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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.

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

£1,250 per delegate ex VAT

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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  • London

    • 15 Jun 2020 - 17 Jun 2020

    • 06 Jul 2020 - 08 Jul 2020

    • 03 Aug 2020 - 05 Aug 2020

    • 02 Sep 2020 - 04 Sep 2020

    • 21 Sep 2020 - 23 Sep 2020


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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