ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer

The ISTQB Test Automation Engineer certification focuses on the design, development, and maintenance of test automation solutions. It also covers 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 a variety of software life cycle approaches, types of software systems, and test types.

Learning objectives

Advanced Level testers who have passed the “Advanced Test Automation Engineer” module exam should be able to accomplish the following Business Objectives:

  • 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

Target Audience

This certification course is aimed at the software tester, technical tester, test analyst, developer, or anyone wishing to improve their prerequisites for understanding and implementing test automation. You don’t need to have a technical background to participate in this course, but you do need to pass the ISTQB/ISEB Foundation exam before taking an advanced level exam.

Course and Exam format

During the 3 days of the course the syllabus will be covered. Our courses are characterized by a high level of activity, as the theory is supported by examples and exercises. You should expect about 20-30 hours of preparation prior to the course, and 1-2 hours of homework each night during the course.

Exam format

The exam is a 1,5-hour, advanced multiple choice test based on a series of cases.  There are approximately 40 questions, and you must answer at least 65% correctly to pass the exam. 

In-House training?

If you are more than 5 people from same organisation, it can be beneficial to consider the course as in-house training. We conduct the course exclusively for your employees, either as standard as described or tailored to your needs.

Advantages of in-house training

  • Financial savings for more than 5 people
  • Intensive exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing
  • Employees gain a common understanding of the subject
  • Opportunity for unique customization based on your own methods and processes

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ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer

ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer

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Course content

1. Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation

  • Purpose of Test Automation
  • Success Factors in Test Automation

2. Preparing for Test Automation

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

3. The Generic Test Automation Architecture

  • Introduction to gTAA
  • TAA Design
  • TAS Development

4. Deployment Risks and Contingencies

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

5. Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

  • Selection of TAS Metrics
  • Implementation of Measurement
  • Logging of the TAS and the SUT
  • Test Automation Reporting

6. Transitioning Manual to an Automated Environment

  • 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

7. Verifying the TAS

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

8. Continuous Improvement

  • Options for Improving Test Automation
  • Adapting Test Automation to environment and SUT changes


Meet our Trainer

Jens Riggelsen

Meet Jens – Meet Jens, which is a trained computer scientist and have experience as dynamic Developer who’s also a pro at Test Automation. Jens also holds certifications in software testing – ISTQB Foundation, Agile Extension, Advanced Test Automation Engineer and Selenium, giving him an advantage in bridging the worlds of development and testing. With a background as a lecturer at the Science Museums in Aarhus, Jens has accumulated over 2,000 hours of experience as a teacher and communicator of complex topics.