Technology Liability Insurance for Programmers and Software Testers

Being ISTQB Certified or utilizing ISTQB Certified software testers could reduce professional liability insurance costs for you and your clients. An ‘A’ rated insurance company, Hiscox Insurance, is qualifying insurance for technology applicants with this question: “Are your software testers ISTQB Certified?”

This could be a key competitive advantage for you:

  • Software Testing Consultants: If you and your software testers are ISTQB Certified, not only can you potentially save on your own professional liability / E & O (errors and omissions) insurance, but so can your customers if they apply for Hiscox’s professional liability insurance for technology companies. This can be a huge competitive advantage for you versus other consultants. Do a quick demo by having your potential clients choose “Technology” as the business category on the first page of the quote form, and they will see that it asks, “Are your software testers ISTQB Certified?”
  • Companies with Software Testers on Staff: If all of your staff software testers are ISTQB Certified, you may be able to save on your own professional liability / E & O (errors and omissions) insurance as well.
  • Companies that Outsource Software Testing: If you require that your outsourced software testers are ISTQB Certified, you may be able to save on your professional liability / E & O (errors and omissions) insurance as well. Choose “Technology” as the category when getting a quote, and you’ll see that it asks if your software testers are ISTQB Certified. If they are per your RFPs and contracts, you might be eligible to save on your technology liability insurance.

This is just one more reason to choose ISTQB software tester certification – it makes financial sense.