The Foundation Certificate in Software Testing was introduced as part of the BCS Professional Certification portfolio (formerly ISEB) in 1998; since then, over 550,000 Foundation Certificates have been awarded. An Intermediate Level Certificate was introduced in 2007 as a step towards the more advanced Practitioner Certificates. (Visit for more information.)

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) ( was set up in 2001 to offer a similar certification scheme to as many countries as wished to join this international testing community. The UK was a founding member of ISTQB and, in 2005, adopted the ISTQB Foundation Certificate syllabus as the basis of examinations for ...

Get Software Testing - An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation guide 4th edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.