This book is written for the technical test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches you how to define and carry out the tasks required to implement a test strategy. You will be able to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests.
This book will help you prepare for the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst exam. Included are sample exam questions for most of the learning objectives covered by the latest (2012) ISTQB Advanced Level syllabus. The ISTQB certification program is the leading software tester certification program in the world. You can be confident in the value and international stature that the Advanced Technical Test Analyst certificate will offer you.
With over thirty years of software and systems engineering experience, author Rex Black is President of RBCS, a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing, and the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. Previously, he served as President of both the International and American Software Testing Qualifications Boards (ISTQB and ASTQB).
Jamie Mitchell is a consultant who has been working in software testing, test automation, and development for over 20 years. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Group for ASTQB, and one of the primary authors for the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst 2012 syllabus.
Jamie L Mitchell has over 32 years of experience developing and testing both hardware and software. He is a pioneer in the test automation field and has worked with a variety of vendor and open-source test automation tools since the first Windows tools were released with Windows 3.0. He has also written test tools for several platforms. Jamie specializes in increasing the automation productivity of test teams through innovative ideas and custom tool extensions. In addition, he provides training, mentoring, process auditing, and expert technical support in all aspects of testing and automation. Jamie is the former Lead Automation Engineer for American Express Distributed Integration Test / Worldwide, and has successfully designed and implemented test automation projects for many top companies, including American Express, Mayo Clinic, IBM AS/400 division, ShowCase Corporation, and others. Jamie holds a Master's of Computer Science degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and a Certified Software Test Engineer certification from QAI. He was an instructor and board member of the International Institute of Software Testing (IIST) and a contributing editor, technical editor, and columnist for the Journal of Software Testing Professionals. He has been a frequent speaker on testing and automation at several international conferences, including STAR, QAI, and PSQT.With over 30 years of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is President of RBCS (www.rbcs-us.com), a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. For twenty years, RBCS has delivered consulting, outsourcing, and training services in the areas of software, hardware, and systems testing and quality. Employing the industry's most experienced and recognized consultants, RBCS conducts product testing, builds and improves testing groups, and provides testing staff for hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS clients save time and money through higher quality, improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved reputation, and more. As the leader of RBCS, Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process, has sold over 100,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases, and is now in its third edition. His eleven other books, Advanced Software Testing: Volumes I, II, and III, Critical Testing Processes, Foundations of Software Testing, Pragmatic Software Testing, Fundamentos de Pruebas de Software, Testing Metrics, Improving the Testing Process, Improving the Software Process, and The Expert Test Manager, have also sold tens of thousands of copies, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indian, and Russian editions. He has written over fifty articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about seventy-five keynotes and other speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board and of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.He has written over 50 articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about 75 keynote and other speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board and of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.