The ISTQB was officially
founded as an International Testing Qualifications
Board in Edinburgh in November 2002. Their purpose is to support
a single, universally accepted, international qualification scheme
for software and system testing professionals, by providing the
core syllabi and by setting guidelines for the exams which are set
the regional/national boards. The ISTQB is responsible for the "ISTQB
Certified Tester", which is an international qualification
scheme and the qualifications in the scheme are based on a syllabus.
2007 is the debut year for this certification in Malaysia, globally
there are already more than 55,000 ISTQB certified testers who
currently practicing a common software testing framework and
nomenclature. This framework also promotes consistent and good testing
within all software engineering disciplines. ISTQB continuously
works and updates the framework (through the certification syllabus),
the advantage of first-hand industry knowledge and systematically
propagating this knowledge globally through the national boards.
is currently in the process of becoming compliant with the
standard ISO 17024, which is a new standard that provides a benchmark
for certification bodies offering certification of persons in any
and facilitates accreditation by national bodies. This is also
part of ISQTB's ongoing effort to raise the profile support
of the ISTQB certification.