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Bharadwaj, M. and Rana, A. (2015) Estimation of Testing and Rework Efforts for software Development Projects. Asian Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology, 5.

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  • TITLE: Estimation Models for Software Functional Test Effort

    AUTHORS: Kamala Ramasubramani Jayakumar, Alain Abran

    KEYWORDS: COSMIC Function Points, Estimation, Functional Sizing, Performance Measurement, Software Testing

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol.10 No.4, April 27, 2017

    ABSTRACT: The International Software Benchmarking and Standards Group (ISBSG) data-base was used to build estimation models for estimating software functional test effort. The analysis of the data revealed three test productivity patterns representing economies or diseconomies of scale and these patterns served as a basis for investigating the characteristics of the corresponding projects. Three groups of projects related to the three different productivity patterns, characterized by domain, team size, elapsed time and rigor of verification and validation carried out during development, were found to be statistically significant. Within each project group, the variations in test effort can be explained, in addition to functional size, by 1) the processes executed during development, and 2) the processes adopted for testing. Portfolios of estimation models were built using combinations of the three independent variables. Performance of the estimation models built using the function point method innovated by the Common Software Measurement International Consortium (COSMIC) known as COSMIC Function Points, and the one advocated by the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) known as IFPUG Function Points, were compared to evaluate the impact of these respective sizing methods on test effort estimation.