The UK Testing Board

The UK Testing Board (UKTB) is a not for Profit legal entity formed in 2007 who’s roles include:

  • Support for the ISTQB certification schemes in the UK
  • Provision of accreditation for ISTQB trainers and training materials in the UK via our exam partners (BCS and iSQI)
  • Working with testers, employers, education, and other standard bodies to advance the professionalism of the software testing profession in the UK
  • The power behind UK language ISTQB exams for BCS and iSQI
  • Leading the industrialisation of Software Testing within the UK market through process consistency and standards adoption

If you would like more details please contact the UK Testing Board at [email protected] or check out the website at



SoftTest Ireland was established in 2002. Its objectives are to – Provide a forum to share testing experiences, enabling networking with other testing professionals in Ireland – Provide opportunities to gain knowledge to help improve the testing process in their own organisations -Support and encourage professional development and training for testers and students of software testing.

If you would like more details you can check out our websire at


BCS SIGIST (Special Interest Group in Software Testing)

The BCS SIGIST was established in 1989 to further the interests/education of software/system testers, and is now the largest independent group of testers in the UK. It hosts conferences five times each year in London with presentations on all aspects of testing as well as providing a good opportunity for members to network.

The SIGIST also runs a library, hosts book reviews and has an exhibition by vendors of testing tools/services running in parallel with each conference. A newsletter is issued on a regular basis to keep members in touch, with news/articles etc. The SIGIST invites Keynote Speakers who are renowned internationally for their testing experience to present papers, providing members with the opportunity to question them on aspects of testing. Occasionally the conferences also include BOF (Birds of a Feather) sessions allowing individuals to join a group to discuss specific testing issues.

The SIGIST is one of the largest Special Interest Groups within the BCS, always attracting large attendances. There are nearly 3,000 testers on their database, and membership provides a number of preferential benefits.

Email: Kerry Earl – [email protected]



London Tester Gathering

This group aims to provide a meeting place and regular events for anyone involved in testing products which are developed in an Agile environment. Come to meet fellow testers, share stories and experiences about tools and techniques which may, or may not, have solved testing problems on other Agile projects. This is also a place of learning, where live demonstrations of tools will be given for FREE – no more expensive training courses for simple (and free) open-source testing tools. The group will decide what topics we cover at our meetings – and what tools will be demonstrated and taught. So if you want to know how to integrate Slim with Webdriver, how BDD should be used from a testers perspective, or even how Selenium IDE can be used to automate regression testing on your website, then join the group and request then vote for the topic of your choice. Look forward to seeing you at the meetups



Liverpool Tester Gathering

Liverpool tester gathering is a gathering organised by testers, for anyone interested in learning about testing.

We love our event!

We broadcast our event live on Facebook and twitter, and regularly hit 500 people plus for the event