In the Year 2014!

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

Share your expectations for 2015 with us and, please remember to join and follow official ISTQB® social media communities!

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

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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.

See http://www.itexico.com/

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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.

See more facts and figures here: http://www.istqb.org/about-istqb/facts-and-figures.html

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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.

See https://prodot.de/de

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Annet Technologies to its Partner program!

Annet Technologies has joined the program at the Silver partnership level.

See www.annet.com

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New Advanced Level Working Group Vice Chair: Mr. Graham Bath

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of Budapest on 31st October voted and approved Mr. Graham Bath as Advanced Level Working Group Vice Chair

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Capgemini Nederland BV to its Partner program!

Capgemini Nederland BV has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level.

See www.capgemini.com

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome infeurope S.A. to its Partner program!

infeurope S.A. has joined the Partner Program at the Gold partnership level.

See http://www.infeurope.lu/ 

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome YSoft Corporation to its Partner program!

YSoft Corporation has joined the program at the Gold partnership level.

See www.ysoft.com

ISTQB® is happy to welcome The Test Leaders cvba to its Partner program!

The Test Leaders cvba has joined the program at the Silver partnership level. 

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2014 ISTQB® Award Winner is Capers Jones!

ISTQB® is proud to announce that the Winner of the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award 2014 is Mr. Capers Jones for his notable contributions in increasing public awareness of the importance of software engineering best practices and in contributing quantitative data to the international community. Capers is a well-known author and international public speaker and has designed a range of risk, cost, and quality estimation and measurement tools. During his extensive career Mr Capers Jones, along with his colleagues, has collected data from thousands of projects, hundreds of corporations, and dozens of government organizations. This historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy.

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 Read about the Award

Expert Level Syllabus - Test Automation - Engineering Version 2014 is available

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of London on 4 July approved Expert Level Syllabus - Test Automation - Engineering Version 2014 to be released. Download Syllabus and other available documents 

ISTQB® is happy to welcome CitelGroup to its Partner program!

CitelGroup has joined the program at the Silver partnership level. 

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The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of London on 4 July approved ISTQB® Glossary Version 2.4. to be released

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of London on 4 July approved ISTQB® Glossary Version 2.4. to be released. Download Glossary and other available documents 

ISTQB® is happy to welcome Business Partner Technologies S.A. to its Partner program!

 Business Partner Technologies S.A. has joined the program at the Silver partnership level. 

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Welcome Azerbaijan!

The General Assembly meeting of London 4 July approved the admission of Azerbaijan as a new ISTQB® member. Find the ISTQB® Board closest to you

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Mindfire Solutions to its Partner program!

Mindfire Solutions has joined the program at the Gold partnership level. 

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Welcome Morocco!

The General Assembly meeting of London 4 July approved the admission of Morocco as a new ISTQB® member. Find the ISTQB® Board closest to you 

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Are you testing in Kanban?

Kanban features some similarities to Scrum. In both frameworks, visualizing the active tasks (e.g., on a public whiteboard) provides transparency of content and progress of tasks. Tasks not yet scheduled are waiting in a backlog and moved onto the Kanban board as soon as there is new space (production capacity) available. Iterations or sprints are optional in Kanban. The Kanban process allows releasing its deliverables item by item, rather than as part of a release. Timeboxing as a synchronizing mechanism, therefore, is optional, unlike in Scrum, which synchronizes all tasks within a sprint. (*On Chapter 1.2 Aspects of Agile Approaches in Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension).

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Tell us about your experiences about testing in Kanban and leave your comment under this topic.

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

ISTQB® is happy to welcome Vodafone International Services to its Partner program!

Vodafone International Services has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. See http://www.vodafone.com/

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