ISTQB Advanced Level – Technical Test Analyst

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  • 11. / 12. & 30.03.2020
  • Zürich
  • Testing
  • Certificate included
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: EN
  • Price: CHF 2'500.-


Introduction and Goals

As Technical Test Analyst you are responsible for:

  • Designing, developing and prioritizing technical tests, and
  • Introducing and deploying test automation tools.


  • The Technical Test Analyst’s Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
  • Structure-Based Testing
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing
  • Reviews
  • Test Tools and Automation

Target Audience

  • Software-Tester
  • Testmanager
  • Qualitätsbeauftragte
  • Projektmanager
  • Testdesigner


An Advanced Technical Test Analyst can

  • 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.


  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certification
  • 18 months experience in testing or higher IT education