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Tester Advanced
Level – Technical Test Analyst

Petr Neugebauer

CEO at YES4Q, Consultant and Lecturer

Course Description

This training course extends the broad understanding of testing acquired at Foundation Level to enable the role of Technical Test Analyst to be performed.

This course covers risk-based testing, structure-based testing, analytical techniques, quality characteristics for technical testing, reviews, and test tools and automation.

The training will be accredited during Q2/2024 according to the updated ISTQB CTAL TTA v4.0 of 2021 using materials from Yes4Q Provider.

Petr Neugebauer

CEO at YES4Q, Consultant and Lecturer

Course Objective

Upon the successful completion of the course, the delegates should be able to:

  • Summarize the generic risk factors that the Technical Test Analyst typically needs to consider.
  • Summarize the activities of the Technical Test Analyst within a risk-based approach for testing activities.
  • Write test cases from a given specification item by applying the Statement testing test technique to achieve a defined level of coverage.
  • Write test cases from a given specification item by applying the Modified Condition/Decision Coverage (MC/DC) test technique to achieve coverage.
  • Write test cases from a given specification item by applying the Multiple Condition testing test technique to achieve a defined level of coverage.
  • Write test cases from a given specification item by applying McCabe’s Simplified Baseline Method.
  • Understand the applicability of API testing and the kinds of defects it finds.
  • Select an appropriate white-box test technique according to a given project situation.
  • Select and apply appropriate structural design techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on code coverage and design coverage.
  • Use control flow analysis to detect if code has any control flow anomalies.
  • Explain how data flow analysis is used to detect if code has any data flow anomalies.
  • Propose ways to improve the maintainability of code by applying static analysis.
  • Explain the use of call graphs for establishing integration testing strategies.
  • Apply dynamic analysis to achieve a specified goal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Summarize the activities that the Technical Test Analyst performs when setting up a test automation project.
  • Select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks.
  • Summarize the differences between data-driven and keyword-driven automation.
  • Construct keywords based on a given business process.
  • Outline the costs and benefits to be expected from introducing particular types of test automation.
  • Understand the technical issues and concepts in applying test automation.
  • Summarize common technical issues that cause automation projects to fail to achieve the planned return on investment.


The course is interactive and utilises multiple learning styles to increase the memory retention of the material.

Who Should Attend

  • The course is principally aimed at test practitioners who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and are expecting to be actively involved in the technical aspects of software testing, including test automation, non-functional testing, white-box testing, and who want to increase their knowledge and skills beyond the levels covered by the Foundation and Intermediate qualifications. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.
  • This Advanced Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts and Management Consultants.

Course Outline


Technical Test Analyst’s Tasks in risk-based testing

  • Risk Management Activities
  • Risk Identification, assessment and mitigation


Structure-based testing

  • Control Flow Analysis Control Flow Concepts
  • Condition Testing
  • Decision Condition Testing
  • Modified Condition/Decision Coverage (MC/DC)
  • Multiple Condition Testing
  • Path Testing
  • Formal Path Testing – Cyclomatic Complexity
  • API Testing
  • Selecting a Structure-Based Technique


Analytical Techniques

  • Static Analysis
    • Data Flow Analysis
    • Improving Maintainability
    • Call Graphs
    • Integration Testing
    • Pairwise Integration Testing
    • Neighborhood Integration Testing
    • McCabe’s Design Predicate Approach
  • Dynamic Analysis
    • Detecting Memory Leaks
    • Detecting Wild Pointers
    • Analysis of Performance


Quality characteristics for technical testing

  • Quality Characteristics – responsibility, requirements and issues
  • General Planning Issues
    • Stakeholder Requirements
    • Required Tool Acquisition and Training
    • Test Environment Requirements
    • Organizational Considerations
    • Data Security Considerations
  • Security Testing 
  • Reliability Testing
  • Performance Efficiency Testing
    • Load Testing
    • Stress Testing
    • Scalability Testing
    • Resource Utilization
  • Maintainability Testing
    • Analyzability, Changeability, Stability, and Testability
  • Portability Testing
    • Installability, co-existence/compatibility, adaptability, replaceability
  • Compatibility Testing


  • Using Checklists in Reviews
  • Architectural Reviews
  • Code Reviews


Test tools and automation

  • Defining the Test Automation Project
  • Technical Test Analyst – Key Activities
  • Selecting the Automation Approach
    • Data-Driven Approach
    • Keyword-Driven Approach
  • Specific Test Tools
    • Fault Seeding/Fault Injection Tools
    • Performance Testing Tools
    • Tools for Web-Based Testing
    • Tools to Support Model-Based Testing
    • Component Testing and Build Tools


3 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.



858 € (without VAT)

Price includes
  • Training materials
  • Refreshment (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.

Other Details
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Requirements: the candidate shall hold an ISTQB Foundation Level certificate.

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