Date Added: Aug 2012
Software testing is very important in software development process; approximately 50% of total cost is expended in testing the software being developed. A technique similar to FPA, Test Point Analysis (TPA) can be applied for the estimation of testing effort. The authors are using a new approach to the estimation of software testing efforts based on stubs and drivers. Stubs and drivers are needed when the unit and integration testing is done. Drivers and stubs can be reused so that constant changes that occur during the development cycle can be retested frequently without large amounts of additional test code. FP count is calculated by FPA technique earlier and then applied to calculate TPA to find the Total Testing Effort.