Certified Tester Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA)
The Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst certification is suitable for anyone who is involved in testing as well as anyone interested in further developing their software testing knowledge. This includes people performing activities such as test analysis, test consulting, and software development.
To gain this certification, candidates must hold the Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate and have sufficient practical experience. Please contact an ISTQB® Member Board or Exam Provider to determine the specific practical experience criteria.
A candidate who has achieved the Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst certification should be able to:
- Recognize and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems
- Provide technical elements to the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks
- Select and apply appropriate white-box test techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on design coverage
- Effectively participate in reviews with developers and software architects applying knowledge of typical defects in the code and architecture
- Improve the quality characteristics of code and architecture by making use of different analysis techniques
- 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
Previous version of CTAL-TTA v3.0 is described on this page.
Training is available from Accredited Training Providers (classroom, virtual, and e-learning). We highly recommend attending accredited training as it ensures that an ISTQB® Member Board has assessed the materials for relevance and consistency against the syllabus.
Self-study, using the syllabus and recommended reading material, is also an option when preparing for the exam.
Holders of this certification may choose to proceed to other Core, Agile, or Specialist stream certifications.