Company specific: ISTQB Specialist/Test Automation Engineer

Deepen your knowledge and skills with test automation!

The ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Certificate Course is a three-day course developing the skills of a test automation engineer (TAE) in designing, developing, and maintaining test automation solutions. The course prepares you to take ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer Certificate exam.

An Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer can:

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

Contents of the course

Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation

  • Purpose of Test Automation
  • Success Factors in Test Automation

Preparing for Test Automation

  • SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation
  • Tool Evaluation and Selection
  • Design for Testability and Automation

The Generic Test Automation Architecture

  • Introduction to gTAA
  • TAA Design
  • TAS Development

Deployment Risks and Contingencies

  • Selection of Test Automation Approach and Planning of Deployment/Rollout
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
  • Test Automation Maintenance

Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

  • Selection of TAS Metrics
  • Implementation of Measurement
  • Logging of the TAS and the SUT
  • Test Automation Reporting

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

ISTQB Test Automation Engineer Certificate Examination

This training prepares you for the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer examination. The exam is a 90-minute multiple-choice, closed-book exam. People possessing an ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate may use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym: CTAL-TAE.

The (optional) ISTQB Advanced Level certification test is organized around two weeks after the training, the specific time is agreed with the training participants. Examination costs are not included in the course price. An additional 265 € + vat will be charged for attending the certification examination. Please mention in your enrollment if you wish to take the exam.


To take the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate candidates must hold the ISTQB/BCS Foundation certificate.

Training material

This training is run by an officially accredited trainer using an officially accredited training material. The training material is in English. The training course is run in English or in Finnish - see the flag next to the training date on Tieturi site.

This course addresses the official ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus - Test Automation Engineer. The course includes exercises and practice exams to highlight key aspects of the syllabus and to help participants understand and practice the concepts and methods presented.

Target audience 

This 3-day course is appropriate for professionals in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, software developers, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate. This course may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software test automation, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

The certification is aimed at professionals who are working within a tool supported software testing environment. It is also for professionals who are planning to start working within a tool supported software testing environment in the future, or are working within companies that plan to do so.

Objectives of Test Automation Training Course

The course provides the participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide a test automation project. It 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 variety of software lifecycle approaches (e.g., agile, sequential, incremental, iterative), types of software systems (e.g., embedded, distributed, mobile) and test types (functional and non-functional testing).


Pricing starts at 2500€/day, excl. possible material license and exam fees, and depends on, for example, the number of participants.

To discuss the arranging of a tailored course for your organisation, please contact:

Kari Kakkonen, Director, Training and Competences, Knowit Solutions Oy


Mob: +358 40 5239004