Volunteering

The UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB) is a not for profit legal entity formed in 2007 whose roles include: Support for ISTQB® certification schemes in the UK Provision of accreditation for ISTQB® trainers and training materials in the UK via our exam partners (BCS and iSQI) Working with testers, employers, education and other standard bodies to advance the professionalism …

How to add your details to the Successful Candidate Register (SCR)

ISTQB® have implemented a fully searchable Successful Candidate Register. You can search the register to verify a certificate. Certificate holders meeting the search criteria will be listed with an anonymised certificate number, meaning some digits are replaced by ***. This feature allows UKITB and ISTQB® to protect the certificate number from being misused but gives enough information to verify a …

Employment & Certificate Screening

If you need to undertake pre-employment and certificate screening on behalf of a client and have been asked to confirm that a candidate has obtained a professional qualification through the UKITB, you will need to contact the Exam Body that conducted the examination on behalf of the UKITB. You can contact the exam partners for more details: BCS Certification Information …

Are you one in half a million?

The latest figures released by ISTQB® show a continued global growth rate for the Certified Tester Scheme: Number of exams taken: ~700,000 Number of certificates: 500,000+ Partner Program Members: 150 in 48 countries (circa 3 in the UK) Accredited Training Providers: 292 (circa 39 in the UK) If you would like further information about ISTQB® certifications for you or team, …

ISTQB® elected new Executive Team – Media Release

During the General Assembly meeting of ISTQB® – the International Software Testing Qualifications Board – held in Lima, Peru on Friday 24th of March 2017, elections for the new Executive Committee for ISTQB® were conducted. ISTQB® has confirmed Mr. Gualtiero Bazzana, chairman of ITA-STQB – the Italian Testing Board and a respected figure in software testing internationally, to continue acting …

ISTQB® Glossary Re-platformed

ISTQB® have recently re-platformed the Glossary App, the app can now be found at http://glossary.istqb.org Contributions to the glossary have been received from testing communities throughout the world. The ISTQB® Glossary is used as a reference source for the ISTQB® software testing qualification scheme. The app presents concepts, terms and definitions designed to aid communication in (software) testing and related …

How are the ISTQB exams examined

The ISTQB qualifications are examined differently at each level: Foundation Level CTFL is examined by multiple choice, single questions up to a maximum of K3 level. More details on the exam structures for the different CTFL certificates can be on the ISTQB website at: CTFL Exam Structure and Rules Advanced level CTAL is examined by multiple choice, mainly scenario based, …

Counterfeit Certificate Warning!

The popularity and recognition of the ISTQB® scheme world-wide has become so high, that counterfeit certificates have now been found in circulation. To verify the authenticity of your ISTQB® certificate or ISTQB® Exam Provider, or if you are suspicious about the way any training or exams are conducted, please contact the UK and Ireland Testing Board, providing details of the …

Can I sit ISTQB exams when I want?

A candidate can either sit an exam at the end of a classroom based training session, at a public examination sitting or online. ISTQB® and UKITB accredits BCS & iSQI to run exams in the UK and online. More details about which exams are available online can be found here. If you can’t find the required exam details and associated …