Who is it for?

  • Anyone working in software testing who has achieved an advanced point in their career.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation level and a minimum of three years testing experience is recommended.
  • Successful completion of the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Agile Tester
  • Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.

What will I learn?

  • Apply Agile techniques to ensure tests that provide adequate coverage
  • Define testable requirements within Agile Team
  • Create and implement various Agile Test approaches using appropriate techniques
  • Support and contribute to test automation activities in an Agile project
  • Support continuous integration in an Agile Team
  • Support Agile Team in continuous delivery and deployment
  • Learn the service virtualization concepts
  • Work with, and share information with, other team members using effective communication styles and channels

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list:

Download the latest syllabus (PDF)

When you achieve the certificate you can appear on the Successful Candidate Register (SCR).

How do I get this certification?

Training and exam (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last five days.

Where can I study?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Training providers coming soon

Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about software testing.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 35 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where do I sit my exam?

At any Pearson VUE test centre across the world.

How much does it cost?

Guide price: £252 (£210 + VAT) based on UK RRP

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What format is the exam?

  • 90-minute ‘closed book’
  • 65 complex multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65%

Simple non-programmable calculators can be used during paper based examinations (to be provided by the candidate).

Candidates taking online examinations will have access to an on-screen calculator. No other calculators or mobile technology will be allowed.

Download the specimen paper (PDF)

Download the answer key (PDF)

ISTQB® is a Registered Trade Mark of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board.

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.