ISTQB® (International Qualification Board for Software Testing) is an organization for certification of software testers. ISTQB® is a non-profit association officially registered in Belgium.

ISTQB® is responsible for the international qualification, called "ISTQB® Certified Tester". The qualification is based on the training program (Syllabus) and consists of several levels. ISTQB® is the largest organization in the field of certification of software testers, represented in more than 100 countries and issued more than 700 000 certificates.

RSTQB (Russian Qualification Board for Software Testing) is part of the International Qualification Board for Software Testing (ISTQB®). RSTQB and ISTQB® are international, independent and non-profit organizations.

RSTQB is the successor of STQBRU, founded in 2005. The Board develops training programs and examination questions for the certification system in Russia. Members of RSTQB represent Russia in the open community. All members are volunteers. Members of RSTQB already have extensive experience in various areas of IT and economics and are specialists in the field of software development and quality assurance. The president of the Board is Andrey Konushin.


Active members of RSTQB:

  • Andrey Konushin - president
  • Margarita Trofimova - vice-president
  • Ph.D. Alexander Alexandrov
  • Olga Dulkeyt
  • Elena Kostina
  • Ilya Kulakov
  • Vadim Lukovaty
  • Polina Porodnikova
  • Ekaterina Remizova
  • Ksenia Taktasheva
  • Aleksandra Titova
  • Alexander Torgovkin
  • Pavel Sharikov
  • Svetlana Yushina