ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Test Engineer

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This course 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. Methods described are generally applicable across variety of software lifecycle approaches (e.g., agile, sequential, incremental, iterative), types of software systems (e.g., embedded, distributed, mobile) and test types (functional and non-functional testing).


  • 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

Additional Information

The ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer certificate exam comprises 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 90 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 23 minutes) so a total of 113 minutes.

This course includes the cost of a Pearson Vue exam. Once the delegate have completed the course and are ready to sit for the exam, they will need to register with and check availability at their chosen test centre. Then they will need to contact QA who will book the exam for them.

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Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation (2 topics)

  • 1.1 Purpose of Test Automation
  • 1.2 Success Factors in Test Automation

Preparing for Test Automation (3 topics)

  • 2.1 SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation
  • 2.2 Tool Evaluation and Selection
  • 2.3 Design for Testability and Automation

The Generic Test Automation Architecture (3 topics)

  • 3.1 Introduction to gTAA
  • 3.2 TAA Design
  • 3.3 TAS Development

Deployment Risks and Contingencies (3 topics)

  • 4.1 Selection of Test Automation Approach and Planning of Deployment/Rollout
  • 4.2 Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
  • 4.3 Test Automation Maintenance

Test Automation Reporting and Metrics (4 topics)

  • 5.1 Selection of TAS Metrics
  • 5.2 Implementation of Measurement
  • 5.3 Logging of the TAS and the SUT
  • 5.4 Test Automation Reporting

Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment (4 topics)

  • 6.1 Criteria for Automation
  • 6.2 Identify Steps Needed to Implement Automation within Regression Testing
  • 6.3 Factors to Consider when Implementing Automation within New Feature Testing
  • 6.4 Factors to Consider when Implementing Automation of Confirmation Testing

Verifying the TAS (2 topics)

  • 7.1 Verifying Automated Test Environment Components
  • 7.2 Verifying the Automated Test Suite

Continuous Improvement (2 topics)

  • 8.1 Options for Improving Test Automation
  • 8.2 Planning the Implementation of Test Automation Improvement


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

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Code Location Duration Price Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Virtual Classroom (Attend From Anywhere)
3 Days $2,160
QAALTAE 3 Days $2,160

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