A Systematic Mapping Study in the area of Software Testing
This article offers an overview of the research developed in the last decade in the area of software testing. Systematic Literature Mapping was used as a research methodology, and based on three databases, 171 primary studies were selected. The study raises a set of research questions about techniques, strategies and types of tests, aspects such as quality factors analyzed, degree of innovation, and even about the empirical method used in the study. Among the findings, it was found that performance tests are the most analyzed types of tests, mixed strategies were the most cited, that efficiency turned out to be the most important quality factor, and that case studies are the most used technique by researchers. The secondary study carried out allowed us to conclude that research in the field of software testing is still valid in the context of Software Engineering, so it is pertinent to continue research on specific topics through both primary and secondary studies.
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