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Toby Thompson,

Senior Knowledge Engineer

Toby is a trainer and coach for SoftEd in the areas of Agile and Software Testing.

With more than 18 years hands-on experience, Toby has 16 years of teaching agile and software testing courses to over 3,000 students.  He has been a principal trainer and test consultant across many industry sectors including finance, banking, telecommunications, retail and publishing.

Toby was the Managing Director of Disqover (now part of the SoftEd Group), a specialist testing training company that delivered training in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the UK.  He is heavily involved in the development of course material and in helping those keen to gain their ISTQB Certification scheme. 



  • Masters of Science in Information Systems, UK
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Politics and International Relations, UK
  • Higher National Certificate in Radio Journalism, UK


  • Certified Agile Professional 
  • ICAgile accredited trainer
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Test Automation
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Facilitation and Iteration Management
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Testing
  • ISTQB accredited trainer
  • ISTQB Foundation Level in Software Testing
  • ISTQB Agile Tester Extension Certificate
  • Distinction in ISEB/ISTQB Practitioner Certificate in Software Testing
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager, Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training BSZ40198

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