Software test-code engineering: A systematic mapping

Yusifoglu V. G., Amannejad Y., Can A.

INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY, vol.58, pp.123-147, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.infsof.2014.06.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-147
  • Keywords: Systematic mapping, Survey, Study repository, Software test-code engineering, Development of test code, Quality assessment of test code, GENERATION, QUALITY, MAINTENANCE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Context: As a result of automated software testing, large amounts of software test code (script) are usually developed by software teams. Automated test scripts provide many benefits, such as repeatable, predictable, and efficient test executions. However, just like any software development activity, development of test scripts is tedious and error prone. We refer, in this study, to all activities that should be conducted during the entire lifecycle of test-code as Software Test-Code Engineering (STCE).