What Are the Most Popular Software Testing Certifications?

These software testing certifications are in high demand.

If you want to maximize your appeal to employers for jobs and promotions, you should start with the most popular software testing certifications. Testing Cred has named their four most popular ISTQB certifications, and that's a good starting point, but here are more popular options that may help if you want to broaden your career path.

  1. ISTQB Foundation Level Certification. There is no denying ISTQB Foundation Level is the most popular software testing certification. The numbers prove it, employers ask for it, and it's required before you can take any other ISTQB certification exam.
  2. AT*SQA DevOps Testing Certification. DevOps isn't going away anytime soon, so if your company uses DevOps, you need this certification.
  3. ISTQB Technical Testing Certification. This is the new standard in software testing certification for those in Agile environments. With ISTQB Foundation Level version 4 now incorporating more Agile concepts, you can jump directly to this certification as a next step (ISTQB Agile Testing is still required first if you have ISTQB Foundation Level below version 4).
  4. ISTQB Test Automation Strategy Certification. We agree with Testing Cred that ISTQB Test Automation Engineering is a must-have, but the introduction of ISTQB Test Automation Strategy may be an even better choice for leaders who are setting the test automation strategy.
  5. AT*SQA AT*Micro Credentials. The AT*SQA micro-credentials can stack to certifications, so they belong in this list. There are so many choices that let you skill up quickly, so they keep growing and growing in popularity.

As always, be sure to take your software testing certification exam through AT*SQA so you can appear on the Official List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers. And if you are looking for job, you can appear in the AT*Work™ List of Testers for Hire. Plus you will earn Testing Tiers® ranking points to maximize your level in both lists.