USEFUL RESOURCES


Below is a list of useful resources that we believe could be helpful in gaining ISTQB certifications.

The UKTB does not endorse any of the resources as study aids in their own right for preparation of the ISTQB exams without undertaking a level of training from an accredited training provider.

Study Books


The UKTB is currently aware of the following books that address the ISTQB Certification Syllabi:

Foundation

  • Rex Black, Erik Van Veenendaal, Dorothy Graham (2012), Foundations of Software Testing – ISTQB® Certification, 3rd ed., Cengage Learning
  • Peter Morgan, Angelina Samaroo, Brian Hambling (2010), Software Testing: An ISTQB®-ISEB Foundation Guide, British Computer Society
  • Andreas Spillner, Tilo Linz and Hans Schaefer (2014), Software Testing Foundations: A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam, 4th ed., Rocky Nook
  • Bernard Homès (2013), Fundamentals of Software Testing, ISTE Ltd and John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Daniel Chelliah, David Ross, Sharon Campbell (2013), What is Software Testing?: ISTQB Foundation Companion and Study Guide, 1st ed., BookBaby


Foundation – Model-Based Tester

  • Anne Kramer, Bruno Legeard, Gualtiero Bazzana (Foreword by), Robert V. Binder (Foreword by) (2016), Model-Based Testing Essentials – Guide to the ISTQB Certified Model-Based Tester: Foundation Level, WILEY, May 2016


Advanced - Test Analyst

  • Rex Black (2008), Advanced Software Testing – Vol. 1: Guide to the ISTQB® Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst, Rocky Nook
  • Graham Bath and Judy McKay (2014), The Software Test Engineer’s Handbook: A Study Guide for the ISTQB® Test Analyst and Technical Analyst Advanced Level Certificates, 2nd ed., Rocky Nook


Advanced - Technical Test Analyst

  • Rex Black, Jamie Mitchell (2011), Advanced Software Testing – Vol. 3: Guide to the ISTQB® Advanced Certification as an Advanced Technical Test Analyst, Rocky Nook
  • Graham Bath and Judy McKay (2014), The Software Test Engineer’s Handbook: A Study Guide for the ISTQB® Test Analyst and Technical Analyst Advanced Level Certificates, 2nd ed., Rocky Nook


Advanced - Test Manager

  • Rex Black (2014), Advanced Software Testing – Vol. 2: Guide to the ISTQB® Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager, 2nd ed., Rocky Nook
  • Rex Black (2008), ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager Exam Preparation Guide, 2nd ed., RBCS
  • Andreas Spillner, Tilo Linz, Thomas Rossner and Mario Winter (2007), Software Testing Practice: Test Management: A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam ISTQB® Advanced Level, Rocky Nook
  • Patrick Hendrickx, Chris Van Bael and Alain Bultink (2010), Advanced Test Management Based on the ISTQB® Syllabus, Ps_Testware


Expert

  • Graham Bath and Erik van Veenendaal (2014), Improving the Test Process, Rocky Nook
  • Rex Black, Debra Friedenberg (2015), The Expert Test Manager: Guide to the ISTQB Expert Level Certification, Rocky Nook


Other

The following books are not related to a particular ISTQB® Certification Level but they cover Software Testing:

  • Anne Mette Jonassen Hass (2008), Guide to Advanced Software Testing, Artech House
  • Umar Saeed and Ansur Mahmood (2010), Black Box Testing Strategies For Functional Testing: ISTQB® Black Box testing Strategies used in Financial Industry for Functional testing, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Erik van Veenendaal (2012), Practical Risk-Based Testing – The PRISMA Approach, UTN Publishers
  • Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory (2009), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, Addison-Wesley



Books referenced in ISTQB syllabi


Foundation

  • 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


Advanced

  • 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 - 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 - 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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Additional resources such as surveys, related articles and accredited mobile apps can be discovered on the ISTQB website