Shortage of skilled testing resources ISTQB® Certification can help!

Technavio, an independent technology research and advisory company, analyzed the key challenges faced by the Global Software Testing Services market, highlighting in particular the “Shortage of Skilled Labor”.

  • The Global Pure Play Software Testing Services market is growing rapidly, thus increasing the demand for skilled labor. However, this has created a disparity in supply and demand, as a result of which, sourcing and retaining skilled labor has become a challenge.
  • The shortage of availability of required skills is now becoming a major challenge for the software testing organizations.

(Global Software Testing Services Market 2011-2015, Technavio)


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Increasing productivity of SW projects ISTQB® certification can help!

Software engineering and software project management are complex activities. Both software development and software management have dozens of methodologies and scores of tools available that are beneficial. In addition, there are quite a few methods and practices that have been shown to be harmful.

In order to evaluate the effectiveness or harm of various methods and practices Capers Jones has developed a scoring method. The data for the scoring comes from observations among about 150 Fortune 500 companies, some 400 smaller companies, and 30 government organizations. Negative scores also include data from 15 lawsuits. The rankings are based on about 20,000 projects that span 50 industries and 24 countries. The analysis is based on the author's book Software Engineering Best Practices published by McGraw Hill in 2010. Some new data is taken from The Economics of Software Quality published by Addison Wesley in 2012. This version is current through mid-2014.

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In the Year 2014!

2014 was a pretty intensive year for the ISTQB®, resulting in many visible outcomes amongst which:

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ISTQB® Effectiveness survey

According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey in addition to Agile Testing, the following have emerged as the most important topics for the future: Performance Testing, Testing for Mobile Devices, and Usability Testing. See the full report here


ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey

According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey approximately 70% of Test Managers consider it important to obtain Advanced Level certifications, and this opinion is shared by 63% of Test Engineers. See the full report.

ISTQB® Effectiveness survey

According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey Test Managers would like to have most of their staff certified at the Foundation Level. See the full report.

ISTQB® is happy to welcome ITEXICO LLC. to its Partner program!

ITEXICO LLC. has joined the program at the Silver Partnership level.



354 000 certified testers world-wide!

As of June 2014, ISTQB® has issued almost 354,000 certifications in over 100 countries world-wide, with a growth rate of more than 12,000 certifications per quarter.

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome prodot GmbH to its Partner program!

prodot GmbH has joined the program at the Silver Partnership level.



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