Referenced Books in ISTQB® Syllabi

Foundation Level 2018

  • Andreas Spillner (2014), Software Testing Foundations, 4th Edition, Rocky Nook
  • Beizer Boris (1990), Software Testing Techniques (2nd edition), Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • Black, R. (2017), Agile Testing Foundations, BCS Learning & Development Ltd: Swindon UK
  • Graham, D. and Fewster, M. (2012), Experiences of Test Automation, Pearson Education: Boston MA
  • Jorgensen, P. (2014), Software Testing, A Craftsman’s Approach (4e), CRC Press: Boca Raton FL
  • Kaner, C., Padmanabhan, S. and Hoffman, D. (2013), The Domain Testing Workbook, Context-Driven Press
  • Kramer, A., Legeard, B. (2016), Model-Based Testing Essentials: Guide to the ISTQB Certified Model-Based Tester: Foundation Level, Wiley
  • Shull, F., Rus, I., Basili, V. July 2000, “How Perspective-Based Reading can Improve Requirement Inspections”, IEEE Computer
  • Wiegers, K. (2002), Peer Reviews in Software, Pearson Education: Boston MA

Foundation Level 2011:

  • Beizer Boris (1990), Software Testing Techniques (2nd edition), Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • Rex Black (2001), Managing the Testing Process (2nd edition), John Wiley & Sons
  • Hans Buwalda et al. (2001), Integrated Test Design and Automation, Addison Wesley
  • Lee Copeland (2004), A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design, Artech House
  • Rick David Craig and Stefan P. Jaskiel (2002), Systematic Software Testing, Artech House
  • Mark Fewster and Graham Dorothy (1999), Software Test Automation, Addison Wesley
  • Tom Gilb and Dorothy Graham (1993), Software Inspection, Addison Wesley
  • Bill Hetzel (1988), Complete Guide to Software Testing, QED
  • Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettticord (2002), Lessons Learned in Software Testing, John Wiley & Sons
  • Glenford J. Myers (1979), The Art of Software Testing, John Wiley & Sons
  • Erik van Veenendaal (2004), The Testing Practitioner, UTN Publishers

Foundation Level - Agile Tester:

  • Leo van der Aalst and Cecile Davis (2013), TMap NEXT® in Scrum ICT-Books.com
  • Gojko Adzic (2009), Bridging the Communication Gap: Specification by Example and Agile Acceptance Testing, Neuri Limited
  • David Anderson (2010), Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business, Blue Hole Press
  • Kent Beck (2002), Test-driven Development: By Example, Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Kent Beck and Cynthia Andres (2004), Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, 2e, Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Rex Black (2007), Pragmatic Software Testing, John Wiley and Sons
  • Rex Black (2009), Managing the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing, 3e, Wiley
  • David Chelimsky et al (2010), The RSpec Book: Behavior Driven Development with Rspec, Cucumber, and Friends, Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Mike Cohn (2004), User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development, Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory (2008), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Adam Goucher and Tim Reilly, editors (2009), Beautiful Testing: Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software, O'Reilly Media
  • Ron Jeffries, Ann Anderson, and Chet Hendrickson (2000), Extreme Programming Installed, Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour (2011), The Economics of Software Quality, AddisonWesley Professional
  • Tilo Linz (2014), Testing in Scrum: A Guide for Software Quality Assurance in the Agile World, Rocky Nook
  • Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle (2001), Agile Software Development with Scrum, Prentice Hall
  • Erik van Veenendaal (2012), The PRISMA approach, Uitgeverij Tutein Nolthenius
  • Karl Wiegers and Joy Beatty (2013), Software Requirements, 3e, Microsoft Press

Foundation Level - Usability Testing:

