ISTQB Advanced Level – Technical Test Analyst Qualification brings testers from a broader understanding of the fundamental technical aspects surrounding the testing process to a powerful specialization.
It’s the next logical step for testers who want to specialize in heavy-duty testing and can go on to pursue careers as Quality Assurance Specialists, Software Testers, Test Leads, Test Analysts and Test Managers.
Advanced Technical Test Analysts Know How to:
Recognize and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems;
Create test plans which detail the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks;
Select and apply appropriate structural design techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on code coverage and design coverage;
Effectively participate in technical reviews with developers and software architects applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in code and architecture;
Recognize risks in code and software architecture and create test plan elements to mitigate those risks through dynamic analysis;
Propose improvements to the security, maintainability and testability of code by applying static analysis;
Outline the costs and benefits to be expected from introducing particular types of test automation;
Select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks;
Understand the technical issues and concepts in applying test automation
Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Exam Structure
The Advanced Level - Test Analyst certification exam is paper-based, held in English and in the multiple-choice format. Exam takers have to answer 45 questions; each question has one correct answer and the passing score is 65%. Exam duration is 120 minutes for native English speakers and extends to 150 minutes for non-native speakers.