ISTQB® issues Worldwide Software Testing Practices Report 2015-2016

 
The International Software Testing Qualifications Board, the most popular software testing certification authority in the world, released the results of a test practices survey carried out at world-wide level. The survey, with more than 3200 respondents from 89 countries, can be considered the largest in the world in the software testing domain.

“As a non-profit organization, with its mission of advancing the software testing profession, ISTQB® regularly conducts international online surveys to assess the trends in the software testing industry”, said Mr. Gualtiero Bazzana, ISTQB® President.

The survey covers several topics, ranging from organizational and budgetary aspects, to techniques/ processes/ tools, through to skills and competencies within software testing. We believe it provides useful information for all professionals involved in the testing market, as well as direction for further evolution of the ISTQB® scheme.

Some highlights of the survey are listed below:

  • Budgets assigned to testing are large and keep on growing
  • Agile based SDLCs are being adopted ahead of traditional ones
  • Segregation of duties has become a standard practice from an organizational point of view
  • Training and certification of competences are key factors in improving test skills
  • Test automation has become very widespread in the market
  • Performance, usability and security tests are gaining traction

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Gualtiero Bazzana from Italy is the new president of ISTQB®

The General Assembly meeting of ISTQB® - the International Software Testing Qualifications Board - was held in Tel-Aviv, Israel on Thursday 26th of March 2015.
During this meeting, elections for the new Executive Committee for ISTQB® were conducted.

ISTQB® has chosen Mr. Gualtiero Bazzana, chairman of ITA-STQB – the Italian Testing Board and a respected figure in software testing internationally, to be its new elected President for 2015-2017.
Gualtiero Bazzana has been active in ISTQB® since 2007, acting as the Chair of the Marketing Working Group since 2011.

Alongside the election of a new President ISTQB® also:

  • re-elected the former ISTQB® President Mr. Yaron Tsubery from the Israeli Testing Certification Board (ITCB®) as Vice President
  • elected Mr. Kari Kakkonen from the Finnish Software Testing Board (FiSTB) as Treasurer
  • elected Mr. Geoff Thompson from the UK Testing Board (UKTB) as Secretary.

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ISTQB® announces Agile Tester Foundation Extension

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.

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More than 300,000 certifications achieved

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is proud to announce that, as of June 2013, it has issued more than 300,000 software testing certifications world-wide.

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2013 Award Winner is Harry Sneed!

ISTQB® is proud to announce that the Winner of 2013 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" is Harry Sneed for his outstanding contribution to the software quality and software testing.

Read the Press Release or visit awards.istqb.org for more information

ALTEN becomes first ISTQB® Global Partner

ISTQB® is pleased to announce that ALTEN has become the first organisation to achieve the Global Partner status with ISTQB®.

Read the Press Release or visit www.istqb.org/partner for more details about the Partner Program

Release of the 2012 Advanced Level Syllabus

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Cape Town (October 2012) approved the release of the 2012
Advanced Level Syllabus that consists of three separate, distinct syllabi for Advanced Test Manager, Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst.

For more information, read the Press Release and download the Syllabi here.

Release of the ISTQB® “standard glossary of Testing terms”, version 2.2

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Cape Town (October 2012), approved the release of the ISTQB®
"standard glossary of Testing  terms", version 2.2. The glossary uses the principle of backwards compatibility as much as possible, this version can be used today by all stakeholders and formally replaces glossary version 2.1.You can download the new glossary version 2.2 here and read the Press Release for more details.

Release of the Beta Version of the new Advanced Level (CTAL2012) Syllabus

The ISTQB® Advanced Level Syllabi 2012 is on track to be released during Fall 2012; The beta version is now available for download. Read the Press Release for more details.

More than 200.000 certifications achieved

ISTQB® announces to have issued more than 200.000 certificates world-wide.

The document can be found here.

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