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Metrics for Quantification of the Software Testing Tools Effectiveness
American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages: 15-22
Received: Mar. 12, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 20, 2015; Published: Apr. 15, 2015
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Pawan Singh, School of Informatics, IOT, Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia
Mulualem Wordofa Regassa, School of Informatics, IOT, Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia
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Abstract
An automated testing tool helps the testers to quantify the quality of software by testing the software automatically. To quantify the quality of software there is always a requirement of good testing tools, which satisfy the testing requirement of the project. Although there is a wide range of testing tools available in the market and they vary in approach, quality, usability and other characteristics. Selecting the appropriate testing tool for software there is a requirement of a methodology to prioritize them on the basis of some characteristics. We propose a set of metrics for measuring the characteristics of the automated testing tools for examination and selection of automated testing tools. A new extended model which is proposed provides the metrics to calculate the effectiveness of functional testing tools on the basis of operability. The industry will be benefited as they can use these metrics to evaluate functional tools and they can further make selection of tool for their software required to be tested and hence reduce the testing effort, saving time and gaining maximum monetary benefit.
Keywords
Software Testing, Software Metrics, Automated Testing Tools, Tool Evaluation
To cite this article
Pawan Singh, Mulualem Wordofa Regassa, Metrics for Quantification of the Software Testing Tools Effectiveness, American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 15-22. doi: 10.11648/j.ajsea.20150401.12
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