QualityWorks to become official ISTQB training provider for English-Speaking Caribbean

QualityWorks Consulting Group is set to become the first “International Software Testing Qualifications Board” (ISTQB) accredited training provider in the English-speaking Caribbean as of August 2019.

As a pioneer in quality-driven development and test innovation throughout the Caribbean and the United States and top software testing (Clutch Awards, 2018), QualityWorks’ decision to partner with the CTB – Caribbean Testing Board (regional ISTQB board for the English-speaking Caribbean) was a natural progression. Since expanding from Los Angeles to Kingston, Jamaica, QualityWorks has remained committed to empowering clients and the tech community in the region.

The company’s emphasis on quality and innovation in software development has been marked by the use of leading DevSecOps technologies in penetration testing, serverless architecture, and agile methodologies to drive digital transformation. This alignment with ISTQB will serve to further this mission by strengthening the representation and competitiveness of Caribbean testers on a global scale while providing clients with the guarantee that their projects receive the quality and consistent testing practices the market demands.

Caribbean Testing Board President, Chantelle Jones shared, “We at CTB are looking forward to serving the Caribbean community together with QualityWorks to ensure that our local testers have the knowledge and expertise to compete in the global market.”

ISTQB is globally recognized as the de facto standard in software testing certification, with over 600,000 certified professionals across 120 countries and regional representation in more than 80 countries. Becoming the first ISTQB accredited local training provider in the CTB region has implications that transcend the company’s mission. QualityWorks will be able to tackle the ‘access barrier’ to opportunities for skill development and career growth in software testing and development. ISTQB certified testers not only receive international recognition but over 80% of those certified have experienced a marked improvement in their testing skills and competencies that affect career growth (2017 ISTQB Quality Survey).

Over the next few weeks, the company will undergo the first training course, to be held in Jamaica with the support of the Caribbean Testing Board (CTB). Brightest, a global exam provider for ISTQB, will run the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) exam for the QualityWorks team.

Brightest CEO, Kyle Siemens shared, “I’ve witnessed the passion and drive of Stacy Kirk and her team and it has always been clear to me that QualityWorks Consulting Group has what it takes to drive development throughout the Caribbean. Brightest is proud to partner with QualityWorks for ISTQB as well as other certifications in the future to support the local Caribbean markets.”

Through this ongoing partnership with Brightest, QualityWorks, once accredited by the CTB in August, we will be able to deliver ISTQB certification courses, preparing individuals and groups from local organizations for the given official ISTQB exams.

QualityWorks CEO, Stacy Kirk shared, “We always continue to raise the bar with leading tech and certification. This is why we have the top technologists on the island and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with this new course offering through the Caribbean. ”

QualityWorks is already scheduling training in the Caribbean, for more information on how to register, contact training@qualityworkscg.com or call 833-792-4453.

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