Facts & Figures

ISTQB® is the de facto standard in the certification of software testing competences, as marked by the following figures, updated as of  October 2019:

  • Number of exams administered: 920,000+
  • Number of certifications issued: 673,000+
  • Growth in Agile Tester certificates (2018/H1 vs 2019/H1): +4%
  • Growth in Specialist exams: 187%
  • Number of Member Boards:  63
  • Number of countries directly covered by Member Boards: 100
  • Number of countries in which ISTQB® certification activities have taken place :120
  • Partners in Industry Partner Program have crossed the 225 mark, in 48 countries
  • Accredited Training Providers: 324


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



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