Welcome to SSTB - Swedish Software Testing Board

As the most widely recognized and fastest-growing software testing certification organization in the world ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) now has more than 500 000 certified testers in over 80 countries. SSTB is one of ISTQB's member boards. Besides in English, SSTB also offers a Swedish standard and Swedish testing certification according to the international standard.

FL 2011 will be discontinued and FL 2018 takes over

Last date for course and exam FL 2011 (English) was 2019-06-04. For Swedish the latest date is
2019-12-04.
FL 2018 exists already today and replaces FL 2011.
For finding by SSTB accredited training providers, se here. The list will be updated when new training providers are accredited.
See the Calendar for exams offered by SSTB

Is Model-Based Testing right for you?

Model-based testing is an innovative testing approach to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the test process. A model-based tester on a project uses models to drive test analysis and design, and keeps advantage of the models for other testing activities, such as test implementation and reporting.

ISTQB Model-based Tester certification complements the core foundation level as a specialist module. It provides a practical and easy entry to the MBT approach.
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ISTQB Worldwide Software Testing Practices Survey 2017-18

As a nonprofit-organization with its mission of "advancing the software testing profession", ISTQB® regularly conducts surveys to assess the trends in testing industry world-wide. Such surveys are publicly available on the ISTQB® Web Site.....
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Download the survey here

SSTB exams

As an ISTQB member board, SSTB conducts examinations and certifications in most of the modules offered by ISTQB. Se product portfolio below.
SSTB conducts ISTQB examinations as follows:

  • Immediately following a course conducted by accredited course holders. See the Calendar tab. All course holders always have an exam connected to their course
  • Approximately once a month as an open exam in Stockholm and Gothenburg. See the
    Open SSTB Exams tab. On these occasions one can enroll in any of the ISTQB examinations offered by SSTB
  • At the request of a group or a company. Please contact SSTB for agreement.

Even if you haven’t participated in a course you can register for an exam if there are available places left. Which ISTQB modules you can sign up for at any time can be found in the Calendar tab

The examinations are carried out on paper and the results are posted to the address you provided during the examination; you usually have it after 4-5 days. If you have not received a result within two weeks, you will be contacted by SSTB

News

2017

Following the successful release of Worldwide Software Testing Practices Report in 2015, a new survey was designed for its second edition considering the changing needs of software testing industry. The survey was designed by the ISTQB® Marketing Working Group and endorsed by ISTQB® Member boards, accredited training providers and exam providers in all over the world.
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Go to the survey

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As a non-profit organization, with its mission of “advancing the software testing profession”, ISTQB® regularly conducts international online surveys to assess trends in the testing industry. In the 2013 ”ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey”, we collected market feedback on the impact of ISTQB® certifications; in 2015 we conducted a survey focused on “Worldwide Software Testing Practices”. In this latest “ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey”, we ask for additional feedback from testing professionals and analyse how trends and demands are changing.
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Download the report here

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A new ISTQB Brochure is availabe. Among others there are benifits for professionals such as international recognition of aquired competencies and skills, a career support and a logo
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An ISTQB Summary Presentation witd updated data for 2017
I can be downloaded here

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After every completed ISTQB course there is a possibility for examination. Often this is done in direct connection to the course but can sometimes be different. If you didn’t attend the course you can attend the exam as well as long there is room for it. You can also attend an examination for an ISTQB module that was not the course. Se the calendar on SSTB’s website and contact the course administrator.
In addition to those exams SSTB also organize open exams once a month in Stockholm / Kista and Göteborg / Lindholmen. SSTB also organizes open exams in Malmö in cooperation with System Verification. See the calendar.
Applications for the open exams in Kista and Göteborg can be done here.

SSTB can today (2017-03) offer the following exams in english:
Foundation Level
·         Foundation
·         Agile Tester
·         Model-Based
Advanced Level
·         Test Manager
·         Test Analyst
·         Technical Test Analyst
·         Test Automation Engineer
 
The fee for the open exams in Kista and Göteborg are 2300:- (2875:- incl moms) for Foundation Level and 2800:- (3500:- incl moms) for Advanced Level.

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ISTQB® is pleased to announce that a new central register of successful candidates will be
available on the ISTQB® website from June 2017. The Successful Candidate Register will list
individuals who pass an ISTQB® certification examination (at all levels and across all modules) and
who have given their consent to be included.
SSTB has started to collect data in January 2017. It is done in conjunction with your registration at the exam. By ticking a box and signing you are giving your consent to your data being processed for the purposes of the ISTQB® SCR.
The SCR includes your data as follows:
• Name (First and Last Name)
• The certification module (e.g.: Foundation Core, Agile Tester, Test Manager, etc.)
• The level of certification (Foundation, Advanced, Expert)
• Part of the certificate number
• The certification date
• The country that the certification was gained in (Sweden in this case)
• The certification body (SSTB in this case)
 
If you are ISTQB® certified before 2017 you will not be automatically included in the register. SSTB will come back later how this will be done.
 
The media release about SCR can be found here

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SSTB can now offer exam and certification on ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer
The exam language is English and exam length is 90 min (113 min if your native language is not English)
There are 40 questions and they are Multiple Choise. As all exams on Advanced Level it is required that you are certified on ISTQB Foundation Level Core or similar to be able to take the exam.
Yóu can find more on exams on Advanced Level here.
Practice exam can be found here and Syllabus here

If you want to apply for Test Automation Engineer exam look in the Calendar and find when there is an exam (TAE, Test Automation Engineer. The price for the exam is the same as for other exams on Advanced Level

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ViKanVisa AB is 2017-01-05 accredited for ISTQB Foundation Level Core with English material and terminology

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ISTQB-SSTB Product Portfolio

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For complete ISTQB product portfolio, see here
SSTB provides exam for the modules with SSTB logo