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
Provide technical elements to the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks
Select and apply appropriate white-box test techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on design coverage
Effectively participate in reviews with developers and software architects applying knowledge of typical defects in the code and architecture
Improve the quality characteristics of code and architecture by making use of different analysis techniques
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 Syllabus 2021 Content
Modified Condition/Decision Testing
Multiple Condition Testing
Selecting a White-Box Test Technique
General Planning Issues
Technical Test Analyst Tasks in Reviews
Using Checklists in Reviews
Defining the Test Automation Project
Specific Test Tools
Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Syllabus 2021 Exam Structure
The Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst certification exam is conducted in a digital form, as well as remotely(online) 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 150minutes for non-native speakers.