Jul 2021 by MARIA FORSBERG
Their mission is defining and maintaining a Body Of Knowledge that allows testers to be certified based on best practices, connecting the international software testing community, and encouraging research.
An ISTQB Certified Tester is the most widespread qualification scene in the world, and the syllabi contents and glossary have become the de facto industry reference for the software testing profession.
As of October 2019, ISTQB has administered over 920,000 exams and issued more than 673,000 certifications in over 120 countries
At the start of 2017 more than 550,000 people in more than 100 countries have taken the foundation exam, and more than 500,000 are certified testers worldwide ISTQB Certified Tester is the most widespread qualification scene in the world, and the syllabi contents and glossary have become the de facto industry reference for the software testing profession.
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The Foundation Level qualification is suitable for anyone who is involved as well as interested in software testing
Basically, it means that this certificate is the most popular and recognised all over the world for software testing engineers, that's why it is a widespread requirement for tester roles. With this certificate, it will be so much easier to land a job and to start (or enhance) your career in this field. You're more likely to be involved in projects where customers demand the certificate for testers.
ISTQB Certified Tester is the most widespread qualification scheme in the world, and the syllabi contents and glossary have become the de facto industry reference for the software testing profession
90% of the people that replied to an ISTQB survey, would highly recommend the ISTQB certification to their colleagues. ISTQB's mission is to promote the value of software testing as a profession to individuals and organisations. One aim is to enhance the efficiency of the work of software testers by certified knowledge. They are using official examination bodies to issue certifications, to expand the software testing certifications they admit member boards into the ISTQB and they foster relationships with system integrators, end-user companies and academia.
An ISTQB certification offers a career path, a way to support test engineers and test managers throughout their professional careers. Professionals can acquire competent knowledge, starting from a basic understanding of software testing to in-depth, practically orientated certifications.