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FiSTB - agile testing


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Agile Testing cerfiticate from ISTQB available later this year. This presentation is about agile testing in general, some research findings about certificates (extract of Finnish figures from ISTQB global survey), and a few notes about the new certificate and related courses. Presentation at Testaus2014 seminar.

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FiSTB - agile testing

  1. 1. FiSTB – Agile Testing Kari Kakkonen, Chairman, FiSTB
  2. 2. Agile Testing FiSTB 14.5.2014 @kkakkonen
  3. 3. ISTQB® - 320 000+ certificates • ISTQB® : International Software Testing Qualifications Board ( – Non-profit association – Founded in 2002 - Headquarters in Belgium – With own constitution, rules and regulations – Composed of volunteer international Testing Experts – Responsible for “ISTQB® Certified Tester” scheme worldwide • ISTQB® is the world’s leading organisation for Software Testing Certification • Advancing the software testing profession ISTQB® - August 2012 3
  4. 4. ISTQB in Finland – 2600+ certificates • Coordinated by FiSTB (Finnish Software Testing Board), • Board is responsible for – Bringing Finnish perspective to international cooperation – Coordinating national working groups – Running Finnish Certification Body for ISTQB – Organizing annual Finnish Testing Assembly conference – 25.9.2014 – Promoting software testing among universities through ”School tours” – Creating a network for professionals and companies • FiSTB is a member of Finnish Information Processing Association (TTL ry) • FiSTB cooperates with Finnish Association of Software Testing (FAST/TestausOSY)
  5. 5. ISTQB® SURVEY RESULTS FINLAND ISTQB® Internal Document – Not to be disclosed outside
  6. 6. ISTQB® 2014 6ISTQB® Results Finland – Test Engineer 82; 82 % 18; 18 % Would you recommend the ISTQB® Foundation Level (CTFL) certification to your colleagues? Yes No
  7. 7. ISTQB® 2014 7ISTQB® Results Finland – Test Manager 97; 97 % 3; 3 % Would you recommend the ISTQB® Foundation Level (CTFL) certification to your colleagues? Yes No
  8. 8. ISTQB® 2014 8ISTQB® Results Finland – Test Engineer 21; 21 % 29; 29 % 50; 50 % Would you be interested in Agile testing certification? No Unsure Yes
  9. 9. ISTQB® 2014 9ISTQB® Results Finland – Test Manager 14; 14 % 20; 20 % 66; 66 % Would you be interested in Agile testing certification? No Unsure Yes
  10. 10. ISTQB® 2014 10ISTQB® • survey.html Survey result in web
  11. 11. AGILE TESTING ISTQB Foundation Level Extension
  12. 12. Think through testing quadrants • Supports Agile testing strategy and planning • Covers all goals • Enables balancing testing efforts Acceptance Testing (automated or partly manual) Unit Testing (automated) Business facing Technology facing Exploratory Testing (manual or partly automated) Non-functionality tests (e.g. performance testing supported by tools) CritiqueProduct Supportteam Source: original idea by Brian Marick & adaptation by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory
  13. 13. Agile testing fit in ISTQB
  14. 14. Agile Testing certificate contents • Agile Software Development – The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development – Aspects of Agile Approaches • Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices & Processes – The Differences between Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches – Status of Testing in Agile Projects – Role and Skills of a Tester in an Agile Team • Agile Testing Methods, Techniques & Tools – Agile Testing Methods – Iterations in Agile Projects – Techniques in Agile Projects – Tools in Agile Projects
  15. 15. Who should have the certificate • Three groups of professionals: – Experienced testers with backgrounds in traditional lifecycles whose teams are using agile methods – Junior testers, just starting in the profession, who will work on projects following agile methods – Experienced developers, new to testing, who will do testing tasks as part of their job as agile developers • Note: includes testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers Autumn 2014
  16. 16. 16 Questions? Do you have an ISEB- or ISTQB-certificate? Join our LinkedIn-group and our mailinglist Does your company appreciate testing? Become an ISTQB partner Do you think your university needs more testing education? Ask us to speak there!