Different Types of Software Testing Qualifications
Software Testing Qualifications best for different levels
Looking to get certified for software testing as part of quality assurance?
Best Certifications Widely Used For QA Testing Professionals – Here's a list.
Certifications are important as not only it adds a line to your resume but also it determines the range of projects you can work on - banking and finance clients often ask for certified testers.
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Major organizations issuing certifications and learning resources
Level 1 (0-5 Years experience)
1) Various Certifications Issued by Institutions Locally
CAST – Certified Associate In Software Testing
You need to master Software Testing Body of Knowledge (STBOK) to pass the xam.
2) ISTQB - Foundation Level
It has been issued to 700000 professionals around the world, alternatively, you can apply for your local version for example JSTQB stands for Japan Software Testing Qualifications Board.
Level 2 (5 – 8 Years experience)
1) CSTE – Certified Software Test Engineer
You need to be actively working in software testing related jobs with degrees in IT field. You need to master CBOK (Common Body of Knowledge) to prepare for the exam.
2) HP HP0-M102 for UFT
Level 3 (8 – 11 Years experience) – Suitable for test architect and manager role
1) ISTQB – Advanced Level – Test Analyst, ISTQB – Advanced Level – Technical test Analyst
Different syllabus for Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst respectively.
Again, you need to have active status in the field and have passed foundation levels.
2) ISTQB – Advanced Level – Test Manager
3) ISTQB – Expert Level – Test Manager
And ISTQB – Expert Level – Improving the testing process
Fee: $375 for each
ISTQB Agile Tester Certification
CASTP - P Certified
CASTP- M Certified
Advanced Test Automation Engineer
Commonly, professionals pursue foundation and CSM certification first, then move on to more advanced courses. What's worth noting is that, even if you have a higher level of certification, in order to become a manager, it has to come with actual working years within organizations.
Hope this helps!