Unicus AS has joined the program at the Silver partnership level.
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).
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*Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension has been released. Download Syllabus and all related documents.
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.
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
Choucair Cardenas Testing S.A. has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. See www.choucairtesting.com
Follow our 3 step process for applying for ISTQB® Partner Program. Today over 60 companies all over the world have been applied for ISTQB® Partner Program! See more in http://www.istqb.org/partner/become-a-partner/how-to-become-a-partner.html
Capgemini Italia SpA has joined the program at the Gold partnership level. See www.it.capgemini.com/
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 www.istqb.org
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:
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.
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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 http://awards.istqb.org/
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
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
According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey there is strong demand for Agile certification throughout the world and across all major industries.
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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: www.istqb.org/about-istqb/istqb-slides
According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey the new Expert Level certifications are generating a significant amount of interest. See the full report.
Advanze Consulting Group has joined the program at the Silver partnership level. See http://www.advanze.se
Join now and stay tuned. See more in http://www.istqb.org/ (Click icons in the top-right corner of our website).
According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey the ISTQB® Foundation Level certification exams are seen as providing a reliable assessment of candidate knowledge. See the full report here.
The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of San Francisco on 28 March approved the ISTQB® Expert Level Syllabus Test Automation engineering, version Beta 2014 to be released.
According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey Test Engineers and Test Managers alike are highly satisfied with the ISTQB® CTFL certifications and happy to recommend these to their colleagues.
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The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of San Francisco on 28 March approved the ISTQB® Glossary Version 2.3 to be released.
According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey the majority of Test Managers believe that participating in the ISTQB® certification scheme will positively impact testing quality in their projects and will enable them to provide a positive career path to their employees. See the full report here
The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of San Francisco on 28 March approved the admission of Ethiopia as a new ISTQB® Member.
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.
Teamwork is a fundamental principle in Agile development. Agile emphasizes the whole-team approach consisting of developers, testers, and business representatives working together. The following are team organizational and behavioral best practices in Scrum teams:de in the team, how to organize themselves and how to divide their work. There could be teams with only developers (also doing all their needed testing), only one tester, or two or more dedicated testers. It is an advantage having two or more testers as they can work more efficiently together in so called “pair testing”.
These best practices maximize the likelihood of successful testing in Scrum projects.
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A software system can and has to be tested on different levels of abstraction. Typical such levels are (see [ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus, 2011, Chapter 2.2]): Component Testing, Integration Testing and System Testing. These levels of abstraction exist for every product/system, regardless whether the system was or is build following a traditional development model or an agile development approach. As a result a project team creates and maintains test cases on each of these levels. The interfaces to be called or stimulated by a specific test case can look quite different depending on the test level of the specific test case. So if a test case is automated the test tool in use must be appropriate for the level specific test interface. Usually component and integration level tests are automated using so called 'Unit Testing Frameworks' (see [Meszaros 07]). On system level functional tests are often automated using so called 'GUI-Testing Tools' to simulate interactions of a system end user with the system via the systems Graphical User Interface (GUI). But depending on the systems technical architecture and the test type (e.g. performance test) it could be necessary or possible to execute a system level test case via the systems API (e.g. a service API) rather than via its GUI and thus to automate such test cases using a specialized testing tool (e.g. for performance testing) or even to use a Unit Testing Framework (interfacing the system level API).
The text above is a sample from the upcoming Agile Tester Extension that will be released in early 2014. Please note that Agile Tester Extension is in its alpha phase, which means that its content may change. Visit www.istqb.org to get latest information.