Fundamentals of Software Testing

Second Edition Revised and Updated

Fundamentals of Software Testing

Bernard Homès, founder of the ISTQB and an IEEE.

ISBN : 9781786309822

Publication Date : July 2024

Hardcover 386 pp

165.00 USD



Software testing has greatly evolved since the first edition of this book in 2011. Testers are now required to work in “agile” teams and focus on automating test cases. It has thus been necessary to update this work, in order to provide fundamental knowledge that testers should have to be effective and efficient in today’s world.

This book describes the fundamental aspects of testing in the different lifecycles, and how to implement and benefit from reviews and static analysis. Multiple other techniques are approached, such as equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, use case testing, decision tables and state transitions.

This second edition also covers test management, test progress monitoring and incident management, in order to ensure that the testing information is correctly provided to the stakeholders.

This book provides detailed course-study material for the 2023 version of the ISTQB Foundation level syllabus, including sample questions to help prepare for exams.


1. Fundamentals of Testing.
2. Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle.
3. Static Testing.
4. Test Design Techniques.
5. Test Management.
6. Tools Support for Testing.
7. Mock Exam.
8. Templates and Models.
9. Answers to the Questions.

About the authors/editors

Bernard Homès, founder of the ISTQB and an IEEE Senior member, has over 40 years of experience in IT and software testing. He headed the design for the Advanced Level syllabus and holds numerous testing certifications. This is his eighth book on software testing, which will once more focus on helping customers to improve the efficiency of their testing processes.

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