Why Software Testers Choose ISTQB

Software Testing Certification: Get Recognition, Jobs and Promotions

ASTQB and ISTQB software testing certifications develop your skills and career.

Get the recognition you deserve. Whether you test software part-time or full-time, ISTQB and ASTQB software testing certifications can lead to more jobs and promotions.

Which testing certification should I get first? Where do you start? Everyone involved in software quality starts with the relatively easy ISTQB CTFL certification so you are using the same software quality terms and principles as the rest of your development team.

You must register for your ISTQB exam here on the ASTQB site because U.S. companies ask us if you are certified.

See all the testing certifications in the software testing career path / skills path.

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

Why get certified? Because surveys among IT and software professionals show certifications can lead to promotions, raises and better jobs.

Software Testing Path

See how the testing road map paves the way for promotion.

ISTQB Certification is the most popular software testing certification in the world with more than 570,000 testing certificates awarded across 100+ countries. ASTQB is the official U.S. certification board for ISTQB. That’s why American companies check with us to see if you are certified.

Not sure where to start? It’s easy:

Learn more below as to why software testers choose ISTQB software testing certification: how it makes you more competitive and paves the way to promotion and opens new opportunities for your career.

You need ISTQB certification for software testing and QA jobs because:

It makes you more competitive.

If there were two equally-qualified candidates for a software tester or QA job in your company, and only one had ISTQB software testing certification, which candidate would you rather be? Visit our software testing career center to learn the many ways ASTQB helps you build your software testing career.

It open doors for software testing jobs

Don’t just take our word for it. Here is what a software tester who holds ISTQB CTFL and CTAL-TM certifications said to us: “My next job is a cinch! They treasure testers with these certificates.”

A search for the keyword “ISTQB” on popular IT job sites such as Dice.com often result in dozens of job postings that indicate ISTQB software testing certification is a plus or a must.

It could reduce your company’s or client’s costs

Are you a manager or consultant? See how certified software testers can cut costs by downloading the free white paper, “Cut Software Development Costs”. You and your company/clients may also be able to qualify for lower tech insurance costs thanks to your ISTQB Software Tester Certification.

It gives you the flexibility to choose the education that fits your testing job

We give away the certification syllabus (body of knowledge) that covers the software testing exam topics, and let you choose the education. Take a software testing course from an ASTQB-accredited trainer, or self-study using software testing books and websites – it’s up to you. In addition, the ISTQB Foundation Level software testing certification doesn’t require recertification.

It gives you a career path to get the software testing or QA job you want

As the world’s most popular software testing certification, ISTQB is recognized in 100+ countries, making you ready for software testing jobs throughout the world. As you progress in the software testing profession, the ASTQB software testing road map makes it easy to progress to new positions.


An excellent overview of the software testing job / career path and how ISTQB fits into it can be found in the article, “Which ISTQB Software Tester Certification is Right for You?

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Are you ready to get started with your ISTQB software testing certification? Review the “Steps to Certification / FAQ” then download the free syllabus (body of knowledge) and glossary of software testing terms.


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