Sourcing and retaining skilled software testing labor has become a challenge that is likely to grow in the future as the demand for these skills continue to outstrip supply. ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is the worldwide leader in the certification of competencies in software testing. It promotes the value of software testing as a profession to individuals and organisations.
ISTQB® certification can provide a competitive advantage for companies, promising a higher level of reliability of the applications being developed due to efficient and cost-effective testing practices derived from the ISTQB® competencies. Consultants who are ISTQB® certified offer higher-level services to customers, increasing revenues and brand value.
Why ISTQB Certification and Training?
Software testing has traditionally been perceived as a necessary overhead that can be undertaken by the less skilled and untrained staff. The modern demands for high quality software systems delivered within ever shorter timescales has heightened the need for more efficient and more effective software testing practices and this in turn has emphasized the need for software testing skills and competencies.
The vast majority of IT training programmes either ignore software testing skills or pay them very cursory attention. The ISTQB® certification scheme provides the much needed skills and competencies based on the Testing Body of Knowledge that is defined and maintained by ISTQB®.
Who are the target audience for ISTQB training?
The Foundation Level qualification is primarily aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. This includes people in roles such as test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals.
The Advanced Level qualification is aimed at people who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing. This includes people in roles such as Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and Software Developers.
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