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2015 IEEE/ACM 10th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST) (2015)
Florence, Italy
May 23, 2015 to May 24, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-7022-6
pp: 13-17
ABSTRACT
In this paper we investigate the effect of test case length on the performance of test suites for automated graphical user interface (GUI) testing. Research has been done on the effect of test length for traditional white-box testing, however, these findings do not necessarily extend to GUI testing. We run experiments on five subject applications using a custom-built dynamic test generator. We measure the effect that test length has on statement, branch, and event-pair coverage, as well as the fault-finding abilities for each test suite. Our findings indicate that longer test suites perform better than shorter test suites in terms of coverage, fault-finding, and cost. However, the effect eventually diminishes with greater increase in length. As well, the results vary depending on the application under test.
INDEX TERMS
Testing, Graphical user interfaces, Software engineering, Conferences, Generators, Software, Measurement
CITATION

S. Carino and J. H. Andrews, "Evaluating the Effect of Test Case Length on GUI Test Suite Performance," 2015 IEEE/ACM 10th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST), Florence, Italy, 2015, pp. 13-17.
doi:10.1109/AST.2015.10
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