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Want a job in software testing or software QA?

You need ISTQB software testing certification from ASTQB, the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.

ISTQB Certification is the global standard for software testing certification. ASTQB is the official representative of ISTQB in the U.S., so when you register for and pass your ISTQB exam through us, you will appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ plus the ISTQB successful candidate registry. Only ASTQB and our exam provider AT*SQA can get you on BOTH the U.S. and ISTQB lists.

“As far as getting the attention of employers, I do feel that my ASTQB certifications tend to propel my resume to the top of the pile.

I have no experience testing software. How can I get a job as a software tester?

ISTQB Certification from ASTQB can help – just read this from a recent job posting requirement: At least 1 year of progressive experience in the validation of software systems. Foundation level with Agile Tester Extension ISTQB certification can substitute for this experience.

Not only can ISTQB certification from ASTQB help you get your first job in software testing, but we have the software testing career path that will help you get promotions for years to come.

Important: If you want to work for a U.S. company, even from another country, you must register for the ISTQB exam here on the ASTQB website. U.S. companies check with ASTQB to see if you are certified.

Where do I start?

Everyone involved in software quality should start with the relatively easy ISTQB Foundation (CTFL) certification mentioned above.

After the foundation level, our career path helps you build the software testing skills that are in demand, such as the Agile Tester certification also mentioned above.

Start now by using the free resources below. Choose the 2018 versions.

Foundation Level Preparation Resources

Download our free white paper, How to Get a Job in Software Testing: 7 Qualities of the Successful Software Testing Job Applicant.

Certification through ASTQB opens doors to software testing and QA analyst jobs:

  • Many companies ask for ISTQB or ASTQB certification in their job postings
  • Hiring managers say ISTQB and ASTQB certifications prove your interest in software testing.
  • The ASTQB testing skills path gives you flexibility so you can test apps, test security, test games, and more.