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Advanced Test Automation Engineer

Petr Neugebauer

CEO at YES4Q, consultant and lecturer, President of Czech and Slovak CaSTB Testing Board

Course Description

The course is recommended for testers wishing to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam. By mastering the course material, students get a comprehensive picture about the methodology, tasks and difficulties of test automation.

This course is for software testers wishing to work in planning, implementing or running automated tests.

This course deals with the methodology, background, planning, implementing, techniques, metrics, risks and further development of test automation.

Petr Neugebauer

CEO at YES4Q, consultant and lecturer, President of Czech and Slovak CaSTB Testing Board

Course outline

1. Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation

  • Purpose of Test Automation
  • Success Factors in Test Automation

2. Preparing for Test Automation 

  • SUT (System Under Test) Factors Influencing Test Automation
  • Tool Evaluation and Selection
  • Desing for Testability and Automation

3. The Generic Test Automation Architecture

  • Introduction to gTAA
    • Overview of the gTAA
    • Test Generation Layer
    • Test Definition Layer
    • Test Execution Layer
    • Test Adaptation Layer
    • Configuration Management of a TAS (Test Automation Solution)
    • Project Management of a TAS
    • TAS Support for Test Management
  • Test Automation Architecture (TAA) Design
    • Introduction to TAA Design
    • Approaches for Automating Test Cases
    • Technical considerations of the SUT
    • Considerations for Development/QA Processes
  • TAS Development
    • Introduction to TAS Development
    • Compatibility between the TAS and the SUT
    • Synchronization between TAS and SUT
    • Building Reuse into the TAS
    • Support for a Variety of Target Systems

4. Deployment Risks and Contingencies

  • Selection of Test Automation Approach and Planning of Deployment/Rollout
    • Pilot Project
    • Deployment
    • Deployment of the TAS Within the Software Life-cycle
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
  • Test Automation Maintenance
    • Types of Maintenance
    • Scope and Approach

5. Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

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

6. Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment

  • Criteria for Automation
  • Identifying 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

7. Verifying the TAS 

  • Verifying Automated Test Environment Components
  • Verifying the Automated Test Suite

8. Continous improvement 

  • Options for Improving Test Automation
  • Planning the Implementation of Test Automation Improvement


2 days


Online / Onsite


Czech / English

Training material



Onsite training can either take place in our premises on Mlynske Nivy 5, 821 09 Bratislava or in the premises of our client.


963 EUR/person without VAT (Price for 5+ groups: ask for discount)

Price includes

  • Training materials
  • Refreshment and lunch (depending of format)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Report providing findings, strengths and weaknesses, ideas for improvement


Dates are available on request.

Please note, the training will take place in case of min. 5 attendees.

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