Everything You Need to Build Your Software Testing Career

Software testing is an excellent career choice. Studies show it offers great job satisfaction, great pay, and strong demand.

ISTQB LogoAs the official United States representative of ISTQB Certification, the mission of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) is to promote professionalism in software testing in the United States. That is why we have created the “ASTQB Career Center,” a one-stop resource for those looking for software testing education, scholarships, internships, jobs, or advancement.

Below you will find resources that will help you establish and build a career in software testing. Check these pages frequently, as new scholarships, internships, and information are added as they become available.

Official List of U.S. Certified Software Testers™

Logo of the Official US List of Certified TestersThis is the official list of testers certified by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, the U.S. Certification Board for ISTQB along with our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA. This is the list that U.S. companies check to determine if you have a software testing certification. If you want a job with a U.S. company – even if you live in another country – you want to be on this list. Special thanks to AT*SQA for hosting this list.

List of Certified Software Testers

Post Your Software Testing & QA Jobs for Free

If you seek testers who are U.S.-certified, and your job asks for “ASTQB/ISTQB,” “U.S. ISTQB” or “AT*SQA,” AT*SQA will post your software testing job at no charge.

Why Software Testing / Software Quality Assurance is a Great Career

It’s good to have a profession you love, and it’s even better when people want to hire you for that profession. Forbes has called software quality assurance engineering The Happiest Job in America. And Fortune has cited software quality assurance engineers and testers as among the Top 10 in Demand Jobs.

Software Testing Job Advice

Whether you are applying for your first software testing job, or looking for a new one, it’s helpful to be aware of the characteristics employers seek in a software tester. Download our free software testing white paper: How to Get a Job in Software Testing: 7 Qualities of the Successful Software Testing Job Applicant.

Software Testing Interview Questions

Together with our ISTQB exam registration partner, AT*SQA, we surveyed software testers, QA analysts, and test managers and asked them about software testing interview questions. We covered common software testing interview questions, unusual software testing interview questions, and questions that should be asked more often in software testing interviews. You’ll find them very helpful if you are getting ready for an interview, either as the candidate or the interviewer.

Scholarship Opportunities in Software Testing

If you are a student or are planning to go back to school, choosing software testing can have an immediate benefit: scholarship opportunities. See our list of scholarships for those studying software testing, quality and engineering.

Certification in Software Testing

Getting your software testing certification has many benefits: 1) It demonstrates that you are serious about the profession of software testing. 2) It shows that you have acquired key software knowledge and/or skills. 3) It sets you on a globally recognized career path for software testers that can lead to advanced and expert levels – see the very helpful software testing career map. 4) It gives you an advantage over the competition at key career points when you can show that you are certified as having Agile testing, mobile testing, test management, test automation, and other relevant knowledge. Learn why software testers choose ASTQB Software Testing Certification to advance their careers.

Software Testing Internships

As we note in the ASTQB white paper, “How to Get a Job in Software Testing,” employers are seeking job candidates with experience, and a software testing internship can be a great start in that direction. (We recommend that you download the free white paper right now.) To that end, we have compiled a list of sources for software testing internships.  See the software testing internship opportunities.

We have also assembled a list of resources for companies considering offering internships, as interns can be a great source of recruits for full-time positions. See the resources for creating internships.