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A qualitative survey of regression testing practices

Engström, Emelie LU and Runeson, Per LU (2010) 11th International Conference, PROFES 2010 In Product-Focused Software Process Improvement/Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6156. p.3-16
Abstract
Aim: Regression testing practices in industry have to be better understood, both for the industry itself and for the research community. Method: We conducted a qualitative industry survey by i) running a focus group meeting with 15 industry participants and ii) validating the outcome in an on line questionnaire with 32 respondents. Results: Regression testing needs and practices vary greatly between and within organizations and at different stages of a project. The importance and challenges of automation is clear from the survey. Conclusions: Most of the findings are general testing issues and are not specific to regression testing. Challenges and good practices relate to test automation and testability issues.
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Product-Focused Software Process Improvement/Lecture Notes in Computer Science
editor
Babar, M. A.; Vierimaa, M.; Oivo, M .; ; and
volume
6156
pages
14 pages
publisher
Springer
conference name
11th International Conference, PROFES 2010
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  • wos:000286415300003
  • scopus:77955435936
ISSN
1611-3349
0302-9743
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978-3-642-13791-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13792-1_3
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EASE
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English
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  abstract     = {Aim: Regression testing practices in industry have to be better understood, both for the industry itself and for the research community. Method: We conducted a qualitative industry survey by i) running a focus group meeting with 15 industry participants and ii) validating the outcome in an on line questionnaire with 32 respondents. Results: Regression testing needs and practices vary greatly between and within organizations and at different stages of a project. The importance and challenges of automation is clear from the survey. Conclusions: Most of the findings are general testing issues and are not specific to regression testing. Challenges and good practices relate to test automation and testability issues.},
  author       = {Engström, Emelie and Runeson, Per},
  booktitle    = {Product-Focused Software Process Improvement/Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  editor       = {Babar, M. A. and Vierimaa, M. and Oivo, M .},
  isbn         = {978-3-642-13791-4},
  issn         = {1611-3349},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {3--16},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {A qualitative survey of regression testing practices},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13792-1_3},
  volume       = {6156},
  year         = {2010},
}