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.

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UKITB Welcomes Masterfield Training Center

UKITB welcomes Masterfield Training Center as a new Accredited Training Provider in the UK and Ireland.

The Budapest-based, Hungarian training company is going to provide the following accredited ISTQB certification training:

As an active member of the Hungarian software testing community, Masterfield will participate in the Hungarian Software Testing Forum in October 2023, where visitors will be able to meet their colleagues in person.

For further information, please visit the following website:

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ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level - CTFL v4.0 has been released

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) v4.0 has been released! This significant achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in bringing this latest version to life. We extend our warmest congratulations to all those who contributed to the successful release of CTFL v4.0.

What does the CTFL V4.0 release include?
The release of CTFL v4.0 brings with it a wealth of valuable information and resources for software testers. One notable change is the introduction of live streaming as the medium to announce the product release. For the first time ever, the unveiling of CTFL v4.0 took place through a live streaming event held at 9:00 CEST. Attendees eagerly awaited the release note, which was made available later in the day.

Now, let’s dive into what this release entails. CTFL v4.0 comprises several essential components that will greatly benefit aspiring and experienced testers. First and foremost is the updated ISTQB® Certified Foundation Level Syllabus (v4.0) in PDF format. This comprehensive syllabus serves as a roadmap for individuals seeking to establish a strong foundation in software testing methodologies and practices.

In addition to the syllabus, CTFL v4.0 includes the Sample Exam Questions and Answers (v4.0) in PDF format. These resources provide invaluable practice material to help testers prepare for their CTFL certification examination. By familiarising themselves with the sample questions and their corresponding answers, aspiring testers can enhance their knowledge and gain confidence before sitting for the actual exam.

CTFL V4.0 guidelines
To ensure the accreditation process aligns with the latest version, the Accreditation Guidelines (v4.0) have been released alongside the CTFL v4.0 materials. These guidelines outline the criteria and standards for accrediting training providers and ensuring the delivery of high-quality education and certification programs. Testers and organizations can refer to these guidelines to choose accredited training providers and make informed decisions regarding their certification journey.

Furthermore, the release includes the comprehensive Release Notes (v4.0) in PDF format. These notes provide detailed information about the updates, enhancements, and changes made in CTFL v4.0. Testers can refer to these notes to gain insights into the specific modifications introduced in this latest version and better understand its impact on their testing practices.

It’s worth noting that the exam documents have also been updated to align with CTFL v4.0. The Exam Structure Table has been revised to version 1.6, ensuring that the exam accurately reflects the content and objectives covered in the latest syllabus. Test takers should familiarize themselves with this updated structure to have a clear understanding of the exam’s format and expectations.

How to access new content and resources
To access the new content and resources related to CTFL v4.0, interested individuals can visit the CTFL page on the official ISTQB® website. The page provides easy access to the PDF documents, allowing testers to download and study the materials at their convenience. For those who may still be pursuing the previous version, CTFL v3.1 materials remain available on a dedicated page, catering to the needs of both current and aspiring testers.

For holders of CTFL v3.1 and previous versions, there’s good news. Your certifications remain valid, and there is no requirement to upgrade or retake the exam. However, it’s important to note that CTFL v4.0 represents a major version update, and therefore, the material has been reaccredited to reflect the latest industry standards and best practices.

With the release of CTFL v4.0 now public, Member Boards and Exam Providers are encouraged to share this information through various channels. Websites can be updated, social media posts can be made, and any relevant platforms can reference the ISTQB® website and the deliverables associated with CTFL v4.0. The ISTQB® social media team has already scheduled posts to spread the word about this significant release.

The release of ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) v4.0 is cause for celebration in the software testing community. This major release brings new opportunities for testers to enhance their skills and knowledge. The CTFL v4.0 package includes the updated syllabus, sample exam questions and answers, accreditation guidelines, and release notes, all of which contribute to a comprehensive and enriched learning experience. Current CTFL v3.1 certification holders need not worry, as their certifications remain valid. However, testers are encouraged to explore the new materials and stay updated with the latest industry standards. The release note, shared after a live streaming event, contains detailed information about the enhancements and changes introduced in CTFL v4.0. With the news now public, Member Boards and Exam Providers are encouraged to disseminate the information through various channels, further expanding the reach of this valuable certification.

