Add more value to your software testers. Get a higher test team ROI. Build a more competitive organization.

The new ISTQB Software Tester Certification Volume Purchase Program from ASTQB can help you:

ISTQB Software Tester Certification is the most widely recognized and fastest-growing software tester certification in the world for 5 simple reasons:

  1. It makes your testers more valuable to your organization. In the ASTQB survey of certified software testers, 94% of managers reported that a software tester is more valuable to the organization after receiving professional certification.
  2. It makes you "global-ready." ISTQB Software Tester Certification was developed by more than 100 global experts, is offered in nearly 50 countries, and has more than 160,000 certified software testers worldwide.
  3. It gives you credibility. ISTQB is the world's only not-for-profit organization dedicated solely to providing globally-accepted software tester certification. You can trust ISTQB to give you certification that is based on raising the standard of the industry.
  4. It's ready for use on Day 1 - and beyond. Theory is important, but we recognize that you have real-world testing problems. ISTQB certification is designed to demonstrate your testers have the knowledge and skills needed for your everyday testing challenges today - plus a road map for the future.
  5. Now you can add a 5th reason that makes ISTQB certification your choice as the #1 global software tester certification: the Volume Purchase Program.

The Volume Purchase Program: Software testing with an even better ROI.

With the new Volume Purchase Program, you can now earn up to 25% off the cost of an ISTQB Software Tester Certification exam.

The pre-paid exams couldn't be simpler to use. You may use them for public exams, training provider exams, and even electronic exams taken via one of our test centers in the U.S. and globally. You can also use them for on-site exams given at your company by an ASTQB proctor. The pre-paid exams are good for 24 months, giving you scheduling and budget flexibility. For more details, see the Volume Purchase Program pricing sheet.

What is the ROI of software tester certification?

Various studies estimate the cost of a post-production software defect in the range of $4,000 - $5,000.[1] If ISTQB Software Tester Certification can help a software tester to eliminate just one post-production defect in his or her career, the return on investment for an ISTQB exam could exceed 1500%. With the Volume Purchase Program, that ROI could exceed 2000%. This is just one reason ISTQB certification is the leading and fastest growing global software tester certification, with more than 200,000 global certified software professionals.

Next steps: More valuable software testers and better ROI.

Start reaping the benefits of ISTQB Software Tester Certification through the Volume Purchase Program by contacting your VPP-approved Accredited Training Provider or ASTQB, the U.S. board for ISTQB Software Tester Certification, at or 813.319.0890.

Learn more about ISTQB Software Tester Certification.

Capers Jones, "A Short History Of The Cost Per Defect Metric"
Randall Rice, "The Value of ISTQB Certification"