  • Lorin W. Anderson, David R. Krathwohl (eds.) (2001) A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Allyn & Bacon
  • Carol M. Barnum (2011), Usability Testing Essentials, Elsevier
  • John Brooke, SUS – A ‘Quick and Dirty’ Usability Scale, in Patrick W. Jordan, Bruce Thomas, Bernard A. Weerdmeester, Ian L. McClelland (eds.), Usability evaluation in industry, Taylor & Francis
  • Malcolm Gladwell (2008), Outliers – The Story of Success,, Little, Brown and Company
  • Rex Hartson, Pardha S. Pyla (2012), The UX Book, Morgan Kaufman
  • Jon A. Krosnick, Stanley Presser (2010), Question and Questionnaire Designin Peter V. Marsden, James D. Wright (eds.), Handbook of Survey Research, Second Edition, Emerald Group Publishing
  • Steve Krug (2010), Surgery Made Easy, New Riders
  • Michael C. Medlock, Dennis Wixon, Mark Terrano, Ramon L. Romero, Bill Fulton (2002), Using the RITE method to improve products: A definition and a case study, Usability Professionals Association 2002 Conference, Orlando Florida
  • Rolf Molich (2007), Usable Web Design, Nyt Teknisk Forlag
  • Rolf Molich, Kasper Hornbæk, Steve Krug, Josephine Scott, Jeff Johnson (2008), Recommendations on Recommendations, User Experience Magazine, Issue 4
  • Adam Goucher and Tim Reilly, editors (2009), Beautiful Testing: Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software, O'Reilly Media
  • Jakob Nielsen, Heuristic Evaluation, in Jakob Nielsen, Robert L. Mack (eds.) (1994), Usability Inspection Methods, John Wiley & Sons
  • Tomer Sharon (2012), It’s Our Research: Getting Stakeholder Buy-in for User Experience Research Projects, Morgan Kaufman
  • Chauncey Wilson (2007), Designing Useful and Usable Questionnaires: You Can’t Just “Throw a Questionnaire Together”, interactions

Foundation Level - Mobile Application Testing:

  • Daniel Knott, “Hands-On Mobile App Testing: A Guide for Mobile Testers and Anyone Involved in the Mobile App Business”, 1. Edition, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-0134191713
  • Jonathan Kohl, “Tap into mobile application testing”, leanpub.com, 2017, ISBN-13: 978-0995982321
  • Boris Beizer, “Black Box Testing: Techniques for Functional Testing of Software and Systems”, 1. Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1995, ISBN-13: 978-0471120940
  • Rex Black et al., “Agile Testing Foundations”, BCS Learning & Development Ltd: Swindon UK, 2017, ISBN-13: 978-1780173368
  • Rex Black, “Managing the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing”, 3. Edition, John Wiley & Sons: New York NY, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-0470404157
  • Hans Buwalda, “Integrated Test Design and Automation”, 1. Edition, Addison-Wesley Longman, 2001, ISBN-13: 978-0201737257
  • Lee Copeland, “A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design”, Artech House, 2003, ISBN-13: 978-1580537919
  • Rick David Craig, Stefan P. Jaskiel, “Systematic Software Testing”, Artech House, 2002, ISBN-13: 978-1580535083

Foundation Level - Acceptance Testing:

  • [Anderson01] Lorin W. Anderson, David R. Krathwohl (eds.) “A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives”, Allyn & Bacon, 2001, ISBN 978-0801319037
  • [Cohn04] Mike Cohn, “User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development”, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2004, ISBN: 978-0321205681
  • [Frontiera 2012] Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl, “Team Turnarounds: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams”, Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (July 24, 2012), ISBN: 978-1118144787
  • [Nielsen94] Jakob Nielsen “Heuristic evaluation”. Nielsen, J., and Mack, R.L. (Eds.), “Usability Inspection Methods” - John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 1994, ISBN 0-471-01877-5
  • [Pugh11] Ken Pugh, “Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development: Better Software Through Collaboration”, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2011, ISBN: 978-0321714084
  • [Rubin08] Jeffrey Rubin and Dana Chisnell, “Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests”, Wiley; 2nd edition (May 12, 2008), ISBN: 978-0470185483
  • [Smart14] John Ferguson Smart, “BDD in Action: Behavior-driven development for the whole software lifecycle”, Manning Publications, 2014, ISBN: 978-1617291654
  • [Ury12] Roger Fisher and William Ury, “Getting to yes”, Patton Ed. Random House Business Books, 2012, ISBN: 978-1847940933
  • [Whittaker09] James Whittaker, “Exploratory Software Testing: Tips, Tricks, Tours, and Techniques to Guide Test Design”, Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (September 4, 2009), ISBN: 978-0321636416

Advanced Level:

