Zaelot Achieves ISTQB Gold

Published: March 8, 2024

Updated: April 10, 2024

We're excited to announce that Zaelot has achieved Gold Partner status with ISTQB, the leading software testing certification organization. This milestone demonstrates our commitment to providing industry-leading quality assurance (QA) services. 

Becoming an ISTQB Gold Partner is no small feat. It requires having at least 14 certification points, earned through advanced certifications held by employees and consultants. We're proud to have several ISTQB Certified Testers on our team, including those with Advanced Level certificates.

ISTQB Gold Partner Certification

As an ISTQB Gold Partner, Zaelot has met stringent criteria that proves our QA and testing expertise. ISTQB promotes software testing best practices and being a Gold Partner validates our capabilities in test planning, design, execution, automation, and more. It's an honor to be recognized by such a well-respected organization.

Achieving this prestigious status further establishes Zaelot as a top provider of QA services. Our entire company is dedicated to delivering robust, high-quality solutions to clients. This certification demonstrates our commitment and ability to do just that.


The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a global software testing certification organization. ISTQB was founded in 2002 by a group of leading experts in software testing from various countries with the aim to establish an internationally-accepted certification scheme for software testers. 

ISTQB has established a Body of Knowledge and guidelines for software testing that are designed to promote efficient and effective testing practices within organizations. The ISTQB certifications are based on this internationally-accepted Body of Knowledge and are recognized globally as the premier certifications for software testers.

ISTQB operates as an umbrella organization with independent certification boards in each country. It offers certifications at Foundation, Advanced, and Expert Levels to ensure software testers have the knowledge and skills needed at various points in their careers. ISTQB certifications are recognized by companies worldwide as a benchmark for software testing competency.

By establishing a common understanding and terminology for software testing concepts and best practices, ISTQB aims to elevate the profession of software testing and promote improved software quality through skilled testing professionals. With over 1 million certifications issued to date, ISTQB has established itself as the leading software testing certification organization worldwide.

Benefits of ISTQB Certification

ISTQB certification provides numerous benefits for software testing professionals and organizations. Some key benefits include:

Professional Credibility

ISTQB certification demonstrates a tester's knowledge, skills, and proficiency in software testing best practices. Certification enhances a tester's professional credibility and proves their dedication to the field. ISTQB certified testers stand out with an internationally recognized qualification.  

International Recognition 

ISTQB certificates are recognized globally across industries. Achieving ISTQB certification shows you have mastered a rigorous, international body of testing knowledge. With over 1 million certifications issued, ISTQB is the most widely accepted certification for software testers worldwide.

Knowledge of Industry Best Practices

Preparing for ISTQB certification provides in-depth exposure to the latest software testing methods and techniques. The ISTQB syllabus is regularly updated by a panel of international testing experts. Holding an ISTQB certificate shows you are up-to-date with current processes, tools, and standards.

Career Advancement Opportunities

ISTQB certification helps testers advance their careers. Certification demonstrates a tester's dedication to the profession. Many organizations prefer hiring ISTQB certified testers or require certification for certain roles. ISTQB certified professionals open up new job opportunities and earn higher salaries.

Our QA and Testing Services

At Zaelot, our expert QA team provides comprehensive quality assurance and testing services, including:

Functional Testing

We thoroughly test all features and functionality of your software to ensure it works as intended and meets business and user requirements. This includes unit, integration, system, and user acceptance testing.  

Non-Functional Testing 

Beyond functionality, we test non-functional aspects like usability, performance, security, and more using techniques like usability testing, load testing, penetration testing, and others.

Automated Testing

Automated tests are created to quickly validate new features and catch regressions. We utilize frameworks like Selenium, Appium, REST Assured, and more to automate web, mobile, and API testing.

Performance/Load Testing

We load test your application to validate it can handle expected user loads and identify bottlenecks before launch. Load testing helps optimize speed and stability.

Stress Testing

Stress tests analyze system behavior under extreme workloads to find the breaking point. This ensures the reliability of your software under high traffic.

