Authors: Praveen Ranjan Srivastava
Addresses: Information Technology and System Group, Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, 1240011, India
Abstract: Prior to the development of any software project, an estimate of the testing effort involved in it needs to be determined. The estimation is very important because the optimisation of the costs associated with the development depends on the accuracy of the estimation. Due to complex and varied nature of software applications and associated uncertainty, prediction of the cost of software development at an early stage is a tough job. In this research, by using a widely used algorithmic model COCOMO II, fuzzy logic and fuzzy multiple linear regression techniques, we provide an algorithm for software testing effort estimation.
Keywords: software development effort; SDE; software testing effort; STE; fuzzy logic; fuzzy multiple linear regression; test effort drivers; TEDs.
International Journal of Software Engineering, Technology and Applications, 2015 Vol.1 No.2/3/4, pp.145 - 154
Received: 26 Dec 2014
Accepted: 13 Feb 2015
Published online: 30 Mar 2016 *