ISTQB® Certified Tester – Advanced Level, Test Analyst


Test analysts are familiar with the best test methods and tools for test projects. They can schedule tests, analyse and assess the potential risks, conduct usability tests, and record and analyse the results. The internationally recognised ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) certification attests to your comprehensive knowledge in the field of software testing and your skills as a test analyst.

How do I obtain this certification?

To be certified you must pass the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst exam.

You can prepare for the exam by attending an accredited training course for ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst; participants will have relevant content and topics clearly explained and taught to them.

The syllabus includes topics relevant to test analysis - from test processes and management, test techniques and software quality criteria through to inspections, fault management and test tools.

The exam is available on Pearson Vue for anyone wishing to self-study.

What are the entry requirements?

In order to take the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst exam, you will need the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate. You should have at least 18 months of practical experience in the field of software testing.

How does this certification benefit me?

With the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst certification:

  • You will have an independent, internationally recognised certification as proof of expertise in the field of software testing with a specialisation as a test analyst
  • You will be able to select, conduct and analyse the appropriate test procedure depending on the project at hand
  • You will develop an understanding of the possible risks and how these can be mitigated

Who is this certification for?

This certification is aimed at anyone interested in the topic of software testing, who has already been working in the sector for a few years and wants to develop their skills further. It is particularly suitable for:

  • Software testers
  • Test analysts, test developers, test managers
  • Software developers
  • Project managers, quality managers, development managers, economic analysts

What other certifications can you recommend?

Other ISTQB® certifications that may be of interest:

  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester*ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level - Model Based Tester
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Technical Test Analyst
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Security Tester

You may achieve Full Certified Tester Advanced Level status by also certificating in both the ISTQB® Certified Tester - Advanced Level, Manager and the ISTQB® Certified Tester - Technical Test Analyst.

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