Do I need to take the BCS Intermediate Certificate?

There is no requirement for anyone wishing to take the ISTQB Advanced exams to have taken the BCS Intermediate Certificate.

It is an optional step which some testers may find helpful in reaching the knowledge required to pass the ISTQB Advanced exams.

ISTQB class the BCS Intermediate Certificate as complementary, meaning that is complements the ISTQB Certified Tester Scheme.

If you do decide that you would like to take the BCS Intermediate Certificate, more information, syllabus, costs and exam format can be found here

Can I sit ISTQB exams when I want?

A candidate can either sit an exam at the end of a classroom based training session, at a public examination sitting or online.

ISTQB® and UKITB accredits BCS & iSQI to run exams in the UK and online.

More details about which exams are available online can be found here.

If you can't find the required exam details and associated information from our exam partners, please contact us

Where can I find details of ISTQB Accredited course providers?

ISTQB® training courses can only be accredited by ISTQB® Member Boards.

UKITB accredits training materials on behalf of our exam partners, BCS and iSQI

Check out the Accreditation pages of the UKITB Website for a list of certifications and accredited providers.

Keep an eye out for the UKITB accredited training provider logo for all training providers who have been accredited to deliver ISTQB® Training by the UK and Ireland Testing Board.

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Where can I find details of exam dates and exam fees for the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL)?

BCS and iSQI provide examinations for these set of qualification in the UK on behalf of the UKITB and ISTQB®, examinations can either be booked via a training provider, via a public examination sitting or online via our exam partners.

More details can be found at via our exam partners:

Where can I find details of exam dates and exam fees for the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)?

BCS and iSQI provide examinations for this qualification in the UK on behalf of the UKITB and ISTQB®.

A candidate can either sit an exam at the end of a classroom based training session, at a public examination sitting or online.

More details about which exams are available online can be found here or via one of our exam partners:

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BCS: http://certifications.bcs.org/category/15574

 

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iSQI: https://www.isqi.org/en/certificates.html

 

If you can’t find the required exam details and associated information from our exam partners, please contact us

Looking for accredited ISTQB® training?

Are you looking for an ISTQB accredited training provider?

Did you know ISTQB® training courses can only be accredited by ISTQB® Member Boards.

Keep an eye out for the UKITB accredited training provider logo for all training providers who have been accredited to deliver ISTQB® Training by the UK and Ireland Testing Board.

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UKITB and ISTQB® welcomes SQS Group Limited as a Platinum Partner

 

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SQS Group has been recognised by the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB) as a Platinum ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualification Board) Partner. As well as being a well respected training provider SQS consultants are also a well-trained and mature test organisation.

ISTQB’s Partnership program is part of a successful and increasingly popular approach to building industry standard software testing education and practices. The partnership is designed to recognise employers for providing employees with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a software testing career. By making education a personally relevant, engaging experience.

UKITB Director, Ian Howles "We are pleased that we can recognise SQS Group with this Platinum Partnership in recognition of their long standing work in Software Testing and the proven development of their employees.”

To learn more about the UKITB / ISTQB® partnership program or how you can become UKITB / ISTQB® partner, please contact UKITB at partnership@uktb.org.uk or visit the ISTQB website

 

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Have you ever thought about giving back to the testing industry and not know where to start?

Why not let us know how you would like to help and what needs improving.

Can you write or review exam questions?

What about be part of an accreditation team?

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The UK and Ireland Testing Board what to hear your views and we need your help in moving the industry forward, get involved.

DCSL Software Awarded Silver

DCSL Software awarded First ISTQB Silver Partnership program by UKITB in recognition of ISTQB training undertaken.

London, UK —DCSL Software has been recognised by the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB) as the first UK Silver ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualification Board) Partner. They have a well-trained and mature test organisation supporting staff by making available the internationally recognised ISTQB Certified Tester certifications scheme which helps to prepare them to succeed in a software testing career.    “Partnering with ISTQB and UK Testing will give DCSL Software a unique opportunity to show to our clients we are committed to building and training an industry-recognised QA team”, said Peter Boakes, QA Manager from DCSL Software.

ISTQB’s Partnership program is part of a successful and increasingly popular approach to building industry standard software testing education and practices using the ISTQB Certified Tester portfolio of training and certification.  The partnership award is designed to recognise employers who provide employees with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a software testing career. By making education a personally relevant, engaging experience.

Geoff Thompson, UKITB Chairman stated “We are delighted that we can present DCSL Software with the Silver Partnership in recognition of their focus and interest in Software Testing. It is particularly pleasing to present the first Silver partnership to a dedicated and respected organisation”

To learn more about the UKITB / ISTQB partnership program or how you can become UKITB / ISTQB partner, please contact UKITB at partnership@uktb.org or visit the ISTQB website at www.istqb.org 

DCSL Software:

DCSL Software, with its 40-strong team of highly skilled, in-house, Microsoft Approved software developers, has been creating powerful software solutions for all kinds of organisations – from Frimley Park Hospital to Virgin Media - for the last 20 years. And what’s more we were recently voted one of the top 5 software developers in the United Kingdom and are the first of The British Assessment Bureau’s (BAB) clients to achieve certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality standard, demonstrating to both prospective and existing clients that we do genuinely provide a first-class service.

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