Why Organizations Choose ISTQB Software Testing Certification

ISTQB software tester certification can save your organization time and money. Learn how software testing certification can cut your costs and shorten schedules by downloading our free white paper, “Cut Software Development Costs”.

ISTQB software tester certification offers a compelling return on investment. Studies estimate the cost of a post-production software defect in the range of $4,000 – $5,000. [1] If ISTQB software testing certification can help your software tester eliminate even one extra post-production defect in his or her career, the return on investment for an ISTQB exam could exceed 1500%.

That’s why Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, and small organizations alike utilize ISTQB software tester certification – it promotes software quality that makes financial sense.

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Here are the top reasons ISTQB Software Tester Certification can help your bottom line.

  1. It can help to reduce defects.
    Analysis shows that “a synergistic combination of defect prevention, pre-test defect removal, and formal testing by certified personnel can top 99% in defect removal efficiency while simultaneously lowering costs and shortening schedules.” [2]
  2. It could reduce your technology insurance costs.
    Your company may be able to qualify for lower insurance costs when you hire ISTQB Certified Software Testers. For example, Hiscox Insurance Company qualifies technology insurance applicants based on whether their software testers are ISTQB Certified. Learn more and get a quote on technology insurance to see the ISTQB software testing advantage.
  3. It can result in faster delivery.
    In addition to the analysis noted above, test managers report that broad use of the ISTQB Certification body of knowledge and glossary of software testing terms leads to better communication and greater efficiency among and across teams.
  4. It makes your company global-ready.
    With more than 350,000 certified testers in nearly 70 countries, ISTQB software tester certification is the de facto global standard.  It is available in multiple languages and available globally at test centers around the world.
  5. It is ready for every day use.
    ISTQB software tester certification focuses on practical applications of software testing that your testers need every day. Advanced techniques such as risk based testing make ISTQB software tester certification a smart choice for every organization.
  6. It is certification you can trust.
    ISTQB software tester certification is offered by a non-profit, volunteer-led organization based on modern standards developed by more than 100 global software testing experts.
  7. It fits your budget.
    ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certification doesn’t require recertification or expensive courses. Your employees can self study, use in-house trainers, or utilize cost-effective ASTQB-accredited education – it’s up to you.

Save time and money with ISTQB software testing certification. Learn more about the steps to certification, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

The more you think about software testing certification, the more you understand why ISTQB software testing certification is the most popular, fastest growing software tester certification in the world. Learn more by subscribing to the free ASTQB e-newsletter or contacting us right now. Then learn what a Director of Quality Services had to say about certification and professionalism in user acceptance testing.

Are you a software quality leader? Your company can gain a competitive edge by advertising its use of ISTQB software testing certification. Learn about the ISTQB Partner Program.

[1] Randall Rice, "The Value of ISTQB Certification"

[2] Capers Jones, "A Short History Of The Cost
Per Defect Metric | Software Defect Origins & Removal Methods"