Empirical Observations on Software Testing Automation

  title={Empirical Observations on Software Testing Automation},
  author={Katja Karhu and Tiina Repo and Ossi Taipale and Kari Smolander},
  journal={2009 International Conference on Software Testing Verification and Validation},
This study explores the factors that affect the use of software testing automation in different types of organizations. A case study was conducted in five organizations that develop and test technical software for the automation or telecommunication domains. The data was collected from interviews with managers, testers, and developers in each organization. The grounded theory was used as the data analysis method. According to the results, the factors which emphasize the wide use of testing… CONTINUE READING
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