What are the benefits of ISTQB certification? Is it worth getting ISTQB? Both software testers and their managers report that it is worth getting ISTQB certification based on our surveys: 92% of ISTQB certified software testers felt that certification helped to demonstrate professional competency. 92% of ISTQB certified software testers also felt that certification aided in gaining professional recognition. 89% of ISTQB certified software testers indicated that they were more valuable to their organizations since receiving their first ISTQB software tester certification. 96% of managers feel that professional certification helps to demonstrate professional competency. 92% of managers feel that professional certification helps to gain professional recognition. 98% of managers believe that certification helps in career development. Want more proof? Every day there are countless software testing job postings on U.S. job boards requesting ISTQB/ASTQB certification. These are jobs for entry-level, mid-level, and advanced-level software testing. So ISTQB certification is important for getting a job and getting promoted. Learn more about the first step in ISTQB certification, ISTQB Foundation Level. When you are ready, register for your ISTQB exam through our global ISTQB exam provider, AT*SQA. By taking your ISTQB exam from ASTQB / AT*SQA, you will appear on both the ISTQB successful candidate register plus the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™. In addition, you will earn points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking. Appearing on both lists and earning ranking points are only possible when you take your ISTQB exam through ASTQB and/or AT*SQA. Get a software testing job: Are you looking for your first software testing job, have been laid off from your current testing job, or do freelance software testing? Add yourself to the AT*Work™ Software Tester Directory. AT*Work™ helps ISTQB-certified software testers find software testing jobs. To appear in AT*Work™, you must earn your ISTQB certification through ASTQB or AT*SQA.