  • Beizer Boris (1995), Black-box testing, John Wiley & Sons
  • Rex Black (2002), Managing the Testing Process (2nd edition), John Wiley & Sons
  • Rex Black (2003), Critical Testing Processes, Addison-Wesley
  • Rex Black (2007), Pragmatic Software Testing, John Wiley and Sons
  • Ilene Burnstein (2003), Practical Software Testing, Springer
  • Hans Buwalda (2001) , Integrated Test Design and Automation, Addison-Wesley Longman
  • Lee Copeland (2003), A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design, Artech House
  • Rick David Craig and Stefan P. Jaskiel (2002), Systematic Software Testing, Artech House
  • Paul Gerrard and Neil Thompson (2002), Risk-based e-business testing, Artech House
  • Gilb Tom and Graham Dorothy (1993), Software inspection, Addison-Wesley
  • Dorothy Graham, Erik van Veenendaal, Isabel Evans, Rex Black (2007) , Foundations of Software Testing, Thomson Learning
  • M. Grochmann (1994), Test case design using Classification Trees in conference proceeedings, Star
  • Paul C.Jorgensen (2002), Software Testing, a Craftsman's Approach, 2nd Edition, CRC press
  • Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichord (2002), Lessons Learned in Software Testing, Wiley
  • Tim Koomen and Martin Pol (1999), Test Process Improvement, Addison-Wesley
  • Glenford J.Myers (1979) , The Art of Software Testing, John Wiley & Sons
  • Martin Pol, Ruud Teunissen and Erik van Veenendaal (2002), Software Testing: A Guide to the Tmap Approach, Addison-Wesley
  • Steven Splaine, Stefan P.,Jaskiel (2001), The Web-Testing Handbook, STQE Publishing
  • D.H. Stamatis (1995), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, ASQC Quality Press
  • Erik van Veenendaal (2002), The Testing Practitioner, UTN Publishing
  • James Whittaker (2003), How to Break Software, Addison-Wesley
  • James Whittaker and Herbert Thompson (2004), How to Break Software Security, Pearson / Addison-Wesley

Expert Level - Improving the Test Process:

  • John Hayes, John Adams and Barrie Hopson (1976), Transition: Understanding & managing personal change
  • L. W. Anderson and D. R. Krathwohl (eds) (2001), A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Allyn & Bacon
  • Eastwood Atwater (1981), I Hear You, Prentice-Hall
  • A. J. Bernstein (2001), Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry, McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Rex Black (2003), Critical Testing Processes, Addison-Wesley
  • Ilene Burnstein (2003), Practical Software Testing, Springer
  • Tony Buzan (1995), The Mindmap Book, BBC-Books
  • R. Cialdini (2006), Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Harper Business
  • Rick David Craig and Stefan P. Jaskiel (2002), Systematic Software Testing, Artech House
  • Lee Copeland (2003), A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design, Artech House
  • Isabel Evans (2004), Achieving Software Quality through Teamwork, Artech House
  • Stephen Few (2006), Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data, O'Reilly Media
  • Milo O. Frank (1990), How to get your point across in 30 seconds or less, Simon & Schuster
  • T. Gilb and D. Graham (1993), Software Inspection, Addison-Wesley
  • M. Gladwell (2001), The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Little Brown & Co
  • Peter Honey and A. Mumford (2002), The Learning Styles Helper's Guide, Peter Honey Publications
  • W. Humphrey (2000), Introduction to the Team Software Process, SEI
  • W. Humphrey (1997), Introduction to the Personal Software Process, SEI
  • Darrell Huff (1993), How to Lie with Statistics, W.W. Norton
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Expert Level, Certification Extension Process, Version 1.0, June, 17th 2008 (Available from ISTQB®-Web)
  • ISTQB® Exam Guidelines for Expert Level, Version 1.0, (Available from ISTQB®-Web)
  • ITIL (2002), Best Practice for Service Support, Office of Government Commerce
  • ITIL (2002), Best Practice for Service Delivery, Office of Government Commerce
  • Bob McFeeley/Software Engineering Institute (SEI) (1996), IDEAL: A User's Guide for Software Process Improvement
  • Kaoru Ishikawa (1991), What Is Total Quality Control? The Japanese Way, Prentice Hall Business Classics
  • Joseph M. Juran and A. Blanton Godfrey (2000), Quality Handbook, McGraw-Hill International Editions
  • Naomi Karten (2009), Changing How You Manage and Communicate Change: Focusing on the Human Side of Change, IT Governance Publishing
  • John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber (2005), Our Iceberg is Melting, Pan Macmillan
  • Tim Koomen and Martin Pol (1999), Test Process Improvement, Addison-Wesley
  • Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler (2007), On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Scribner Book Company
  • A. H. Maslow (1998), Toward a Psychology of Being, Wiley
  • A. H. Maslow (1998), Maslow on Management, Wiley
  • J.D. Mayer (2004), Emotional intelligence: Key readings on the Mayer and Salovey model, Dude Publishing
  • Isabel Briggs Myers (1980), Understanding Personality Type, DaviesBlack Publishing (Reprint edition 1995)
  • Richard E. Nance and James D. Arthur (2002), Managing Software Quality: A Measurement Framework for Assessment and Prediction, Springer
  • A. Johnston Page and K. B. Rollinson (2008), How we test software at Microsoft, Pub. Microsoft
  • M. Pol. and E. van Veenendaal (1998), Structured testing of information systems: an introduction to Tmap®, Kluwer
  • Mike Robson (1995), Problem Solving in Groups, Gower
  • Satir V., Banmen, J., Gerber J., Gomori M. (1991), The Satir model: Family therapy and beyond, Science and Behavior Books
  • Sogeti (2009), TPI Next – Business Driven Test Process Improvement, UTN Publishing
  • Trienekens and van Veenendaal (1997), Software Quality from a Business Perspective, Kluwer
  • E. Tufte (1990), Visual Explanations, Graphics Press
  • E. Tufte (1997), Envisioning Information, Graphics Press
  • Wagner (1996), The Transactional Manager, Spiro Press
  • G. Weinberg (1992), Quality Software Management, Vol. 1, Dorset House

