African Journal of
Mathematics and Computer Science Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Math. Comput. Sci. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9731
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMCSR
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 254

Full Length Research Paper

A study on Agile Software Testing: Emergence and techniques

  B. K. Madhu1, Megha Jigalur2 and V. Lokesha3*
1Department of CSE, Amruta Institute of Engineering and Management Sciences, Anna University – Coimbatore, India.   2Acharya Institute of Technology, Rayaluseema University, Andhra Pradesh, India. 3Department of MCA, Research Center, ACIT, Bangalore, India.  
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  •  Accepted: 15 August 2010
  •  Published: 30 November 2010




Customer satisfaction, quick and efficient delivery of finished products is all that is needed to lead the way in addressing issues regarding numerous software life cycles. Starting from waterfall model to any present life cycle, we find various advantages and disadvantages to be implemented in software development. Software testing is the state that takes the much of elapse time of SDLC. Improving the testing time and optimizing the techniques will always result in fast and efficient finish of software product. In this direction, Agile Software Development (ASD) is a new tool addressing most of the issues encountered. As in ASD, Agile Software Testing (AST) carries the manifesto of agile methodology and follows the highest techniques and best practices of software testing life cycle. Though AST is used in many Product-Based Software Company, the optimal procedure and superior techniques yielding better results are yet to be discovered. This paper is aimed at guiding and forming a hub for all agile testing practitioners in addressing these issues. It also lists advantages of agile testing and core techniques of implementation process in AST.


Key words: Software development life cycle (SDLC), agile software development (ASD), agile software testing (AST).