1000 software testers certified by the CSTB

The Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB), a leader in software testing certification in Canada, is excited to announce that it has certified its 1000th software tester in Canada, including Certified Tester Foundational Level (CTFL), Certified Tester Advanced Level- Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA), Certified Tester Advanced Level- Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) and Certified Tester Advanced Level- Test Manager (CTAL-TM).

CSTB certified software testers are being recognized as the most successful software testers in Canada because the practical certification scheme, focuses on the software testing knowledge and skills that software testers need every day.

The CSTB was founded on January 12, 2007 offering ISTQB certification exams in English. On January 15, 2008 the CSTB introduced certification exams in French. Since then, candidates have an option to register for certification exams in either English or French.

In a recent survey conducted by the ASTQB (American Software Testing Qualifications Board), 89% of the software testers that took the survey indicated that they are more valuable to their organization since receiving their first ISTQB software testing certification.  83% of the software testers also indicated they are more systematic in their testing.

A message from CSTB president Gary Mogyorodi about this important milestone.

 “This is a momentous occasion for the CSTB.  We are pleased with our results to date, but will continue to strive to improve the profession of software testing in Canada.”

For more information about the CSTB and the list of certified testers, please visit www.cstb.ca or email cstb@cstb.ca.

About the CSTB: The CSTB (Canadian Software Testing Board) is the Canadian national branch of the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board). As such, it advocates education and examination as a practical means to excel in the software testing field. The CSTB is one of more than 40 national boards participating in the ISTQB. www.cstb.ca.

About the ISTQB: It is the ISTQB’s role to support a single, universally accepted, international certification scheme, aimed at software and system testing professionals, by providing the core syllabi and by setting guidelines for accreditation and examination for member boards. www.istqb.org.