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Top 10 Director of QA Certifications and Training Courses Guide for 2024

According to salary.com, an IT Director of QA makes an average of $199,710 in the US, while the range is between $174,892 and $221,992.

QA Directors can come from either technical or managerial backgrounds and might want to increase their knowledge of technical and people skills. We’ve prepared a comprehensive guide to QA certifications for you, covering some of the most in-demand QA credentials.

Here are some of the topics that are covered in this list:

  • Training courses covering various QA automation tools and frameworks
  • Courses to enhance skills such as design thinking, communication, and leadership
  • What people skills are the most important, and how to be on top of the game with your team

These certification programs are highly relevant and are recognized by industry leaders.

Name + Link Description
SDET/Test Architect Essentials -Road to Full stack QA This course dives deep into SDET/Test Architect essentials, such as Jenkins pipelines scripting for CI/CD, Docker details and implementation, parsing JSON files to feed into automation tests, etc.
Rest API Testing (Automation) from Scratch This course has everything you need to know about REST API automation (including Postman).
Performance Testing Using Jmeter In this course, you will learn how to check the response time and latency of software and test if a software package is efficient for scaling. The course will help you check the strength and analyze the overall performance of an application under different load types. This course provides you insights into software behavior during workload.
Agile Leadership and Resilient Teams This course will teach you how to develop strong and flexible business relationships, assess your team resilience, and respond well to change and uncertainty.
Smart Tips: Communication This course teaches you how to communicate with impact, master presentation skills, give/receive effective feedback, and navigate tricky conversations.
Introduction to Automated Analysis This course introduces state-of-the-art techniques for automated analysis. Automated analysis encompasses both approaches to automatically generate a very large number of tests to check whether programs meet requirements, and also means by which it is possible to prove that software meets requirements and that it is free from commonly-occurring defects. The learner will become familiar with the fundamental theory and applications of such approaches, and apply a variety of automated analysis techniques on example programs.
Test Architect Master’s Course The Test Architect master’s course lets you become a Test Architect. You will work on real-world projects in Hadoop testing, Selenium testing, Software/Manual testing, ETL testing and more. In this program, you will cover 7 courses and 20 industry-based projects.
Design Thinking:Develop Innovative Ideas This course uncovers a 5-step thinking process to any design challenge. You will learn how to pitch design thinking to your team, and ideate solutions to a given problem. Once that is done, you test the prototype with users to gather feedback.
Certified Test Manager – Master Level This program offers three levels on test management certifications to help you advance in your QA career.
Leadership: How to Influence, Inspire and Impact as a Leader This course focuses on how you can become more effective as a leader, how to build trust with your team, and achieve the results you aim for by being a strong leader.

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