Measures for estimating effort of incremental integration software testing
According to experts, incremental integration testing is the best solution to perform two lowest levels of testing software developed through procedural paradigm: unit and integration testing. This paper introduces two measures for estimating effort of an incremental integration testing task during software development: the estimated number of tests and the number of units. The measures are introduced in the context of a specially developed methodology for planning and tracking incremental integration testing. The formulas for these measures are given and the motivation for specifying these formulas is explained. The advantage of these measures is that they can be directly derived from software design and used in the effort estimation and cost prediction. The first experimental results on a number of programs written in C verify that the proposed measures can be used for estimating effort of incremental integration testing.
Keywords:software testing / incremental integration testing / effort estimation / measures / planning testing
- International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies (CCCT 03)/9th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS03), Proceedings, Jul 31-Aug 02, 2003, Orlando, FL