Simulation of effort allocation strategies in software testing using bug module

Daisuke Nakano, Akito Monden, Yasutaka Kamei, Kenichi Matsumoto

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To date, various techniques for predicting fault-prone modules have been proposed; however, test strategies, which assign a certain amount of test effort to each module, have been rarely studied. This paper proposes a simulation model of software testing that can evaluate various test strategies. The simulation model estimates the number of discoverable faults with respect to the given test resources, the test strategy, complexity metrics of a set of modules to be tested, and the fault prediction results. Based on a case study of simulation applying fault prediction to two open source software (Eclipse and Mylyn), we show the relationship between the available test effort and the effective test strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-128
Number of pages11
JournalComputer Software
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


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