ISTQB® is happy to welcome TestPro for Software Testing Services, LP to its Partner program!

TestPro for Software Testing Services, LP has joined the program at the Silver partnership level.

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Unicus AS. to its Partner program!

Unicus AS has joined the program at the Silver partnership level.

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Tester, are you playing an important role in the retrospectives?

Testers should play an important role in the retrospectives, and test activities should be examined in the retrospectives. Testers are part of the team and bring their unique perspective (*On Chapter 1.2.3 Retrospectives in Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension).

Tell us about your experiences about retrospectives from the point of view of testing and leave your comment under this topic 

*Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension has been released. Download Syllabus and all related documents


FiSTB TESTING ASSEMBLY 25.9.2014 - Agile Testing: the current state and future

FiSTB organizes third annual FiSTB Testing Assembly on Thursday 25.9.2014 in Hotel Presidentti, Helsinki. Seminar is free for FiSTB- and TestausOSY/FAST-members and for the ones that have ISTQB/ISEB certificate. For others the registration fee is 100€. Click here for the registration to the seminar (DL 7.9.2014). See more information about the conference

Agile Tester Foundation Extension has been released!

As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing the software testing profession, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is proud to announce the release of the Agile Tester Foundation Extension. These days all software testing professionals need to be familiar with the values and principles that underpin agile projects and this is why the new module has been created as an optional extension to the Foundation level. Download Syllabus and all related documents in here

ISTQB® is happy to welcome Choucair Cardenas Testing S.A. to its Partner program!

Choucair Cardenas Testing S.A. has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. See


ISTQB® is happy to welcome Capgemini Italia SpA to its Partner program!

Capgemini Italia SpA has joined the program at the Gold partnership level. See

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ISTQB® goes agile!

The certification for Foundation Level Extension – Agile Tester is designed for professionals who are working within Agile environments. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing Agile methods in the near future, or are working within companies that plan to do so, The certification provides an advantage for those who would like to know the required Agile activities, roles, methods, and methodologies specific to their role. Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension will be released soon. Stay tuned and visit

In Chapter 3.1.1 in Agile Tester Extension: Acceptance Test-Driven Development

Acceptance Test-Driven Development

Acceptance test-driven development [Adzic09], like test-driven development, is also based on the test first concept. It defines acceptance criteria and tests early in the development process during the creation of the user story (see Section 1.2.2). Acceptance test-driven development is a collaborative approach that allows every stakeholder to understand how the software component has to behave and what the developers, testers, and business representatives need to ensure this behavior.

The following is a typical acceptance test-driven development cycle:

  1. The whole team defines tests that simulate intended behavior
  2. Testers and/or developers create automated acceptance tests with test tools
  3. Developers program the intended behavior
  4. Testers and/or developers run the automated acceptance tests

Acceptance test-driven development creates reusable tests for regression testing. Specific tools support creation and execution of such tests, often within the continuous integration process. These tools can connect to data and service layers of the application. This allows tests to be executed at the system or acceptance level, in the appropriate test environments. Acceptance test-driven development allows quick resolution of defects and validation of feature behavior. It helps determine if the acceptance criteria are met for the feature. Acceptance test-driven development facilitates the use of external testing teams to perform functional testing.

The text above is a sample from the upcoming Agile Tester Extension that will be released soon. Visit to get latest information.

ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award - Nominate your choice!

ISTQB® has launched the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award, an annual prize that is given for outstanding contributions to the field of software quality. Anyone can make a nomination for the Award, which recognises innovation, research, and the promotion of the software testing profession. Nominate your choice for the International Software Testing Excellence Award before the 16th of August. See more information in

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ISTQB® has issued 320,000 certifications in 70 countries world-wide

As of September 2013, ISTQB® has issued 320,000 certifications in 70 countries world-wide, with a growth rate of more than 12,000 certifications per quarter. The scheme relies on a Body of Knowledge (Syllabi and Glossary) and exam rules that are applied consistently all over the world, with exams and supporting material being available in many languages. See more facts & figures 

ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey 2013-14

According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey approximately 70% of survey participants attribute a significant part of their certification success to the courses they undertook from accredited training providers. See the full report 


ISTQB® Effectiveness survey

According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey there is strong demand for Agile certification throughout the world and across all major industries.

See the full report 


Find out about ISTQB® certifications …in a Nutshell!

This short presentation answers questions including: what is the ISTQB®? how many questions are there in an Advanced Test Manager exam? what is an "Extension"?

"ISTQB® in a Nutshell" is available for download at the following page: 

ISTQB Partner Program
Discover the program designed to support companies that invest in ISTQB® Certifications. Go to the website »»


ISTQB International Conference Network
Find out all the ISTQB® related conferences organized world-wide. Read more »»


Learn about the annual prize for contributions to the innovation, research and awareness in software quality and testing. Go to the website »»