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, ASTQB and ISTQB software testing certifications can lead to 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.

You must register for your ISTQB exam here on the ASTQB site because U.S. companies check our list to see if you are certified.

After this foundation level, you have lots of options. See  all the testing certifications in the software testing/QA skills career 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!”

Software Testing Path

See how the software testing/QA road map leads to new skills and 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, so American companies check with us to see if you are certified. That’s why you need to register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB.

It’s easy:

Important: You must register for ISTQB Certification via this ASTQB website because U.S. companies check with us to see if you are ISTQB certified. Bonus: You also get extra benefits by taking your exam via ASTQB, such as easier to understand exam questions!

Learn more below how ASTQB makes you more competitive as you build your software QA skills.

You need ASTQB and 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?

It open doors for software testing and QA 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.” Every day, popular job sites have dozens of job postings that ask for ISTQB software testing certification.

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 clients may also qualify for lower tech insurance costs.

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. Or make it easy, and take a software testing training course. You can even self-study using software testing books and websites. And ISTQB Foundation Level never requires recertification.

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

ASTQB’s ISTQB exams are available globally. As you progress in the software testing profession, the ASTQB software testing / QA road map makes it easy to get new jobs and promotions.


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Get started toward career success! See the “Steps to Certification”.

After you have your Foundation Level certification, see “Which Software Tester Certification is Right for You?


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