Software test effort estimation state of the art in Turkish software industry

O. Ege Adali, N. Alpay Karagoz, Zeynep Gurel, Touseef Tahir, Cigdem Gencel

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Good planning and managing software test process require accurate estimation of software test effort. This becomes particularly significant when validation and verification activities are to be performed by an independent organization. This study presents a systematic literature review and a follow up industrial survey, which was performed to investigate the state of the art on software test effort estimation and the current practice of software industry in Turkey. The results showed that only few of the methods and metrics discussed in the literature are used by the industry. Furthermore, industrial participants have a general opinion that these methods could be improved by making use of additional metrics. Hence, there is a significant need for collaborative studies between industry and academia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), 2017 43rd Euromicro Conference on
EditorsMichael Felderer, Helena Holström, Amund Skavhaug
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538621400
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2140-0
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2017
Event43rd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA2017) - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 30 Aug 20171 Sep 2017


Conference43rd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA2017)
Abbreviated titleSEAA2017
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  • Effort estimation
  • Independent software verification and validation
  • Software quality
  • Software testing

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