A preliminary study on factors affecting software testing team performance

Tanjila Kanij, Robert Merkel, John Grundy

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    With the growth of the software testing industry, many in-house testing groups and outsourcing testing companies have been established. Underlying the success of these testing groups and companies are team(s) of testers. This research investigates the importance of different factors, diversity and experience on building a successful testing team. We collected the opinions of testing practitioners on these factors via a survey. The outcome strongly indicates the relative importance of different factors and that diversity is helpful for a testing team. The results also support the importance of suitable team experience. 

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 fifth International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2011)
    Subtitle of host publication19-23 September, 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9780769546049
    ISBN (Print)9781457722035
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement 2011 - Banff Center, Banff Alberta, Canada
    Duration: 19 Sept 201123 Nov 2011
    Conference number: 5th


    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement 2011
    Abbreviated titleESEM 2011
    CityBanff Alberta
    Internet address


    • Diversity
    • Experience
    • Rank
    • Testing team

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