To gain recognition for testing as an essential and professional software engineering specialization
To provide a standard framework for the development of testers' careers
To enable professionally qualified testers to be recognized by employers, customers and peers, and to raise the profile of testers
To promote consistent and good testing practices within all software engineering disciplines
To identify testing topics that are relevant and of value to industry
To enable software suppliers to hire certified testers and thereby gain commercial advantage over their competitors by advertising their tester recruitment policy
To provide an opportunity for testers and those with an interest in testing to acquire an internationally recognized qualification in the subject.
To be globally marketed under the brand name "ISTQB® Certified Tester"
To learn and apply common testing techniques and approaches
To take advantage of an amalgamation of many years of learning and applying test techniques