Software Testing Certifications

Below is a list of our main Software Testing certifications.


ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

(Also known as ISTQB Certified Tester)


Software Testing Foundation provides an introduction to the basics of Software Testing. This training course is officially recognised by the BCS, and acts in accordance with the ISTQB syllabus. Candidates will acquire knowledge of key software testing notions, including techniques, testing standards, testing life cycles, tools, and static testing. They will appreciate how to apply and examine Software Testing elements.


This three day training course is intended for anyone interested/involved in Software Testing. In particular, Software Testing Foundation is suitable for Quality Managers, Project Managers, Management Consultants, Business Analysts, and IT Directors.


The ISTQB define a number of course objectives. By the end of this Software Testing Foundation training course:

  • Software suppliers are able to hire certified testers, hence achieving commercial benefits over their competitors

  • Skill testing is able to be compared across countries. Testers are also able to circulate wider internationally, due to common testing understanding


Further objectives include the ability to:

  • Understand the purpose of Software Testing

  • Raise awareness of concerns and possible problems that Software Testing may highlight

  • Use test techniques

  • Understand Software Testing terminology

  • Disclose beneficial sources of information

  • Draw attention to light test activities and processes


This Foundation level certification provides access to higher level Software Testing qualifications.


BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing

The Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing certification extends knowledge and understanding attained at the Foundation level. This three day Intermediate course teaches delegates more about the practical implementation of Software Testing principles in the workplace. Areas covered include Software Testing Management, Testing Approaches, Technique Reviews, Risk Assessment, and Test Analysis. Intermediate Software Testing is taught in the style of lectures and workshops, combined with more hands on exercises. Delegates will also be introduced to some example examination questions.


This Intermediate Software Testing training course is intended for anyone interested in Software Testing, or anyone looking to improve their practical application of Software Testing principles. The certification would particularly benefit Test Managers, Test Analysts, Project Managers, Quality Managers, and Business Consultants.


This Software Testing certification aims to:

  • Develop Software Testing knowledge and understanding

  • Apply and control Software Testing in a real work scenario

  • Recognise potential issues and restrictions of Software Testing


ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager

The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager training course focuses on providing candidates with the advanced knowledge to be able to specialise as a Test Manager. This training course is suited to individuals who already have an understanding of Software Testing and have at least three years of experience working in this area. It is also recommended that you have the Intermediate Software Testing certificate but this is not a requirement. This five day course covers topics such as Testing Processes, Test Management, and People Skills. This course is applicable to those who are currently Software Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, and Test Managers. This course is delivered by expert trainers, who use interactive teaching techniques, to improve your learning, such as practical, team, and individual exercises.


On completion of this Software Testing training course delegates will be able to do the following and more:

  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organisational policies and test strategies

  • Assess and report relevant and timely test statuses

  • Propose business cases for test activities that outline the expected costs and benefits

  • Apply tools to support testing


ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst

The Advanced Level Test Analyst training course allows delegates to boost their knowledge and understanding of Software Testing to an internationally acknowledged level. This training course, which lasts for four days in total, focuses on producing advanced level Test Analysts. The certification is accredited by ISTQB, a worldwide leading provider of Software Testing certifications, whilst this course is based on the most recent 2012 syllabus provided by the ISTQB. Test Analyst training is an instructor led course, although delegates also participate in tutorials, practical exercises, and will look at exam preparation. The examination to acquire this certification takes place at a later date so delegates have sufficient time to revise. 


This Advanced Level Test Analyst training course is suitable for those working in Software Testing who have advanced within the field.


By the end of this Advanced Level Test Analyst training course, delegates will be able to:

●     Conduct suitable testing processes based on the software development life cycle

●     Prioritise testing activities based on risk assessment information

●     Participate in meetings with stakeholders and apply knowledge of common errors in products

●     Choose and implement appropriate techniques

●     Complete the documentation relating to testing activities

●     Apply tools for an efficient testing processes

●     Define testing types


ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst

This Software Testing certification provides delegates with the advanced skills needed to be a Technical Test Analyst. As this is an advanced course, it is required that delegates have a minimum of three years experience working in Software Testing and the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation certificate. This is a four day course, covering topics such as Testing throughout the Lifecycle and Dynamic Test Techniques. This Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst training course is accredited by a leading provider of Software Testing certifications, ISTQB.


By the end of the training, delegates will be able to:

●     Summarise the key activities of a Technical Test Analyst within a risk-based approach for planning and accomplishing testing

●     Summarise the general risk factors that a Technical Test Analyst must consider

●     Write test cases, by applying the Decision Condition, Modified Condition/Decision Coverage, and Multiple Condition testing test design techniques to achieve a defined level of coverage

●     Understand the applicability of API testing and the types of errors it locates

●     Suggest methods to improve the maintainability of code by implementing statistical analysis



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