ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer.

Course details.

In this ISTQB accredited course, you will learn to design, develop and maintain test automation solutions according to the internationally renowned ISTQB testing methodology.

The training focuses on the concepts, methods, tools and processes for automating dynamic functional tests and the relationship of these tests to management, configuration management, defect management, software development processes and quality assurance.

Those Certified as an ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer, may use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym: CTAL-TAE.

Skills Gained

  • To contribute to the development of a plan to integrate automated testing within the testing process.
  • To evaluate tools and technology for automation best fit to each project and organization.
  • To create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture (TAA).
  • To design and develop (new or modified) test automation solutions that meet the business needs.
  • To enable the transition of testing from a manual to an automated approach.
  • To create automated test reporting and metrics collection.
  • To manage and optimize test assets to facilitate maintainability and address evolving (test) systems.


  • You are a holder of the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.
  • You have 36 months of experience in software testing.

Content Overview

istqb test automation engineer

Day 1

Introduction and objectives for test automation
  • Purpose of test automation
  • Success Factors
Preparing for test automation
  • SUT factors influencing test automation
  • Tool evaluation and selection
  • Design for testability and automation
The generic test automation architecture (gTAA)
  • Introduction to gTAA
  • Introduction to TAA design
  • Approaches for automating test cases

Day 2

The generic test automation architecture (gTAA)
  • Test Automation Solution development
Deployment risks and contingencies
  • Selection of test automation approach and planning of deployment & rollout
  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategies
Test automation reporting and metrics
  • Selection of TAS metrics
  • Implementation of measurement
  • Logging of the TAS and the SUT
  • Test automation reporting

Day 3

Transitioning manual testing 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
Verifying the TAS
  • Verifying automated test environment components
  • Verifying the automated test suite
Continuous improvement
  • Options for improving test automation
  • Planning the implementation of test automation improvement

Exam Information

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. Course participants will receive an exam voucher to book the exam at a Pearson Vue exam centre in Dublin. You will need to provide your ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing Number to book the exam.

Terms and Conditions

Upon booking this training course, you agree to the Exactest Terms and Conditions

    ISTQB Test Automation Engineer 21st to 23rd September 2020