ISTQB® has issued 500,000 certifications in over 110 countries worldwide

ISTQB® is the de facto standard in the certification of software testing competences. As of December 2016, ISTQB® has administered over 700,000 examinations and issued more than 500,000 certifications in over 117 countries worldwide. The scheme relies on a Body of Knowledge (Syllabi and Glossary) and exam rules that are applied consistently all over the world, with exams and supporting material being available in many languages.

ISTQB® facts & figures:
Number of exams administered: ~700,000
Number of certifications issued: 500,000+
Growth in exams (2016 vs 2015): +7.5%
Growth in Agile Tester certificates (2016 vs 2015): +44.4%
First Specialist certificates: 93
Number of Member Boards:  57
Number of countries directly covered by Member Boards: 81
World-wide geographic coverage thanks to e-exams administered by Global Exam Providers
Number of countries in which ISTQB® certification activities have taken place: 117
Partners in Industry Partner Program have crossed the 150 mark, in 48 countries
Accredited Training Providers: 292

Benefits of the ISTQB Certification.
Benefits for Professionals

  • International recognition of acquired competencies and skills
  • Authorized to use the “Certified Tester” logo (specifying the level of certification)
  • Whole of career path support, from Foundation to Expert level
Benefits for Companies
  • 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
  • Consulting companies with certified staff can offer higher-level services to customers, increasing revenues and brand value
  • ISTQB® has defined a “Partner Program” for companies that engage a large number of certified testers
Benefits for Accredited Training Providers
  • Educational institutions and consulting companies may become an ISTQB® Accredited Trainer Provider according to processes and rules defined at the international level
  • Accredited Training Providers ensure a high standing of training is delivered through having:
    • certified trainers
    • the content, quality and syllabus coverage of training materials checked by ISTQB® Boards
    • advance notice of changes to the ISTQB® Glossary and syllabi
  • Accredited Training Providers are entitled to use relevant logos and are listed in the ISTQB® Website