New UKITB Website Live

It's not quite spring, but we thought it was time for a little tidy up, fresh coat of paint and generally a new look for the website.

We know that we are not perfect and there will be some minor teething troubles with the new site, so if you spot something, drop us a note by using our new Chat Bot (UKI) and typing in "email"

Sunset date for the 2018 Foundation Syllabus Announced

Sunset date for the 2018 Foundation Syllabus (version 3.1) is 9th May 2024 for English, 9th November 2024 for non-English.

Version 4.0 (2023)  Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 4.0) fully replaces the version 3.1 Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 2018) as of May 9th 2023.  There is a period of 12 months where both syllabus and exams will co-exist in order to allow training providers and exam providers to transition to the new syllabus.

What does this mean to you?

Please ensure that any Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) training you are taking, either via a training provider or via self-study is based upon the 2023 CTFL Syllabus that was released on the 9th May 2023.

The 2018 CTFL Syllabus and associated exams will not be available after the 9th May 2024 for English, 9th November 2024 for non-English.

If you would like any more information or details, please message us on the chat box.

UKITB TMMi Survey

UKITB in conjunction with Experimentus would like to share access to our Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) survey.   The UK & Ireland Testing Board recognises the value of TMMi in driving and demonstrating good practice in software testing and this survey will help you to understand where you are against the framework.

Once you have completed the survey, we will send you a view as to where you are against other organisations in your sector along with some useful insights.  

The survey is based on the Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) levels 2 to 5 and there are 47 questions to answer that will help us to give you an indication of the maturity of your test processes. It should only take around 10-15 minutes to complete.  

Thank you in advance for completing the survey and, to get accurate information from it, please be as honest as possible with your answers.  

To take the survey click the button below.

TESTEXPO AND AGILE & DEVOPS EXPO 2020

Following the success of recent virtual events, UKITB are excited to announce their involvement as a Professional Partner in the TESTEXPO AND AGILE & DEVOPS EXPO 2020 on 14th - 16th October 2020 with 100’s of attendees expected and talks from international quality leaders in the testing community. Why not virtually join your peers.

The TESTEXPO AND AGILE & DEVOPS EXPO 2020 is brought to you by Unicom who have been bringing the Testing and Agile communities together for many years. See the conference site more details of the programme

As a Professional Partner, UKITB has a limited number of FREE tickets available on a first come basis, register here.

If you are unsuccessful in securing one of the FREE tickets, UKITB can offer a 15% discount off the cost of attending. see here for more details and use "UKITB" code for the discount to be applied at checkout.

Test & Quality Summit - Sept, 16 - Virtual

Following the uncertainty of COVID-19, UKITB are excited to announce the inaugural Test & Quality Summit on 16th September 2020 with 100's attendees expected and talks from international quality leaders in the testing community. Virtually join like-minded testers for an action-packed afternoon of knowledge sharing and learning, covering the latest trends with vibrant discussions and power networking, making the Test & Quality Summit a must for 2020.

Working in collaboration with the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB), The Test & Quality Summit 2020 is brought to you by the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference team who have been bringing the testing and QA community together for over 27 years.

Together, EuroSTAR and UKITB are creating a virtual space for learning, discussions, exchange of ideas, and networking. Attend the Test & Quality Summit, 16th September 2020 for an action-packed afternoon online. You will learn about future trends, key industry insights, and innovations that will help you bring solutions back to the office.

Tickets are FREE.  See www.testandqualitysummit.com for more details and to register for FREE.

The TMMi Model

Due to the limited attention given to testing in the various software process improvement models such as CMMI, the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) was developed by the TMMi Foundation as an independent guideline and reference framework for test process improvement. It is positioned as complementary to CMMI and, just like the CMMI staged representation, TMMi uses the concept of maturity levels for process evaluation and improvement.

TMMi StructureTMMi Advantages

 

The struTMMi Structure 2cture of TMMi allows process improvements to be identified at every level, from the highest to the very lowest level of detail. There are 5 Levels that are split into 16 distinct Process Areas. These are made up of Specific and Generic Goals, which are in turn made up of Specific and Generic Practices. At the lowest level, there are 845 Sub-Practices that can be reviewed and assessed – giving an unrivaled in-depth view of an organisations test process maturity and a basis for test process improvement.

Test & Quality Summit - Dublin, 29 April (Aviva Stadium)

We are excited to announce the inaugural Test & Quality Summit in Dublin on 29 April 2020 with over 300 attendees expected and talks from international quality leaders in the testing community. Join like-minded testers for one action-packed day of knowledge sharing and learning, covering the latest trends with vibrant discussions and power networking, making the Test & Quality Summit a must for 2020.

In collaboration with the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB), The Test & Quality Summit 2020 is brought to you by the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference team who have been bringing the testing and QA community together for 27 years.

Together, EuroSTAR and UKITB are creating a space for learning, discussions, exchange of ideas, and networking. Attend the Test & Quality Summit, 29 Apr 2020 for an action-packed day in vibrant Dublin. You will learn about future trends, key industry insights, and innovations that will help you bring solutions back to the office.

Tickets are €255 per person with savings available for testing teams of three plus. For those that book before 6th March, ‘Early Bird’ tickets are currently available at €205. See www.testandqualitysummit.com for more details.

Will ISTQB qualifications be recognised in the EU after Brexit?

Will ISTQB qualifications be recognised in the EU after Brexit?

Yes, ISTQB qualifications issued from the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB) accredited exam partners (BCS or iSQI) will continue to be recognised in the EU and worldwide after Brexit.

There will be no change to the status of certificates issued prior to Brexit.

 

Sunset date for the 2011 Foundation Syllabus is June 4th 2019

The 2018 Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 2018) fully replaces the 2011 Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 2011) as of June 4th 2019.  There has been a period of 12 months where both syllabus and exams have co-existed in order to allow training providers and exam providers to transition to the new syllabus.

What does this mean to you?

Please ensure that any Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) training you are taking, either via a training provider or via self study is based upon the 2018 CTFL Syllabus that was released on the 4th June 2018.

The 2011 CTFL Syllabus and associated exams will not be available after the 4th June 2019.

If you would like any more information or details, please contact us.

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