Title: Factors influencing effectiveness of testing applications in cloud using regression testing: a statistical analysis

Authors: M.S. Narasimha Murthy; V. Suma; C.N. Chandrappa; M. Mepparambath Shankar

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Presidency University, Itgalpura, Rajanugunte, Bangalore, 560064, India ' Research and Industry Incubation Centre (RIIC), Department of Information Science, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore, 560078, India ' Department of Automobile Engineering, Acharya Institute of Technology, Chickabanavara Post, Bengaluru, 560090, India ' Centre of Applied Research and Educational Services, J.P. Nagar, 1st Phase, Bengaluru, 560078, India

Abstract: The innovation in the field of software engineering and allied technologies has lined the way in software development life cycle through different strategies and approaches. Further, it guides the software testing process to improve upon by adopting the same such that, the effectiveness and efficiency of software testing can be enhanced to a greater level. The emergence of cloud computing has led to many changes in the way IT industry are operating in regard to software testing. Since software testing plays a major role in producing good and outstanding software products with enhanced customer satisfaction index (CSI), it is essential to focus more on defects related factors. Despite several testing techniques, it is proven that regression testing is most popular in all software industries. Hence, this research is contributing towards identifying, measuring and analysing influential factors of regression testing with respect to defects. This paper focuses on empirical investigation through a case study comprising of two testing environments with projects taken from two different domains in order to analyse the factors influences/significant effectiveness of testing. Investigation indicates that testing applications in cloud has added benefit of detecting defects of high severity in addition to other proven benefits of cloud.

Keywords: software testing; cloud computing; regression testing; correlation; performance; customer satisfaction index; CSI; software engineering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2020.108770

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2020 Vol.17 No.1/2, pp.109 - 126

Received: 29 Dec 2017
Accepted: 27 Mar 2018

Published online: 03 Aug 2020 *

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