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Comparing a Hybrid Testing Process with Scripted and Exploratory Testing: An Experimental Study with Practitioners
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study presents an experimental study comparing the testing quality of a Hybrid Testing (HT) process with the commonly used approaches in industry: Scripted Testing (ST) and Exploratory Testing (ET). The study was conducted in an international IT service company in Sweden with the involvement of six experienced testers. Two measures were used for comparison: 1) defect detection effectiveness (DDE) and 2) functionality coverage (FC). The results indicated that HT performed better in terms of DDE than ST and worse than ET. In terms of FC, HT performed better than ET, while no significant differences were observed between the HT and ST. Furthermore, HT performed best for experienced testers, but worse with less experienced testers.

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Rome: Springer International Publishing , 2014.
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exploratory testing
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6487DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06862-6_13Local ID: 978-3-319-06861-9OAI: diva2:834005
Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 15th International Conference (XP)
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