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Want a job in software testing or software QA?

To get a software testing job, you need to start with ISTQB software testing certification from ASTQB, the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.

“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.

If you want a job in the U.S. or want to work in another country for a U.S. company, you should register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB’s official ISTQB exam provider, AT*SQA.

As the official U.S. representative of ISTQB, only ASTQB and our ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA can give you these free extras:

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

ISTQB Certification from ASTQB can help! See this 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.”

ISTQB certification from ASTQB is so helpful in getting a software testing job. Plus, we run millions of ads each year promoting the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers and AT*Work list to employers. Only ASTQB and AT*SQA give you these free extras!

Important: If you want to work for a U.S. company, even from another country, you must register for the ISTQB exam through ASTQB and AT*SQA. 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. It is a required first step.

After the foundation level, the software testing 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.

Foundation Level Preparation Resources

It’s free to prepare for ISTQB Foundation Level, although paid training is also available. Download the free ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus (information you need to study), glossary, and sample exams.

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:

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 simply earn your ISTQB certification through ASTQB or AT*SQA – it’s another free benefit.