The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer qualification is aimed at people who have already achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in automation testing. The modules offered at the Advanced Level cover a wide range of testing topics.
What are the entry criteria?
To get the Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the Foundation Certificate and have sufficient practical experience.
Advanced Test Automation Engineers know how to:
Contribute to the development of a plan to integrate automated testing within the testing process
Evaluate tools and technology for automation best fit to each project and organization.
Create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture (TAA).
Design and develop (new or modified) test automation solutions that meet the business needs.
Enable the transition of testing from a manual to an automated approach.
Create automated test reporting and metrics collection.
Manage and optimize testing assets to facilitate maintainability and address evolving (test) systems.
Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer contents
Purpose of Test Automation
SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation
Tool Evaluation and Selection
Design for Testability and Automation
Introduction to gTAA
Test Automation Approach and Planning of Deployment/Rollout
Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
Test Automation Maintenance
Selection of TAS Metrics
Implementation of Measurement
Logging of the TAS and the SUT
Test Automation Reporting
Criteria for Automation
Automation within Regression Testing
Automation withing New Feature Testing
Automation of Confirmation Testing
Verifying Automated Test Environment Components
Verifying the Automated Test Suite
Options for Improving Test Automation
Test Automation Improvement
Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam structure
The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam is comprised of 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 90 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% time, and will have 23 minutes more, or a total of 113 min.