Accessibility Testing

Your application is tested for compliance with accessibility standards like WCAG 2.0 to ensure it can be used by people with disabilities.

Systems We Have Tested

Over the years, our QA experts have tested a wide variety of systems and applications. Some of the key systems we have experience with include:

Web Applications

We have designed and executed test plans for complex web applications built with technologies like React, Angular, Node.js, .NET, Java, PHP, and more. Our testing spans functionality, UI/UX, accessibility, security, and more.

Mobile Applications 

Our team has tested native iOS and Android apps as well as cross-platform mobile apps built with React Native, Flutter, and other frameworks. We test on both emulators/simulators and real devices.


We thoroughly test REST, SOAP, and GraphQL APIs to ensure functionality, performance, reliability and proper integration. Our API testing expertise covers the full testing lifecycle.


Our QA team has experience testing various SQL and NoSQL databases like MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, and others. We validate data integrity, security, scalability, and more.

ETL Processes 

We test ETL (extract, transform, load) processes that extract data from sources, transform it, and load it into data warehouses or other destinations. Our testing validates correct data transfers and transformations.

How We Engage in QA Projects

At Zaelot, our QA services are deeply integrated into everything we build internally. We have robust processes and certified experts to ensure quality at every stage of development. 

However, a significant portion of our practice is providing QA services for systems and projects built externally by other companies. We are brought in to test, validate, and help solve lingering quality issues.

Our full suite of QA services is available whether we build the system ourselves or are brought in to test someone else's development work. Our ISTQB certified testers enable us to provide rigorous, high-value QA that meets all client needs.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you and discuss how we can assist with your software quality assurance and testing needs. Contact us, our team of ISTQB certified experts is ready to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ISTQB certification and why is it valuable?

ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) certification is the leading international certification for software testers. It provides credentials based on a rigorous body of testing knowledge recognized globally. ISTQB certification demonstrates a tester's knowledge of industry best practices and enhances their professional credibility. Key benefits include proving testing proficiency, opening up career advancement opportunities, and gaining international recognition. With over 1 million certifications issued, ISTQB is the most widely accepted and preferred certification for software testers worldwide.

What levels of ISTQB certification are available?

ISTQB offers certifications at three levels - Foundation, Advanced, and Expert. The Foundation Level covers core testing concepts and techniques. The Advanced Level has separate streams that go deeper into specific areas like Test Automation, Test Manager, and Technical Test Analyst. The Expert Level targets senior professionals and goes into critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills for testing. Each level builds on the previous one to provide progressive knowledge and skills.

What kind of testing services does Zaelot provide?

Zaelot offers a full spectrum of testing services including functional testing, non-functional testing, automated testing, performance/load testing, stress testing, and accessibility testing. They have experience testing complex systems like web and mobile apps, APIs, databases, ETL processes, and more. The Zaelot QA team handles test planning, design, execution, automation, reporting, and more to provide comprehensive quality assurance. Their ISTQB certified testers follow rigorous processes to validate functionality, UI/UX, security, reliability and other aspects.

How did Zaelot achieve ISTQB Gold Partner status?

Zaelot achieved the ISTQB Gold Partner status by meeting stringent criteria set by ISTQB. This included having at least 14 certification points earned through advanced certifications held by their employees and consultants. Zaelot has several ISTQB Certified Testers including those holding Advanced Level certificates. Meeting these criteria proves Zaelot's expertise in key testing areas and commitment to following ISTQB software testing best practices.

Why does ISTQB certification matter for a QA services provider?

For a QA service provider like Zaelot, having ISTQB certified testers is critical. It validates their testing knowledge and proficiency in utilizing industry standards and best practices. ISTQB certification reassures clients that Zaelot has credible testing capabilities. It also enables them to deliver more efficient and effective QA services. Given how widely recognized and preferred ISTQB certifications are, they differentiate Zaelot as a highly qualified provider of QA and testing services.



Christian Clark

Head of Technology @ Zaelot

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