB and AT*SQA
  • Learn about certification plus extra benefits from ASTQB and AT*SQA
Also join us at the ASTQB Industry Technical Presentation on Thursday, October 3rd at 11:30 am for "Certification Pathway to Successful Test Automation." You will learn about:
  • Effective strategies for implementing automation
  • Architecting a sustainable solution
  • Integrating into Continuous Testing
See you there!

Software Testing and Medical Devices

Even if you don't test medical device software, you will appreciate the insights from two recent articles that discussed the importance of software quality and usability in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced technology: If you find the area of medical device software interesting, you will want to also watch the free ASTQB webinar on "How Software Testing is Different for Medical Device Software." 

The bottom line for all these discussions: Software quality matters, and quality isn't possible without professionals like you. Thanks for helping to advance software quality while building your career through ASTQB's certifications.

News and Offers from Accredited Training providers

ALPI: New ISTQB Model-Based and Usability Testing! Advanced Test Automation Engineering, Test Analyst, Test Manager. Hands-on Framework Development Workshops: Appium, Selenium, UFT! 10% off ANY PUBLIC CLASS when registering by OCT 31, with code FALL2019 or contact us and SAVE MORE with Group/Onsite discounts at or by calling (301) 654-9200 ext. 403.

Coveros Training: Continue along the Software Testing Career Path with special savings on Agile Tester Extension, ASTQB Mobile Tester Certification, and Advanced Level Certification courses from Coveros. Save $250 on any new Live Virtual certification course purchased through November 30, 2019, with promo code 25LVCERT. See eligible courses at Not sure if online learning is for you? Experience the Coveros virtual classroom first-hand in a free continuous testing web seminar. Register here.

NopmarkNopmark celebrates the end of summer with 20% off any ISTQB classes when you register by November 1, 2019. Contact us for discount code. We invite you to review all other companion classes such as Requirements and Test Case Creation. Are you a Medical Device Professional? Check out the Managing Risk, Human factors and UX design, Software V&V classes.

RBCS: Receive $200 off any live public RBCS training course! Visit RBCS Marketplace, choose your course, and enter the code 200RBCS into the discount code field in your cart. Cannot be combined with any other discount and does not apply to e-learning or virtual courses. Offer expires 11/15/2019.

Rice Consulting Services: Rice Consulting Services is offering a 15% discount on all ASTQB, ISTQB and IQBBA certification e-learning courses. Discount automatically applied at checkout. Visit our website at for more details and to register. This offer expires on October 15, 2019.

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