ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer

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Course Objectives

Provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide a test automation project. The course focuses on the concepts, methods, tools, and processes for automating dynamic functional tests and the relationship of those tests to test management, configuration management, defect management, software development processes and quality assurance.


Who Will Benefit

This 3-day course is appropriate for professionals in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, software developers, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate. This course may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software test automation, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

The certification is aimed at professionals who are working within a tool supported software testing environment. It is also for professionals who are planning to start working within a tool supported software testing environment in the future, or are working within companies that plan to do so.



Candidates for the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate must hold the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate.


Skills Gained

·       Contribute to the development of a plan to integrate automated testing within the testing process.

·       Evaluate tools and technology for automation best fit to each project and organization.

·       Create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture (TAA).

·       Design and develop (new or modified) test automation solutions that meet the business needs.

·       Enable the transition of testing from a manual to an automated approach.

·       Create automated test reporting and metrics collection.

·       Manage and optimize testing assets to facilitate maintainability and address evolving(test) systems. 


Course Content


Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation

·       Purpose of Test Automation

·       Success Factors in Test Automation

Preparing for Test Automation

·       SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation

·       Tool Evaluation and Selection

·       Design for Testability and Automation

The Generic Test Automation Architecture

·       Introduction to gTAA

·       TAA Design

·       TAS Development


Deployment Risks and Contingencies

·       Selection of Test Automation Approach and

·       Planning of Deployment/Rollout

·       Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies

·       Test Automation Maintenance

Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

·       Selection of TAS Metrics

·       Implementation of Measurement

·       Logging of the TAS and the SUT

·       Test Automation Reporting


Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated


·       Criteria for Automation

·       Identify Steps Needed to Implement Automation within Regression Testing

·       Factors to Consider when Implementing

·       Automation within New Feature Testing

·       Factors to Consider when Implementing Automation of Confirmation Testing

·       Verifying the Test Automation Solution

·       Verifying Automated Test Environment Components

·       Verifying the Automated Test Suite

·       Continuous Improvement

·       Options for Improving Test Automation

·       Planning the Implementation of Test Automation Improvement




The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam comprises 40 multiple choice questions with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 90 minutes.

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