About Us

About phSTQB

Phlippines Software Testing Qualification Association (PhSTQB) is the International Software Qualifications Board (ISTQB)approved national board for Philippines. PhSTQB is responsible for the "ISTQB-CERTIFIED-TESTER" Certification in Philippines. Phlippines Software Testing Qualification Body was founded and was granted permission by ISTQB in 2017.


    • To improve and support the growth of Philippine Software Testing Community.
    • To promote understanding and acceptance of best practices in Software Testing in accordance with ISTQB Guidelines and Syllabus.


  • To promote ISTQB in Philippines via work shops, conferences and other digital media means to Individuals, IT organizations and universities.
  • To bring awareness and establish importance of ISTQB Certifications and best practices.
  • To Create a Pool of ISTQB Certified Software Testing Professionals in Philippines.
  • To Integrate Software Testing and ISTQB certification(CTFL) as a vocational course in Universities.
  • Creating awareness of ISTQB and encourage new Training Provides to become ISTQB Partners.
  • Provide and administer ISTQB exams.
  • Provide training and ISTQB certification.

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 a doption 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.
  • Formal recognition for organizations having adopted ISTQB® certifications will be available in the future.

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.

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