Software Reliability Accelerated Testing Method Based on Test Coverage

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In order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of software reliability testing, an accelerated testing method based on test coverage is presented in this paper. The amount of reliability test cases is reduced by a heuristic test-suite reduction algorithm based on static analysis of test coverage. The testing process is accelerated by the strategy of not executing redundant test cases and compensating their execution time. The corresponding software reliability accelerated testing (SRAT) process is proposed.

Keywords: RAMS 2011 Proceedings - Product Reliability - Accelerated Life Testing - Reliability Model - Software Reliability

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