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ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer

This course is accredited by the ISTQB. A 3 day course containing exercises and practice exams, followed by an exam.

This course is not running at the moment

Our trainers are experienced testing practitioners with many years of software testing experience to relate to candidates in order to enhance the learning process.

Looking to train four or more delegates? We can run the course at your offices, over three days, or for less experienced groups, over four days – allowing extra time for practical exercises and discussion.

ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer

£TBC per delegate

The course is run over 3 days and includes all course materials. Lunch and refreshments are provided for some onsite courses. Please check course details for further information.

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    Who should attend

    • Project Managers.
    • Quality Assurance Managers.
    • Software Development Managers.
    • Business Analysts.
    • IT Directors.
    • Management Consultants.

    Exam Details

    A one and a half hour exam consisting of 40 questions. Candidates must achieve a grade of 65% to successfully pass the exam.


    • This course describes the tasks of a test automation engineer (TAE) in designing, developing, and maintaining test automation solutions.
    • 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.

    "Even though there was a lot to cram in, the course tutor explained and broke everything down so it was easy to digest".

    Test Analyst, IT Consulting

    Course Content & Agenda

    The course consists of eight modules, spread over three days. The exam can be scheduled for the last afternoon of the course but may also be held on a later date.

    Chapter 1: Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation Artboard 1 copy 4

    The Purpose of Test Automation

    Explain the objectives, advantages, disadvantages and limitations of test automation

    Success Factors in Test Automation

    Identify technical success factors of a test automation project

    Chapter 2: Preparing for Test Automation Artboard 1 copy 4

    SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation

    Tool Evaluation and Selection

    Design for Testibility and Automation

    Chapter 3: The Generic Test Automation Architecture Artboard 1 copy 4

    Introduction to Generic Test Automation Architecture

    Test Automation Architecture Design

    TAS Development

    Chapter 4: Deployment Risks and Contingencies Artboard 1 copy 4

    Selection of Test Automation Approach and Planning Deployment / Rollout

    Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies

    Test Automation Maintainance

    Chapter 5: Test Automation Reporting and Metrics Artboard 1 copy 4

    Selection of TAS Metrics

    Implementation of Measurement

    Logging of the TAS and the SUT

    Test Automation Reporting

    Chapter 6: Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment Artboard 1 copy 4

    Criteria for Automation

    Identifiying Steps Needed to Implement Automation with Regression Testing

    Factors to Consider When Implementing Automation with New Feature Testing

    Factors to Consider When Implementing Automation of Confirmation Testing

    Chapter 7: Verifying the TAS Artboard 1 copy 4

    Verifying Automated Test Enviroment Components

    Verifying Automated Test Suites

    Chapter 8: Continuous Improvement Artboard 1 copy 4

    Options for Improving Test Automation

    Planning the Implementation of Test Automation Improvement

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