ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester

ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester: Show you are ready to test mobile apps, mobile phones and other mobile devices with the global standard in mobile testing.

If you don’t have mobile testing certification yet, you are missing out on jobs and promotions.

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Want a job testing mobile? Then you need ASTQB Mobile Tester Certification on your resume.

Mobile is now the leading digital platform, with total activity on cell phones, smartphones, mobile phones, and tablets accounting for two-thirds of digital media time, according to comScore. That’s why you need the global standard in mobile testing certification: ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester.

As one veteran tester advised, “There’s going to come a point at which if you do not understand mobile testing … then you’re going to be behind the curve.”

Mobile testing certification is critical because mobile phones, tablets, and other mobile devices require special mobile testing knowledge – the kind of knowledge that you can prove you have as an ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester. If you are interested in mobile phone testing, mobile app testing, or tablet testing, and you want any of these:

  • a promotion
  • a career change
  • a job

…then you need to start with ASTQB Mobile Testing Certification. It’s an easy first step for those seeking their first software testing certification, and an easy, smart step for advanced testers who want a career edge.

Watch the video that introduces mobile testing certification. See the free ASTQB Mobile Testing Certification sample exam and other study materials below.

Mobile Software Testing Certification

Why ASTQB Mobile Testing Certification? ASTQB Mobile Testing Certification is the international standard for mobile software testing. No matter where you live – North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, or Australia – ASTQB Mobile Tester Certification is the global standard of excellence for testing mobile applications and devices.

The ASTQB Mobile Tester certification is based on the free ASTQB Mobile Tester syllabus (body of knowledge – see below) that was created by a team of international mobile software testing experts. The ASTQB Mobile Tester Certification exam was carefully crafted using the latest mobile testing standards. (See for yourself – you will find free sample exam questions/answers below.)

ASTQB Mobile Testing Certification can help you get a software tester job or promotion. Testing mobile devices, including iOS testing and Android testing, will only get more important, so getting ASTQB certified now as a mobile device tester is the most important step you can take toward a mobile testing job.

ASTQB Mobile Testing Certification is the respected certification that can help open mobile testing jobs for you. Learn how with our free ASTQB white paper: 4 Ways Software Tester Certification Paves The Way For Promotion.

Mobile testing is hot, so here are the easy steps to get started on your ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester today.

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ASTQB Mobile Tester Certification Exam Info

There are exam center locations for ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester available around the world. So when you are ready to take the exam, see the list of exam center locations (opens new window). After you have reviewed the exam center locations, close that window and return to this page, registering using the link below directly below to create an account.

When you are ready to register, create an account on ASTQB Exam Registration site. Once your account is created you can choose the ASTQB Mobile Tester exam from the catalog and choose the center you want to test at, along with the time you want to start. If you just want to see where you can take the test and when, simply select the exam and the center but don’t proceed to the checkout until you are ready.


ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester (CMT)

Mobile Testing Body of Knowledge Outline

Want an overview of topics covered in the ASTQB mobile testing certification syllabus? Below is the outline. You can download the mobile testing syllabus above.

Introduction to Mobile Testing

1.1 What is a Mobile Application
1.2 Expectations from Mobile Users
1.3 Challenges for Testers
1.3.1 Frequent Releases
1.3.2 Portability/Compatibility
1.4 Necessary Skills
1.5 Equipment Requirements
1.6 Lifecycle Models

Mobile Test Planning and Design

2.1 Identify Functions and Attributes
2.2 Identify and Assess Risks
2.3 Determine Coverage Goals
2.4 Determine Test Approach
2.5 Identify Test Conditions and Set Scope
2.6 Regression Testing

Quality Characteristics for Mobile Testing

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Functional Testing
3.2.1 Introduction
3.3.1 Performance Testing
3.3.2 Usability Testing
3.3.3 Portability Testing
3.3.4 Reliability Testing

Mobile Environments and Tools

4.1.1 Application to Mobile
4.1.2 Generic Tools
4.1.3 Commercial or Open Source Tools
4.2 Environments and Protocols
4.3.1 Browser-based Applications
4.3.2 Native Device Applications
4.3.3 Hybrid Applications
4.4 Real Devices, Simulators, Emulators and the Cloud
4.4.1 Real Devices
4.4.3 Simulators
4.4.3 Emulators
4.4.4 Cloud
4.5 Performance Test Tools and Support
4.6 Test Automation
4.6.1 Tool Support
4.6.2 Skills Needed

Mobile Future-Proofing

5.1 Expect Rapid Growth
5.2 Build for Change
5.2.1 Architect the Testing
5.2.2 Enable Efficient Maintenance
5.2.3 Select Tools for Flexibility
5.2.4 Select Partners Carefully
5.3 Plan for the Future
5.3.1 Lifecycle Models
5.3.2 Alternative Testing
5.4 Anticipating the Future

Mobile Testing Terms

Below is important terminology that is used in mobile testing. This is from the free ASTQB Glossary of Mobile Software Testing Terms that you may download in PDF form.


hybrid application
A mobile application that requires communication with the web server but also utilizes plug-ins to access device functionality

mobile application testing
Testing that is conducted on mobile applications

mobile web application
A mobile application that is designed for use by a variety of devices with the majority of the code residing on the web server

native mobile application
A mobile application that is designed for a specific device family and is coded to access specific functionality of the device normally via tools that have been specifically designed for the device.

mobile application
A general term for a software application that is used via a mobile device such as a smart phone

minimal essential test strategy
A lightweight approach to risk analysis sometimes used when testing mobile applications Acronym: METS Ref: Paskal

operational profile
The representation of a distinct set of tasks performed by the component or system, possibly based on user behavior when interacting with the component or system, and their probabilities of occurrence. A task is logical rather than physical and can be executed over several machines or be executed in non-contiguous time segments.

risk analysis
The process of assessing identified project or product risks to determine their level of risk, typically by estimating their impact and probability of occurrence (likelihood).

The identification of the real-world geographical location of a device

A technique used to derive test cases using techniques such as brainstorming or mindmaps Ref: Rice

A device, computer program, or system that accepts the same inputs and produces the same outputs as a given system.

native device
The actual physical device that is running a mobile application Synonym: real device

A device, computer program or system used during testing, which behaves or operates like a given system when provided with a set of controlled inputs.

Future-Proof Your Testing Career as a Mobile Tester.

Get started on your ASTQB Mobile Tester Certification today, and future-proof your testing career.