ISTQB® Webinar

Don't miss out on the upcoming ISTQB® Webinar! Join us on May 9th for an informative session about the changes to the Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) Syllabus.

As a testing professional, it's important to stay up-to-date with the latest changes in the field. The CTFL 4.0 certification provides essential knowledge that can be put to practical use, and explains the terminology and concepts used worldwide in the testing domain.

Whether you're project is based on Waterfall or Agile or your organization culture is DevOps, or still struggling with stable Continuous Integration, the CTFL certification is relevant across software delivery approaches and practices.

During the webinar, you'll learn about the recent updates to the syllabus and gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts of software testing. Our expert presenters will share their insights and answer any questions you may have during the Q & A session.

The webinar will be streamed live on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, making it easily accessible for everyone.

You can join the session from the comfort of your own home or office and learn at your own pace.

This is a great opportunity to elevate your testing knowledge and empower your agile transformation.

Don't miss out on this valuable learning opportunity!

Mark your calendars for May 9th and join us for the ISTQB webinar on the updates to the Certified Tester Foundation Level Syllabus.

New Partnership Announced With A4Q

London, 16.02.22: The UK and Ireland Testing Board and the A4Q - Alliance for Qualification have agreed on a comprehensive cooperation in the qualification of IT professionals across multiple disciplines.

The common goal of this partnership is the development and dissemination of training standards, e.g. in the area of software testing. Geoff Thompson, chairman of the UKITB, was enthusiastic:

"With this cooperation, we will ensure in the future that the quality of training, for example, according to the ISTQB® standard, will remain at a high level."

Geoff Thompson

A4Q is an association of experts and companies in the field of quality assurance and qualification, which aims to establish worldwide standards.

The UKITB is one of the leading boards for training SOFTWARE TESTERS and a founding member of the ISTQB.

#istqb #ukitb #a4Q #software #testing

Photo: Werner Henschelchen, Mike Smith, Geoff Thompson, Stephan Goericke (left to right)

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.


UK and Ireland Testing Board

Following the passing of motion #18 at the recent ISTQB General Assembly in Berlin, the UK and Irish testing boards have merged to form a new regional UK and Ireland Testing Board. The new board will be registered as a company in the UK and called the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB)

The UK is continuing to provide the main services as they onboard testing specialists from Ireland to fully represent the region.

During the transition the UKITB website will be updated and rebranded to reflect the wider regional role. The Irish Testing Board website has already been de-commissioned.

Training suppliers, exam providers and partners from Ireland will be migrated to the UKITB web site.

If you have any queries about the new board or how we can support you across the UK and Ireland, please contact us.

How to add your details to the Successful Candidate Register (SCR)

ISTQB® have implemented a fully searchable Successful Candidate Register.

You can search the register to verify a certificate. Certificate holders meeting the search criteria will be listed with an anonymised certificate number, meaning some digits are replaced by ***. This feature allows UKITB and ISTQB® to protect the certificate number from being misused but gives enough information to verify a certificate number that an individual has provided.

Inclusion in the register is voluntary so not all certificate holders will be included. The register is updated regularly but please allow some time for your details to appear – if you have any concerns please contact your certificate issuer.

BCS LogoiSQI LogoIndividuals holding an ISTQB® certification before the launch of the Successful Candidate Register may not yet be listed, please contact the Exam Provider, either BCS or iSQI who issued your certificate for information on how to be added (note: terms and conditions may vary by exam provider).

If you would like to withdraw or amend your information from the register please contact the Exam Provider, either BCS or iSQI who issued your certificate.

Employment & Certificate Screening

If you need to undertake pre-employment and certificate screening on behalf of a client and have been asked to confirm that a candidate has obtained a professional qualification through the UKITB, you will need to contact the Exam Body that conducted the examination on behalf of the UKITB.

You can contact the exam partners for more details:

BCS Certification Information
Tel: + 44 (0)1793 417655

iSQI Certification Information
Tel: + 44 (0) 118 9000 700