Factors with negative influence on software testing practice in Spain: A survey

  • Fernández-Sanz L
  • Villalba M
  • Hilera J
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Software testing is the commonest technique for software quality assurance. It is present in every development project and
concentrates a large percentage of effort, there are still not many studies which address the real practice of individuals
and organizations. Anyway, practitioners usually agree with the idea that software testing efficiency and effectiveness in
their organizations might be improved. Two previous studies in Spain have revealed implemented testing practices in organizations
and individual performance of software professionals when designing test cases should be improved. This paper presents the
results of a survey designed to know if 23 factors determined by a panel of experts in 2007 may explain this situation of
testing practice. Data collected reveal that none of the factors is clearly rejected as a negative influence for testing although
some of them are not generally accepted. Exploratory statistical analysis reveals relations between certain pairs of items
as well as a new grouping in factors.

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  • Influence factors
  • Software testing
  • Survey

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