ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager

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The ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager is aimed at people who wish to build on the knowledge and skills acquired at the Foundation Level and develop further their expertise in Test Management.

A Test Manager is one who has broad knowledge of testing in general, and an in-depth understanding in the Testing Processes and Management.

ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager can take your career to a higher level because it shows you have a strong commitment to the testing profession, self-improvement, and leadership. It demonstrates you have advanced software testing skills and are ready to lead others.

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Value for Organisation

  • Standardise the knowledge and skills that Test Managers within your organisation have and the approaches they use in test monitoring and test control
  • Adopt industry best practises to ensure quality and efficiency in managing testing activities in line with the test policy
  • Understand what expectations your organisation has of a Certified Test Manager or Test Director, from the use of reviews to test completion
  • Assist business stakeholders by using standardised test management methodologies and terminology

Value for Candidate

  • Understand what principles and practices a Test Managers role includes
  • Adapt existing testing experience and knowledge to be able to manage testing projects aligned to industry best practise as a test leader
  • Apply relevant methods, principles, practices and techniques for managing testing across all IT projects, using a test strategy and test plan
  • Be able to identify risk (product risk and project risk), conduct risk assessment, manage risk and mitigate risk using risk-based testing
  • Improve the Testing Process using Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Critical Testing Processes (CTP), Systematic Test and Evaluation Process (STEP), Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) and TPI Next
  • Demonstrate to potential employers that you have the commitment and a level of Test Management knowledge and it proves you have the desire to move higher in your career as a manager
  • Be able to apply the best strategic approach to manage complex projects/programmes of work to deliver successfully

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