Quantitative Data Set on Test Prioritization and Preventative Tests

Published: 20 December 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/s6vnns86x5.2
Soham Patel, Kailas PATIL,


Optimising testing procedures is essential in the ever-changing world of software development to guarantee the timely delivery of high-calibre software products. In order to improve testing efficiency, this data-driven data set delves into the important areas of test prioritisation and preventative testing procedures. The study makes use of extensive data gathered from two different surveys as well as in-depth one-on-one interviews with professionals in the field. Leading questions on procedures and difficulties pertaining to test prioritisation and preventive testing in software development projects are the main focus of the first survey. The second study explores the topic of test prioritisation and preventative testing, examining the degree to which organisations include proactive testing strategies to detect and address any problems at an early stage of the development process. By asking open-ended questions, the survey results provide light on the prevalence of test prioritisation and preventative testing practises, as well as on their efficacy and related difficulties encountered by development teams. The data set offers the results of in-depth one-on-one interviews(coded to make them quantifiable) with professionals and specialists in software development, which complement the survey data. Through these interviews, industry practitioners give a greater knowledge of the practical complexities of test prioritisation and preventative testing, as well as unique solutions to real-world difficulties. The amalgamation of survey outcomes and interview insights enables a comprehensive analysis of the present condition of test prioritisation and preventive testing methodologies within the software development sector. In order to help organisations improve software quality and optimise their testing procedures, the paper ends with giving data driven metrics, mind maps, summary and pointer recommendations based on the combined quantitative and qualitative evaluations.



Software Testing, Survey, Interviewing