Expert level - Test Management:

  • Rex Black (2003), Critical Testing Processes: Plan, Prepare, Perform, Perfect, Addison-Wesley
  • Rex Black (2009), Managing the Testing Process, Wiley
  • Barry Boehm and Richard Turner (2003), Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed, Addison-Wesley
  • Fred Brooks (1995), The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, 2ed., Addison-Wesley
  • Rick David Craig and Stefan P. Jaskiel (2002), Systematic Software Testing, Artech House
  • Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister (1999), Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, 2ed., Dorset House
  • Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister (2003), Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects, Dorset House
  • Esther Derby and Diany Larsen (2006), Agile Retrospectives - Making Good Teams Great, The Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Peter Drucker (2006), The Practice of Management, Harper
  • Patricia Ensworth (2001), The Accidental Project Manager: Surviving the Transition from Techie to Manager, Wiley
  • Isabel Evans (2004), Achieving Software Quality through Teamwork, Artech House
  • Robert Galen (2004), Software Endgames: Eliminating Defects, Controlling Change, And The Countdown To On-time Delivery, Dorset House
  • Robert Glass (2002), Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering, Addison-Wesley
  • Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (1999), Software Test Automation, Addison-Wesley
  • Kaoru Ishikawa (1991), What Is Total Quality Control? The Japanese Way, Prentice Hall Business Classics
  • Capers Jones (1993), Assessment and Control of Software Risks, Prentice Hall
  • Capers Jones (2007), Estimating Software Costs: Bringing Realism to Estimating, McGraw-Hill
  • Capers Jones (2008), Applied Software Measurement: Global Analysis of Productivity and Quality, 3ed., McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
  • Stephen Kan (2002), Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering, 2ed., Addison-Wesley
  • Nancy Leveson (1995), Safeware: System Safety and Computers, Addison-Wesley
  • Steve McConnell (1997), Software Project Survival Guide, Microsoft Press
  • Steve McConnell (1999), After the Gold Rush: Creating a True Profession of Software Engineering, Microsoft Press
  • Judy McKay (2007), Managing the Test People, Rocky Nook
  • Isabel Briggs Myers (1980), Understanding Personality Type, Davies-Black Publishing, reprint edition, 1995
  • Project Management Institute (2008), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 4ed., Project Management Institute
  • Tim Riley and Adam Goucher (2009), Beautiful Testing, O'Reilly
  • Johanna Rothman (2004), Hiring The Best Knowledge Workers, Techies and Nerds: The Secrets & Science Of Hiring Technical People, Dorset House
  • Johanna Rothman (2007), Manage It!: Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management, Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Mark Utting and Bruno Legeard (2006), Practical Model-Based Testing: A Tools Approach, Morgan Kaufmann
  • Edward Yourdon (2003), Death March, 2ed., Prentice Hall
  • James Whittaker (2002), How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing, Addison-Wesley
  • Karl Wiegers (1996), Creating a Software Engineering Culture, Dorset House
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