ISTQB®: Worldwide Footprint

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 1998
2002 The 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“ are released
2006 The number of member boards grows steadily
2007 The Foundation and Advanced Syllabi are enhanced
2009 The number of Member Boards climbs further
The number of certifications reaches 100 000
2010 BCS withdraws the ISEB Test Practitioner scheme in favor of ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level. The first “Expert Level” syllabus is released
2011 The number of certifications exceeds 200 000 globally
Issue of additional Expert Level Syllabi
2012 New version of the Advanced Level syllabus and Glossary Testing of Terms; Activation of the “ISTQB® Partner Program”; Activation of the “ISTQB® Conference Network”; Activation of the “ISTQB® Recognized Mobile app” program; Launch of the “ISTQB® international Software Testing Excellence Award”
2013 The number of certifications exceeds 300 000 globally

GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE – COVERAGE BY MEMBER BOARDS

ISTQB® can count on 45 Member Boards covering 69 Countries that represent over 90% of the world-wide GDP

GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE – COVERAGE BY GLOBAL EXAM PROVIDERS

  • In addition to the coverage offered by Member Boards, ISTQB® can count on Global exam providers that can perform exams (both e-exams and paper based exams) world-wide.
  • In 2013Q1, for example, certificates were issued in the following countries not directly covered by ISTQB® Member Boards
    • Angola
    • Lebanon
    • Armenia
    • Lithuania
    • Azerbaijan
    • Macedonia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Malta
    • Botswana
    • Mauritius
    • Cyprus
    • Moldova
    • Greece
    • Oman
    • Iceland
    • Pakistan
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • Jamaica
    • Slovenia
    • Kenya
    • Thailand
    • Kuwait
    • United Arab Emirates

FOOTPRINT – NUMBER OF CERTIFICATIONS

  • As of March 2013 the number of certifications issued has exceeded 295 000, with more than 12 000 new certifications being issued per quarter; as of date of issue of this report, the number of ISTQB® certifications issued has thus exceeded 300 000
  • Among the technology-independent certifications schemes, ISTQB® is the third largest in the IT industry in terms of the number of people certified (exceeded only by PMI and ITIL)
  • ISTQB® is the largest testing certification scheme in the world and has become an international de-facto reference on recommended testing practices

ISTQB® CUMULATIVE CERTIFICATES ISSUED

FOOTPRINT NUMBER OF CERTIFICATIONS

  • The distribution of Certificates issued by ISTQB® as of March 2013 is as follows:

RESULTS ANALYSIS PASS-RATE

RESULTS ANALYSIS NUMBER OF ACCREDITED TRANING PROVIDERS

  • ISTQB® has a large number of accredited training providers worldwide
  • As of June 2013 there were:
    • 180+ Accredited Training Providers for Foundation Level
    • 80+ Accredited Training Providers for Advanced Level
  • The list of accredited training providers is available on the ISTQB® Web Site

Contact Information

UK Testing Board

1 The Walk

128a High Street

Billericay

Essex

CM12 9DF

E-mail: info@uktb.org.uk

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