Software Testing Estimation using Test Scenarios and Weight age Factor
K. Raghavan1, M. Kannan2

1K. Raghavan, Research Scholar, Department of CSA, SCSVMV University, Tamilnadu, India.
2Dr. M. Kannan, Department of CSA, SCSVMV University, Tamilnadu, India.
Manuscript received on December 12, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on December 19, 2015. | Manuscript published on December 25, 2015. | PP: 17-20 | Volume-4 Issue-2, December 2015. | Retrieval Number: B1053124215
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Abstract: Software testing is an important role in software development life cycle [SDLC]. In order to deliver defect free software to the customer, time lines are a key factor for software testing to ensure quality testing. Hence estimation of software testing is an important factor to test the software within the time frame in software projects. In today’s software projects, estimations can be performed in many ways like function-points, COOCO model, and Use case Test point. This research work is going to illustrate about, how testing estimation can be derived based on requirements and weightage factors like simple, medium, complex against each test scenario, which include test planning and test estimation for a given release. The proposed model will be very useful for estimating the time efforts against each requirement within short duration. This model can be modify based on previous release data’s to calculate the testing effort estimation in more active approach.
Keywords: Software testing, Estimation, Software project, Requirements, Weightage factor