Why Developers Need Testing Certification

Why Developers Are Developing Testing Skills

Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery are creating quality challenges for developers – but also career opportunities. Keep Your Software Out of the Headlines® and your career moving up.

Which software testing certification should I get first?While you identify as a developer, everyone is now part of the QA effort. That’s a good thing, as new approaches to the software development life cycle are building continuous quality into software.

That also means that everyone is now expected to be able to test software competently. This makes ISTQB Foundation Level testing certification (CTFL) essential for developers who want to adapt and thrive in this new environment.

Testing certification via ASTQB, the official ISTQB certification board in the U.S., also gives you best practices to ensure your applications deploy with higher quality. Better software up front means less rework for you later.

Of course, for many developers, ISTQB Foundation Level is only the beginning. As Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery continue to grow in importance, so too is the need for developers to master:

What now? Get started right now with your certification for foundation level testing. Then follow those with the easy add-on certifications for mobile device / app testing and, of course, Agile testing.

An easy way to visualize this is through the software testing infographic.

“I believe that going through the certification process helped me grow tremendously … which led to my current position as a Product Manager. Thank you for all that you do!”

Certifications such as ISTQB have long been a favorite career tool for those interested in software quality. Now developers are using ISTQB certification to pave the way to their promotions and a better career path.

Software Testing Career Road Map

See how the software testing career road map paves the way for promotion throughout your career.

Why ISTQB Certification? It’s the most popular and fastest growing certification for those who test with more than 570,000 certificates issued across 100+ countries. It is the global testing standard for the software development life cycle.

Where should developers start? It’s simple:


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