A Methodological Framework for Evaluating Software Testing Techniques and Tools
|Vos, Tanja E.J.
Escalona Cuaresma, María José
|Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
|There exists a real need in industry to have
guidelines on what testing techniques use for different testing
objectives, and how usable (effective, efficient, satisfactory)
these techniques are. Up to date, these ...
There exists a real need in industry to have guidelines on what testing techniques use for different testing objectives, and how usable (effective, efficient, satisfactory) these techniques are. Up to date, these guidelines do not exist. Such guidelines could be obtained by doing secondary studies on a body of evidence consisting of case studies evaluating and comparing testing techniques and tools. However, such a body of evidence is also lacking. In this paper, we will make a first step towards creating such body of evidence by defining a general methodological evaluation framework that can simplify the design of case studies for comparing software testing tools, and make the results more precise, reliable, and easy to compare. Using this framework, (1) software testing practitioners can more easily define case studies through an instantiation of the framework, (2) results can be better compared since they are all executed according to a similar design, (3) the gap in existing work on methodological evaluation frameworks will be narrowed, and (4) a body of evidence will be initiated. By means of validating the framework, we will present successful applications of this methodological framework to various case studies for evaluating testing tools in an industrial environment with real objects and real subjects.
|Vos, T.E.J., Marín, B., Escalona Cuaresma, M.J. y Marchetto, A. (2012). A Methodological Framework for Evaluating Software Testing Techniques and Tools. En QSIC 2012: Twelfth International Conference on Quality Software (230-239), Xi’an, China: IEEE Computer Society.