Technical Test Analyst Syllabus 2012

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 Contents

Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Exam Structure

The Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst certification exam is conducted on a tablet, 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.


South East European Testing Board is part of The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). South East European Testing Board and ISTQB are both internationally recognized, independent and non-profit organizations.
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