What testing certification I should get to have better chance to find jobs? June 25, 2015 / Aditya / 5 Comments Hi, I plan to change job and have better career advancement but I'm not sure what certification I should get? Please help. Thanks Sharing is caring:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Question Previous post How to create a test scenario that coverage all basic functions in correct way? Also the template should look like a test suit (containing all of test case) Next post Image Verification 5 Comments Thanh Huynh June 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm @Aditya, Software testing certification is one of most controversial topics. Its values depends more on how we perceive it. Personally, I don’t have any certification such as ISTQB and don’t see the need to have one. It may be because I have had a few years of experience. When you are new, certification may help but in the long run, your hands-on experience, your testing practice, your brain will go with you and show their values. So, go ahead and take one if you see it can help solve your problem but don’t just stop there. Goodluck lanhuynh June 26, 2015 at 10:11 am I don’t have any testing certification in my career now, but I still have a good job in QA/Testing. However, certification and experience can help our CV more beautiful and easy-to-pass the scan CV round when finding a job. For your question, ISTQB is first-come for me 🙂 Thanh Huynh June 26, 2015 at 12:05 pm @lanhuynh, I totally agree with you. In the long run when more and more testers have certifications, having certification does not help them be stood out any more. Our experience will speak hiepluong2205 June 29, 2015 at 11:40 am How about technical certification? Database? Networking? If I need to recruit a test team for my own, a tester with Database skill or Networking skill would be great. The fastest way to show that you know, you can do is certificate. Certificate is a good way for recruiter to save time to find a qualified ones. Thanh Huynh June 29, 2015 at 3:07 pm @Hiep, The OP asked for software testing certification, so I assume he didn’t mean Database or Networking certification. Re: “The fastest way to show that you know, you can do is certificate. Certificate is a good way for recruiter to save time to find a qualified ones.” I disagree. That’s reason why I think recruiters are doing things completely wrong by thinking that certification=qualified and missing really good candidates without certification. My messages: To Recruiter: stop filtering candidates based on certifications To Testers: Feel free to get testing certification, that’s your choice but your ability to do the testing that matters Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.