In compiling the glossary the working party has sought the views and comments of as broad a spectrum of opinion as possible in industry, commerce and government bodies and organizations, with the aim of producing an international testing standard which would gain acceptance in as wide a field as possible. Total agreement will rarely, if ever, be achieved in compiling a document of this nature.
Contributions to this glossary have been received from testing communities throughout the world. The ISTQB® Glossary is used as a reference document for the International Software Testing Qualification Board® (ISTQB®) software testing qualification scheme.
The document presents concepts, terms and definitions designed to aid communication in (software) testing and related disciplines.
The ISTQB® Glossary working party aims at delivering a glossary of testing and related terms that shall be used as a reference / source document for syllabi at Foundation, Advanced and Expert level.
Implementation of a new version of the Glossary (2.1) has been completed in March 2010. The new version has two major objectives: improved allignment with the AL syllabus and full support for the EL syllabus "Improving the testing process".