New ISTQB Glossary Released – PR

On the 15th of March 2010 the ISTQB released to the member boards the updated Glossary (version 2.1). All member boards are to be aware of this release, and to notify the testing community in their area about the new Glossary.

What are the changes to the glossary?

All new terms and changed terms are listed in detail in the updated Glossary. However, most changes can be traced back to the list of keywords from the new Expert level syllabus “Improving the Testing Process” (expected to be released autumn 2010), or the Advanced level syllabus. Regarding the Advanced level syllabus, terms are added that are being used in the Advanced syllabus but were not present in the Glossary, and also some inconsistencies have been solved between the Advanced level syllabus and the Glossary.

What do the changes mean to testers?

The new version of the Glossary will provide better support for those attending Advanced level courses and preparing for the Advanced level exams. The new Glossary also supports those who are involved in “Improving the Testing Process” with terms and standard definitions.

What do the changes mean to training providers?

Please ensure that the new syllabus is distributed to the participants when running an Advanced level course. No update of courseware is expected. However, it is strongly recommended for the lecturers to study the changes made, especially those that relate to the Advanced level syllabus.

How to find out more?

For more information about the new version of the Glossary please contact Erik van Veenendaal ( or Paul Jorgensen (