Identification and Analysis of Causes for Software Bug Rejection With Their Impact Over Testing Efficiency

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A significant percentage of software bugs reported during test cycles falls in a category of Invalid bug reports also known as rejected bugs. In this paper, the authors present the actual percentage of bugs rejection based on data collected from bug tracking system. This paper provides a list of reasons behind bug rejection, their relation with severity level and possible threats that can affect software testing efficiency with reference to the life of a rejected bug. Software Testing is an important and most critical phase in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).