ISEB (Information Systems Examinations Board, part of the British Computer Society) develops the Certified Tester Syllabus. The first Software Testers are certified in 1998.
ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is founded by 8 member boards: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK
The syllabus for the "Advanced Level" is completed.
First exams for "ISTQB® Certified-Tester Advanced Level“
The number of member boards grows steadily
The Foundation and Advanced Syllabi are improved
The number of Member Boards climbs further and the number of certifications reaches 100.000
BCS withdraws ISEB Test Practitioner scheme in favor of ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level. The first “Expert Level” syllabus is released
More than 200.000 certifications issued across the world. Issue of additional Expert Level Syllabi
New version of the Advanced Level syllabus and Glossary Testing of Terms; Activation of the "ISTQB® Partner Program"; Activation of the "ISTQB® Conference Network" & Activation of the ISTQB® Recognized Mobile app"; First issue of the "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award"
ISTQB® reaches 300.000 certificates world-wide
Agile Tester Foundation Extension material is made available;
ISTQB® reaches 400.000 certificates world-wide Model Based Tester (MBT) syllabus is released for public availability ISTQB® releases new product portfolio, with Agile and Specialist streams in addition to the historical Core one