ISTQB Certified Testers can provide their expertise in software testing through a globally recognised certification process. The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) offers a range of various certificates depending on experience and expertise to verified knowledge through standardised testing.
ISTQB Certified Tester as a label of quality has caught on all over the world and is now often seen in job advertisements listed under the requirements. But what exactly should an ISTQB Certified Tester be able to do?
Basics for every ISTQB Certified Tester
With a tailored methodology and the right software testing tools for every software project, ISTQB Certified Testers ensure that the software meets the desired specifications.
They will check that programs run error-free and that the program code, languages, libraries and APIs interact successfully on the target hardware. While the main focus is on software bugs, aspects such as the proper function of the interface also play an important role.
An experienced ISTQB Certified Tester is able to design scenarios and appropriate test cases for test concepts and test specifications. They work very closely together with the responsible software developers, and in particular with the respective project manager.
Because ISTQB offers several different certifications graded on the level of knowledge, you should know the difference between them before choosing an ISTQB Certified Tester.
ISTQB Certified Tester at Foundation Level
The Foundation Level is the entry point for a ISTQB Certified Tester. They have the fundamentals such as the software life cycle, statistical tests, test case design processes and the popular test tools. Because knowledge is purely theoretical, an ISTQB Certified Testers at the Foundation Level should therefore already have good experience in software development so they can put their knowledge to use.
ISTQB Certified Tester at Advanced Level
Now is when it gets interesting with this level of certification. It builds on the foundation level and requires a minimum of 18 months’ practical experience in software projects. Existing knowledge is deepened and the participants are introduced to the tasks of a test manager.
ISTQB Certified Tester at Expert Level
The software tester will have additional specific skills for building and managing test teams. An in-depth knowledge of technical design and the improvement and automation of test routines is also part of an ISTQB Certified Tester’s role. This can be an especially large advantage in smaller developer teams with only one software tester.
Software tester as an outsourcing professionals
You can easily find an experienced software tester abroad with the quality assurance from ISTQB. If you would like to add an ISTQB Certified Tester to your team as a virtual team member, you should make sure they have already reached the advanced level. If they will be working completely independently as a software tester, then it might even be recommended to use one at the Expert Level.
The knowledge represented by ISTQB are ideally combined with many years of experience in software development, of course, in addition to at least a basic know-how in programming languages and software frameworks that are being used.
Once you know what the profile of the ISTQB Certified Tester should include, it is often easy to find the suitable outsourcing professionals from India who are also familiar with Scrum project management.
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