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The 5 Most Popular Micro-Credentials for Your Testing Career

Nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. employers agree: Earning an industry micro-credential strengthens a candidate's job application. And U.S. employers are 76% more likely to hire a candidate who has earned a micro-credential.

So obviously it's important for your career to get a micro-credential. But what are the most popular micro-credentials for software testing and QA? We looked at micro-credential exam trends and identified the top 5 micro-credentials for software QA teams:

  1. Test Automation Micro-Credential: Survey after survey shows that automation knowledge is in high demand right now, so it's no surprise that AT*SQA's Test Automation Micro-Credential is #1 in popularity. 
  2. API Testing Micro-Credential: Surveys also suggest that if you aren't working with APIs yet, you soon will be. The continued growth in API usage is making AT*SQA's API Testing Micro-Credential another top choice among testing teams.
  3. DevOps Testing Micro-Credential: More and more companies are realizing the benefits of DevOps. Testers and QA analysts don't want to be left behind, so they are getting AT*SQA's DevOps Testing Micro-Credential at a rapid pace.
  4. Testing Techniques Micro-Credential: Testing techniques are fundamental to QA testing, and companies want everyone throughout the organization to have this core knowledge, making AT*SQA's Testing Techniques Micro-Credential broadly popular.
  5. Test Approaches Micro-Credential: Similarly, test approaches are fundamentally important to QA team members, including business analysts, developers, and product managers, so AT*SQA's Test Approaches Micro-Credential is also a top choice.
AT*SQA is the world leader in software testing QA micro-credentials, and we're dedicated to keeping your career on track. Remember, only AT*SQA can add you to the Official List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™ searched by employers, plus give you Testing Tiers® tester ranking points. Building your level is especially important because it moves you up in the AT*Work™ Software Tester Directory – a critical resource if you are looking for a software QA job. 

Do have questions about the best QA micro-credential for you? Let the AT*SQA support team know how we can help.

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AT*Work Software Tester Directory

Looking for a Software Testing Job?

Do you know a tester who has been laid off, is between jobs, or does freelance work? If you do, forward this email to them.

AT*SQA's new AT*Work™ Software Tester Directory makes it easier for employers and available testers to find each other.

  • AT*Work features testers who are independent/freelance or currently between jobs due to layoffs or career changes.
  • Employers can search for testers by skill and see testers who have proven their knowledge through one or more certifications or credentials earned through AT*SQA or ASTQB. These include our ISTQB and AT*SQA certifications plus our AT*Micro micro-credentials. 

AT*Work™ is in beta testing for those who would like to be included, and will soon be available for employers to search. If you would like to appear in the AT*Work™ Software Tester Directory, simply do the following:

  1. See the AT*Work™ overview
  2. Log into your AT*Work profile
  3. Update your AT*Work preferences, answer two questions, and add your skills and experience levels

We will announce when the beta for the search functionality has started. In the meantime, opt-in to appear in AT*Work™.

Learn How AT*Work™ Helps Testers & Employers Connect
Testing Tiers® Software Tester Ranking

Are You on the List? What is Your Level?

As a professional on the Official U.S. List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™, you have shown your commitment to working efficiently with U.S. companies and their software development teams by:

  • Demonstrating your American English ability through the exam registration process
  • Passing AT*SQA's official American English version of your certification exam
  • Building your level in the Testing Tiers® software tester rankings
The only way you can appear on the Official U.S. List and Testing Tiers is by taking your ISTQB certifications, AT*SQA certifications, and AT*SQA micro-credentials through AT*SQA. Learn more now.
See the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™
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