• To contribute to the recognition of software testing in South Africa as a professional activity performed by skilled, competent and certified individuals.



  • To harness the knowledge and skills of experienced software testing practitioners in the South African ICT market to the benefit of both the local and international software testing community.



  • To provide the South African ICT market with a common understanding of testing through the use of ISTQB's syllabus and certification process.



  • To highlight the importance of independent software testing and the benefits to be achieved by using generally accepted standards.



  • To provide South African testing professionals with access to internationally recognised experts in the software testing domain.



  • To be the management and control body for software test engineering education in South Africa.



  • To incorporate software testing as a profession in the South African context and to develop this scarce resource to be part of the ICT delivery of skills and technology.