The increasing complexity in the development of software-based automotive systems and a share of the software at more than 50% of the added value of a vehicle lead to a growing importance of testing of software-based automotive systems in vehicles.

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Preparation Resources

  • Syllabus
  • ISTQB Automotive Software Tester Certification Syllabus
  • Sample Exams
  • ISTQB Automotive Software Tester Certification Sample Exam
  • Glossary
  • Glossary of Software Testing Terms
  • Exam Format
  • 40 questions | 60 minutes

If you work in the auto industry, you should have the ISTQB Automotive Software Tester Certification.

Ever since software has been used, the automotive industry has been a pioneer in the fields of standardization and globalization. The network of automotive manufacturers and their supplier industry spans development locations around the world and permeates, in the form of concern-wide standards (ISO 26262, ASPICE®, AUTOSAR®), into the development of software-based systems.

What skills does an automotive software tester have after successful training?

  • Collaborate effectively in a test team
  • Customize the test techniques known from the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL®) to the specific project conditions
  • When selecting appropriate test techniques, consider the essential requirements of the relevant standards (Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262, AUTOSAR®)
  • Support the test team in risk-based planning of the test activities using well-known elements of structuring and prioritization
  • Apply testing techniques in virtual test environments (MiL, SiL, HiL)