Facts & Figures

ISTQB® is the de facto standard in the certification of software testing competences, as marked by the following figures, updated as of December 2016:

  • Number of exams administered: ~700,000
  • Number of certifications issued: 500,000+
  • Growth in exams (2016 vs 2015): +7.5%
  • Growth in Agile Tester certificates (2016 vs 2015): +44.4%
  • First Specialist certificates: 93
  • Number of Member Boards:  57
  • Number of countries directly covered by Member Boards: 81
  • World-wide geographic coverage thanks to e-exams administered by Global Exam Providers
  • Number of countries in which ISTQB® certification activities have taken place :117
  • Partners in Industry Partner Program have crossed the 150 mark, in 48 countries
  • Accredited Training Providers: 292


  • ISTQB® Certifications Growth Trend
    ISTQB® Certifications Growth Trend
  • % of ISTQB® Certificates
    % of ISTQB® Certificates
  • ISTQB® Certificates per Continent
    ISTQB® Certificates per Continent



  • Countries covered by Member Boards
    and Global Exam Providers
  • Countries covered by Global Exam Providers



ISTQB Partner Program
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ISTQB International Conference Network
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