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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

£1,445 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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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.


  • Explain the objectives, advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of test automation.
  • Identify technical success factors of a test automation project.
  • Analyse a system under test to determine the appropriate automation solution.
  • Analyse test automation tools for a given project and report technical findings and recommendations.
  • Understand "design for testability" and "design for test automation" methods applicable to the SUT.
  • Explain the structure of the Generic Test Automation Architecture.
  • Analyse factors of implementation, use, and maintenance requirements for a given Test Automation Solution.
  • Explain the factors to be considered when identifying reusability of components.
  • Apply guidelines that support effective test tool pilot and deployment activities.
  • Analyse deployment risks and identify technical issues that could lead to failure of the test automation project, and plan mitigation strategies.
  • Understand which factors support and affect maintainability.
  • Classify metrics that can be used to monitor the test automation strategy and effectiveness.
  • Explain how a test execution report is constructed and published.
  • Apply criteria for determining the suitability of tests for automation.
  • Understand the factors in transitioning from manual to automation testing.
  • Explain the factors to consider in implementing automated regression testing, new feature testing, and confirmation testing.
  • Verify the correctness of an automated test environment including test tool setup.
  • Verify the correct behaviour for a given automated test script and/or test suite.
  • Analyse the technical aspects of a deployed test automation solution and provide recommendations for improvement.

"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.

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