Vision & Mission

ISTQB® Vision

To continually improve and advance the software testing profession by:

Defining and maintaining a Body of Knowledge which allows testers to be certified based on best practices, connecting the international software testing community, and encouraging research.

ISTQB® Mission

  1. We promote the value of software testing as a profession to individuals and organizations.
  2. We help software testers to be more efficient and effective in their work, through the certification of competencies.
  3. We enable testers to progress their career through a Professionals' Code of Ethics and a multi-level certification pathway that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their growing responsibilities and to achieve increased professionalism.
  4. We continually advance the Testing Body of Knowledge by drawing on the best available industry practices and the most innovative research, and we make this knowledge freely available to all.
  5. We set the criteria for accrediting training providers, to ensure consistent delivery of the Body of Knowledge, world-wide.
  6. We regulate the content and coverage of exam questions, the examination process, and the issuing of certifications by official examination bodies.
  7. We are committed to expanding software testing certifications around the world, by admitting member boards into the ISTQB®. These boards adhere to the constitution, bylaws, and processes defined by the ISTQB®, and participate in regular audits.
  8. We nurture an open international community, committed to sharing knowledge, ideas, and innovations in software testing.
  9. We foster relationships with academia, government, media, professional associations and other interested parties.
  10. We provide a reference point against which the effectiveness of testing services can be evaluated, by maintaining our prominence as a respected source of knowledge in software testing.