Title: Estimation of software testing effort using fuzzy multiple linear regression

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSETA.2015.075602

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 *

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