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Truth and myth of independent software testing: a controlled human experiment

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Truth and myth of independent software testing: a controlled human experiment
Organizations often outsource software testing activities to optimize software testing and verify developed software by independent experts. Related benefits include expectations for higher software quality and anticipated commercial benefits, but have not been empirically evaluated yet. To close this gap, we hypothesize independent software testing to positively impact software quality and test our hypothesis in a controlled human experiment. We investigate the functional quality of six functionally identical systems developed in software projects by six teams of five students each. Of these six teams, three tested their software themselves, while the others used independent testing teams. On system-testing level, we compare the fulfillment of predefined software functions by applying function point analysis. The results show that independent software testing has a positive impact on software quality. Using t-tests, we show functional completeness of software tested by independent te...
Ali Sunyaev, Dirk Basten
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Updated 17 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where SAC
Authors Ali Sunyaev, Dirk Basten
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