The ISTQB® Test Automation Engineer (CT-TAE) 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.
This training 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.
Methods described are generally applicable across a variety of software lifecycle approaches (agile, sequential, incremental, iterative), types of software systems (embedded, distributed, mobile) and test types (functional and non-functional testing).
People possessing an ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate may use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym: CTAL-TAE.
Purpose of test automation
SUT factors influencing test automation
Tool evaluation and selection
Design for testability and automation
Introduction to gTAA
Introduction to TAA design
Approaches for automating test cases
Test Automation Solution development
Selection of test automation approach and planning of deployment & rollout
Risk assessment and mitigation strategies
Selection of TAS metrics
Implementation of measurement
Logging of the TAS and the SUT
Test automation reporting
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 automated test environment components
Verifying the automated test suite
Options for improving test automation
Planning the implementation of test automation improvement
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.
Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 23 minutes), for a total of 113 minutes.
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