Get to Know Your ASTQB Board – Gerald D. (Jerry) Everett

Software Testing, Training, and Consulting

Volunteer Role in ASTQB
Treasurer

Describe what led you to your career in testing.

Discovering that someone had a manageable, repeatable way to test software.

Describe your greatest challenge in testing.

Convincing IT management of the value that testing brings to software development.

Describe why you volunteer your time to grow and develop ISTQB Certification.

I have seen and used several good testing methodologies, even wrote a textbook about them. I found it both confusing and sometimes counterproductive to know the terminology for one testing methodology and attempt to communicate with testers who knew and used a different terminology. The ISTQB best practice worldwide approach with companion glossary resonated with critical tester communication in my worldwide testing projects.

Why did you choose the ISTQB Certification rather than other types of testing certifications?

Other IT professionals whom I respect chose to support ISTQB and recommended that I join them.