ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

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DURATION: 5 days

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Are you a tester wanting to further your career in a management or lead role?  The knowledge gained on this course provides a framework for Test Managers to build upon within their organisations. 

Learn how to manage a testing project and apply a risk-based approach to testing. You will examine how this approach correlates with test estimation, planning, monitoring and control. You will also learn how to accurately report to stakeholders, lead test process improvement initiatives, build effective test teams and generate and implement meaningful test plans.


ISTQB accredited: This course is an ISTQB accredited course, however it does not include the ISTQB exam. Exams are administered by the ANZTB.

Intended for:

Our ISTQB Advanced Test Manager course is ideally suited for:

  • Test Managers
  • Test Analysts, Consultants and Engineers
  • User Acceptance Testers
  • Software Developers

It is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software test management, such as:

  • Project Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Software Development Managers
  • IT Directors
  • Management Consultants


As this is an advanced level course, prior software testing knowledge and experience is strongly recommended. For those wishing to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Certification exam you must hold the ISTQB Foundation Certification in Software Testing and have sufficient practical experience to be considered Advanced Level qualified.


Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organisation
  • Organise and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such session for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organisational policies and test strategies
  • Access and report relevant and timely test statuses to project stakeholders
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in your test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources
  • Identify and plan necessary skills development within the test team
  • Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected
  • Ensure effective communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders
  • Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives


  • Testing process
  • Test management
  • Reviews
  • Defect management
  • Improving the test process
  • Test tools and automation
  • People skills - team composition

Method used:

Lecturing is kept to the minimum necessary, most of the learning is achieved through applying the practices and techniques in group exercises.

Course outline:
ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Outline (PDF)