Quality Software Testing Certificate Programs

Trends in Employer Expectations and Program Structure

Topics: Non-Credit Programs, Program Market Research, Academic Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What are the required skills and competencies for quality software testers?
  • How are software testing programs typically structured?


The growth of software development in several major industries across the country has been accompanied by a growing demand for trained quality software testers. This report examines the growth of the software testing industry, the specific skills and competencies that employers seek in software testers, and the willingness of employers to finance software testing certificate programs for their employees. The report concludes with an overview of the types of software testing certificate programs offered nationally.

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