Do You Need Certification for Software Testing?
Certification and micro-credentials can offer an advantage in getting software testing jobs and promotions.
While you can certainly become a software tester without certification or micro-credentials, you are probably limiting your career opportunities. Here are three reasons why software testing certifications and micro-credentials can help you get jobs and build your career.
- U.S. employers are asking for certification. Companies like Amazon, Blizzard Entertainment, Capgemini, Deloitte, Epic Games, General Motors, Spectrum, Volvo, and Walmart - and many, many more - ask for ISTQB certification in their job postings. That's why the Official U.S. List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™ is searched thousands and thousands of times every year.
- Employers are asking for ISTQB certification in mid-level and high-level job openings, too. As one tester noted, "As far as getting the attention of employers, I do feel that my ISTQB certifications tend to propel my resume to the top of the pile." However, ISTQB certification from AT*SQA isn't just for entry-level jobs. More than half of U.S. job postings asking for certification are for mid-level and high-level jobs. That means passing software testing certification exams can help you build your career for years and years to come!
- Micro-credentials are also highly valued by employers. A survey by Coursera found that nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. employers agreed that 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 don't stop with just certifications. Be sure to add additional software testing specialty knowledge with AT*Micro™ credentials.
Do you need certifications for software testing? Yes, and micro-credentials too, if you want to have the most career opportunities as a software tester. When you earn your QA testing certifications and micro-credentials be certain to get them through AT*SQA. Only AT*SQA can add you to the Official List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™ and award you Testing Tiers® ranking points to maximize your level. When you earn an ISTQB certification through AT*SQA, you can also choose to appear on the ISTQB SCR.
Do have questions about which software testing certifications and micro-credentials are best for you? Let the friendly AT*SQA support team know how we can help.