Technical Training

ISTQB Advanced Level – Test Manager (Virtual Delivery)


**This course can also be delivered in-person. Please contact for details**

This course prepares participants for the advanced test manager examination which builds upon the Foundation level.

The 5-day tutor led software testing training course has been designed to enable participants understand, apply and analyse key testing principles and processes. It addresses key test management topics such as risk based testing, estimation and planning, process improvement, people skills and team composition amongst others. The course follows the ISTQB Advanced Level – Test Manager 2012 syllabus and covers the following:
  • Testing Processes
    • Test planning & Control
    • Project Retrospectives
  • Test Management
    • Test Management Tasks
    • Risk based testing
    • Test documentation & Standards
    • Estimation
    • Distributed, outsourced and insourced forms of test organizations
  • Reviews
    • Planning reviews
    • Review Metrics
    • Leading reviews
  • Defect Management
    • Defect Lifecycle Tailoring
    • Process capability evaluation based on defect report analysis
  • Improving the Test Process
    • Generic steps in a process improvement initiative
    • Process improvement planning
    • Test process improvement models TMMi, TPI Next, CTP and STEP
  • Test Tool Automation
    • Planning and implementing tool selection
    • Tools for metrics collection and evaluation
  • People Skills – Team Composition
    • Assessing skills availability (soft, technical, business, etc) required for a test team
    • Defining growth plan for skills development
    • Team Motivation
    • Communication skills

Content includes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization.
  • Organise 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 and lead test process improvement initiatives.
Note: The ISTQB Advanced Test Manager syllabus contains the detailed learning objectives per chapter/section which are of course addressed by this course

Who should attend

This course is aimed at testing practitioners, responsible for organising and improving the testing process, i.e. project managers, project leaders, test managers, quality managers, test team leaders, senior test personnel and test analysts

*Delegates must already have passed the ISTQB Foundation Certificate.


The ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Manager certificate is awarded to all those who choose to sit and successfully complete the exam.
Accreditation body UKITB on behalf of ISTQB

*The exam fee is included in the cost of the training. For more information on the exam, contact

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ISTQB Advanced Level – Test Manager (Virtual Delivery)

Training Days

5 days

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Course Cost

Member: €1,147
Non-member: €1,765
*Membership is free for private sector companies based in ROI
* Cost quoted per person

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