ISTQB® Certified Tester (Advanced Level) - Test Manager

As test manager, you are responsible for the project management of the test processes. The activities related to software testing, from the very beginning of the project to the successful delivery, should not be executed in an ad-hoc manner, but planned in accordance with defined goals, documented and monitored to ensure that the goals are achieved and the constraints are respected.

An Advanced Test Manager can

  • manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization.
  • organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control.
  • create and implement test plans consistent with organizational policies and test strategies.
  • continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives.
  • assess and report relevant and timely test status to project stakeholders.
  • identify skills and resource gaps in their test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources.
  • identify and plan necessary skills development within their test team.
  • propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected.
  • ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders.
  • participate in test process improvement initiatives and lead them.

(according Syllabus ISTQB CTAL V2012)

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


  • Testing Processes
  • Test Management
  • Reviews
  • Defect Management
  • Improving the Test Process
  • Test Tools and Automation
  • People Skills – Team Composition


Participants will be provided with a set of training material including a folder with hard copies of slides, exercises, revision questions and sample exam, an USB-stick with all documents, and a book.

Target Audience

Test managers, Test engineers, Test consultants, Programmers, User acceptance testers and Software developers, Project managers, Quality managers, Software development managers.


ISTQB® Certified Tester (Foundation Level) certificate.


The training ends with a three-hour exam to obtain the "SAQ/ISTQB® Certified Software Tester Advanced Level – Test Manager" certification. In Switzerland the certification body is the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ), in Europe the international Software Quality Institute (iSQI).


The participation fee for the training is 4.000,00 CHF plus VAT.

In Germany additional examination fees of 250,00 € plus VAT are invoiced. In Switzerland these fees are included in the training fees.


  • The training fee includes the training material and lunch during the training.
  • Participants receive the book “Software Advanced Software Testing – Vol. 2 - Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager”.

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