Friend of UKSTAR 2018

The UK and Ireland Testing Board are really proud to a friend of the 2nd UKSTAR conference in March 2018.

UKSTAR is still a new conference, this is only 2nd year.  A two-day software testing conference aimed at UK-based testing professionals. Two-days on your doorstep means less time away from your projects – but enough to harness new ideas and approaches to help make those projects successful.

Testing is now a continuous feature of mainstream development processes. So too, the need for improvement, training and keeping abreast of the latest trends are continuous – the frequency of the gathering of testing’s best minds is more important than ever before.

UKSTAR offers 2-days of introspection and forward-thinking for software professionals who have worked tirelessly to bring testing to the fore and to renew the determination and passion to advance the role of testing in the years ahead.

This conference is open to all software professionals - particularly those with a passion for software testing - regardless of your approach to testing, your chosen school of thought, your affiliations or accreditation. If you are passionate about testing and interested in how it evolves, you should come to this conference. If you have ideas on how testing should evolve - or have experiences that others should hear about then you should come along and talk to your fellow like-minded professionals.

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Friend of UKSTAR

The UK and Ireland Testing Board are really proud to be announced as a Friend of the inaugural UKSTAR Conference in February 2017.

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UKSTAR is a brand new 2-day software testing conference.

This conference is open to all software professionals – particularly those with a passion for software testing – regardless of your approach to testing, your chosen school of thought, your affiliations or accreditation. If you are passionate about testing and interested in how it evolves, you should come to this conference. If you have ideas on how testing should evolve – or have experiences that others should hear about then you should come along and talk to your fellow like-minded professionals.

You can find out more on the UKSTAR website

Win free entry to UKSTAR!

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As part of being a proud partner of UKSTAR, the UK and Ireland Testing Board are running a competition for one lucky reader to win a free ticket, worth £599, to the conference in London on February 27th and 28th.

All you have to do is answer one simple testing related question.

The competition will run from now until January 3rd 2017 with the winner being announced on the 6th January 2017.

Not convinced? Check out the amazing lineup of speakers and see who else is going! The first UKSTAR promises to be a software testing conference not to be missed - join us!
What have you got to loose?

Good luck

Friend of UKSTAR

The UK and Ireland Testing Board are really proud to a friend of the inaugural UKSTAR conference in February.

UKSTAR is a brand new 2-day software testing conference from 27th February in London.

This conference is open to all software professionals - particularly those with a passion for software testing - regardless of your approach to testing, your chosen school of thought, your affiliations or accreditation. If you are passionate about testing and interested in how it evolves, you should come to this conference. If you have ideas on how testing should evolve - or have experiences that others should hear about then you should come along and talk to your fellow like-minded professionals.

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BCS and UK and Ireland Testing Board sign agreement

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT which promotes qualifications for professionals has signed an agreement with the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB). The agreement will see the two organisations working more closely together to promote and support Software testing accreditation and certification internationally. UKITB will become the preferred supplier for the Institute’s software testing exams at Foundation and Advanced levels in accordance with the international ISTQB program. 
Agreement signed
Mike Smith (UKITB), Michiel Van der Voort (BCS) & Geoff Thompson (UKITB)
The agreement will also see the Institute working more closely with an increasing number of ISTQB boards around the world.
Internationally, software testing exams are currently available at a number of different entry points from Foundation to Advanced. For those professionals looking for certification beyond Advanced level, ISTQB will be providing its Expert level exam. The Institute will continue to offer its UK only Practitioner level in Software Testing until early 2011.
Michiel Van der Voort, Director, International and Professional Development Services, for BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT explains: “As the Chartered Institute for IT, we’re delighted to have reached this agreement with UKITB.  Together we have an enormous amount of experience in this arena and we can deliver a high quality service to the software testing community internationally.”
Geoff Thompson, Chairman of the UKITB welcomes the agreement, saying: “This is an exciting step forward for the software testing community which is central to the IT profession. By working together in this way, we can continue to increase the standard for software testing internationally.”
Yaron Tsubery the current president of the ISTQB adds: “This agreement helps software testers in the UK and around the world clearly understand the standards they need to meet. It supports ISTQB’ goal to be the worldwide leading program for the development and certification of software testers.”

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