Certified Tester Test Automation Strategy (CT-TAS) [NEW!]


The Certified Tester Test Automation Strategy Specialist qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing and test automation. The syllabus presents multiple factors that come into play when planning for test automation within an organization. The Test Automation Strategy syllabus addresses test automation needs beyond those that are technical tool implementation and integration challenges. A strategic view of test automation provides a vision of implementation across projects within an organization in a systematic and consistent manner that ultimately can demonstrate value to the organization.


The Test Automation Strategy Specialist qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing and test automation. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test automation engineers, test consultants, test architects, test managers, and software developers. This Specialist qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of test automation, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

To gain this certification, candidates must hold the Certified Tester Foundation Level v4.0 or previous versions of the Foundation Level certificate and have sufficient practical experience. Please contact an ISTQB® Member Board or Exam Provider to determine the specific practical experience criteria.

Exam Structure
question mark iconNo. of Questions:40
question mark iconTotal Points:49
question mark iconPassing Score:32
clock iconExam Length (mins):60 (+25% Non-Native Language)
Business Outcomes

People who have passed the exam should be able to accomplish the following Business Objectives:

● Understand factors from software and systems that influence the success of test automation

● Identify costs and risks of implementing a test automation solution

● Understand the roles and responsibilities of people who are contributing to test automation

● Plan for the integration of test automation across test levels

● Identify strategic considerations for test automation implementation in different software development lifecycle models

● Understand applicability and viability of test automation

● Plan test automation solutions that meet the organizational needs

● Understand test automation deployment strategies

● Understand test automation dependencies within the test environment

● Understand costs for setting up and maintaining test automation

● Learn which test automation metrics help drive decision-making

● Identify ways in which test automation brings value to the project and organization

● Identify test automation reporting requirements to address stakeholder needs

● Define transitioning activities from manual testing to test automation

● Define a test automation strategy that ensures projects share assets and methods to ensure consistent implementation across the organization

More Information

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.

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CT-TAS Syllabus v1.0
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Sample Exams
CT-TAS Sample Exam Questions v1.1
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CT-TAS Sample Exam Answers v1.1
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Exam Structures and Rules
Exam Structures and Rules v1.1
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Exam Structure Tables v1.6
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General Files
CT-TAS v1.0 Accreditation Guidelines
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CT-TAS v1.0 Exam Structure
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