ISTQB has released an Effectiveness Survey 2016-2017

The most significant findings from ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey 2016-2017

  1. The outcome of the 2016 survey confirms the results of the one done in 2013, with a very positive evaluation of the ISTQB® certification scheme.
  2. Employee career path development is the main motivation for managers for having their employees achieve ISTQB® CTFL certification. This was the main motivation in the 2013 survey also.
  3. The survey results would suggest that career path development is an important topic that can be supported by the ISTQB® certification scheme.
  4. The survey confirms that certification exam reflects the knowledge of the candidates to a very good extent.
  5. There is high and growing interest in ISTQB® Advanced Level certification. There is a ~20% increase in demand compared to the 2013 survey response data.
  6. Most selected topics for future certifications are Cloud testingTest metrics and Test effort estimationUser Acceptance testingWeb Based Application testing, and Test data management.
  7. Based on the ISTQB® Foundation and Advanced Level certifications’ estimations, the maturity level of software testing certification market has increased.
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