The ISTQB test certification scheme has a number of benefits. These benefits are listed below for each stakeholder.

Benefits for individual

ISTQB certified testers:

  • Gain independently assessed knowledge and skills.
  • Increase their marketability throughout the industry.
  • Have greater career opportunities and increased earning potential.
  • Can add the "ISTQB Certified Tester" logo and credential to their resumes.
  • Are recognized as having subscribed to a Code of Ethics.

Benefits for employers

Employers of ISTQB Certified Testers can take advantage of many benefits, as shown below:

  • Having certified staff can be a competitive advantage for organizations, which can benefit from the adoption of more structured testing practices and optimization of test activities, derived from the ISTQB competencies.
  • For consulting organizations, certified staff can offer high-level services to customers, increasing revenues and brand value.
  • Adoption of ISTQB certification schemes in an organization can help in recruiting and retaining high standing staff and can help organizations remain up-to-date with testing innovations.

Benefits for training providers

ISTQB Training providers can:

  • Access an international market that recognizes ISTQB.
  • Distinguish themselves through the independently assessed professionalism of their teachers and quality/ coverage of their training material.
  • Offer their clients the most up-to-date testing knowledge.
  • Provide a continuously expanding professional development path to their clients in the field of testing.
  • Participate in early reviews of the ISTQB® syllabi and in other activities organized by ISTQB.
  • Use the ISTQB accredited trainer provider logos and credential within their marketing materials.