As Test Analyst you are responsible for designing, developing and prioritizing functional tests as well as for organizing usability tests.

Our ISTQB® Certified Tester (Advanced Level) - Test Analyst training will enable you to:

  • Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used.
  • Determine the proper prioritization of the testing activities based on the information provided by the risk analysis.
  • Select and apply appropriate testing techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria.
  • Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to the testing activities.
  • Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed.
  • Assume responsibility for the usability testing for a given project.
  • Effectively participate in formal and informal reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products.
  • Design and implement a defect classification scheme.
  • Apply tools to support an efficient testing process.

(according Syllabus ISTQB CTAL V2012)


The training follows the official ISTQB® Certified Tester (Advanced Level) - Test Analyst Syllabus and covers mainly the following topics:

  • Testing Process
  • Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst
  • Test Techniques
  • Testing Software Quality Characteristics
  • Reviews
  • Defect Management
  • Test Tools

Numerous exercises are used in the course to facilitate the transfer of the acquired knowledge into day to day practice.


Participants will be provided with:

  • A folder with hard copies of slides, exercises, revision questions and Syllabus,
  • An USB-stick with the entire course documentation, and
  • The book “Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 1: Guide to the ISTQB® Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst”.


The training is aimed at anyone who is or will be in charge of designing and defining test cases and test data: Test Managers, Test Analysts and Designers, Testers and Software Developers and anyone who holds a ISTQB® Certified Tester (Foundation Level) certificate.


The ISTQB® Certified Tester (Foundation Level) certificate is a prerequisite.


The Test Analyst training ends with an exam (180 minutes) to obtain the "ISTQB® Certified Tester (Advanced Level) - Test Analyst" certification.

In Switzerland the certification body is the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ), in Germany the international Software Quality Institute (iSQI).


The participation fee for the training is 3'200,00 CHF plus VAT.

In Switzerland examination fees are included in the training fees.

In Germany additional examination fees are invoiced (price location dependent).


In addition to the the training material the training fee includes:

  • Welcome drink, snacks during the breaks and lunch meal
  • Examination fees (Switzerland only)
  • Book “Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 1: Guide to the ISTQB® Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst”