ISTQB® Automotive Software Tester

The certification for Foundation Level Specialist – Automotive Software Tester is designed for professionals who are working within automotive projects. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing special automotive testing techniques in the near future, or are working within companies that plan to do so. The certification provides an advantage for those who would like to know the required Automotive activities, roles, techniques, and methodologies specific to their role.

Intended Audience

The Foundation Level Specialist – CTFL® Automotive Software Tester (CTFL®-AuT) qualification is aimed at four main groups of professionals:

  • Professionals who have achieved in-depth testing experience in traditional methods and would like to get an Automotive Software Tester certificate.
  • Junior professional testers who are just starting in the testing profession, have received the Foundation Level certificate, and would like to know more about the tester’s role in an automotive projects.
  • Professionals who are relatively new to testing and are required to implement test approaches, methods and techniques in their day to day job in automotive projects.
  • Professionals who are experienced in their role (including unit testing) and need more understanding and knowledge about how to perform and manage testing on all levels in automotive projects.

These professionals include people who are in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers.

This Foundation Level Specialist – Automotive Software Tester certification may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing in the automotive world, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.


To be able to participate in a Foundation Level Specialist – the CTFL® Automotive Software Tester exam, candidates must have obtained the ISTQB® Foundation Level certificate.