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1 / ISTQB Worldwide Copyright FiSTB Kari Kakkonen, FiSTB 1

2 What is ISTQB? ISTQB : International Software Testing Qualifications Board ( Non-profit association Founded in Headquarters in Belgium With own constitution, rules and regulations Composed of volunteer international Testing Experts Responsible for ISTQB Certified Tester scheme worldwide ISTQB is the world s leading organisation for Software Testing Certification Advancing the software testing profession 2

3 3 ISTQB Vision To continually improve and advance the software testing profession by: Defining and maintaining a Body of Knowledge which allows testers to be certified based on best practices, connecting the international software testing community, and encouraging research.

4 4 ISTQB Values Continuous learning Professionalism Knowledge sharing Integrity Openness Nonprofit independ ency Active member boards Consistency International presence

5 5 ISTQB Value Chain

6 ISTQB Eco-system ISTQB Creation of new syllabi Definition of worldwide rules Working Group activities Examination Body Performs exams Issues certificates Member Board Translation/ Release of new syllabi Accreditation of training providers Creation and release of exam questions Adoption of ISTQB rules Contribution to ISTQB Working Groups Perform exam/ issue certificates Certified Tester Segregation of duties International harmonization and mutual recognition Accredited Training Provider Creation of course materials Delivery of courses 6

7 7 ISTQB Working Groups Training providers Member Boards Exam Providers ISTQB General Assembly Glossary Executive Committee Release Management Foundation Marketing Product Dev. Steering Committee Strategy Governance Advanced Expert TBOK Exam Processes Audit

8 ISTQB - The Evolution 1998 ISEB (Information Systems Examinations Board, part of the British Computer Society) develops the Certified Tester Syllabus. The first Software Testers are certified in The I ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is founded by 8 member boards: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK 2003 The syllabus for the Advanced Level is completed 2004 First exams for ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level 2006 The number of member boards grows steadily 2007 The Foundation and Advanced Syllabi are improved 2009 The number of Member Boards climbs further The number of certifications reaches BCS withdraws ISEB Test Practitioner scheme in favor of ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level. The first Expert Level syllabus is released 2011 More than certifications issued across the world Issue of additional Expert Level Syllabi 2012 New version of the Advanced Level syllabus Activation of the ISTQB Partner Program First issue of the ISTQB Software Testing Excellence Award ISTQB - August

9 Footprint Geographic Coverage 46 Boards 70 Countries The countries in which ISTQB operates contribute to over 90% of the worldwide GDP 9

10 Footprint Number of Certifications As of October 2012 the number of certifications issued is over , with a trend of more than new certifications per quarter Among the technology-independent certifications schemes, ISTQB is the third one in the IT industry in number of certified persons (below only PMI and ITIL) and clearly the first in the Testing subject ISTQB constitutes an international de-facto reference 10

11 11 ISTQB Cumulative Certificates issued

12 12 ISTQB Levels and Syllabi

13 ISTQB Partner Program Provides recognition to companies that are investing in ISTQB scheme Community at large ALM developers/ Academia/ Public Administration IT User/ Service Providers Certified Professionals Training Providers /Exam bodies Member boards GA/ Exec/ WG 13

14 14 ISTQB Award ISTQB has launched the ISTQB International Software Testing Excellence Award, an annual prize that is given for outstanding contribution to the preservation, innovation or research in the field of software quality. Anyone can fill a proposal for a potential winner of the "ISTQB International Software Testing Excellence Award, filling in the Submission Form on the ISTQB website

15 ISTQB Award Copyright FiSTB

16 16 ISTQB Channels You Tube presence Slide Share presence : : LinkedIn Community : groups?about=&gid= &trk=anet_ug_grppro Twitter channel XING community Facebook Page : : :

17 ISTQB in Finland Coordinated by FiSTB (Finnish Software Testing Board), Board is responsible for Bringing Finnish perspective to international cooperation Coordinating national working groups Running Finnish Certification Body for ISTQB Organizing annual Finnish Testing Assembly conference Promoting software testing among universities through School tours Creating a network for professionals and companies FiSTB is a member of Finnish Information Processing Association (TTL ry) FiSTB cooperates with Finnish Association of Software Testing (FAST/TestausOSY)

18 ISTQB Exams in Finland Public Foundation and Advanced exams monthly by FiSTB /koekalenteri Foundation and Advanced exams by FiSTB in conjunction with accredited training provider courses See training providers for course dates or course offers On-line Foundation exams through Prometric and Prevue systems available at least at Inmics, LAN Group, Sovelto and Tieturi Number of ISTQB/ISEB Foundation certifications in Finland estimated currently from combined different sources to be over 2000, out which apprx. 400 in Copyright FiSTB

19 Kysymyksiä? Do you have an ISEB- or ISTQB-certificate? Join our LinkedIn-group Does your company appreciate testing? Become an ISTQB partner /istqb%c2%ae-kumppanuusohjelma Do you think your university needs more testing education? Ask us to speak there! Copyright FiSTB

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