The Alignment of Software Testing Skills of IS Students with Industry Practices - A South African Perspective.

Elsje Scott, Alexander Zadirov, Sean Feinberg, Ruwanga Jayakody
InSITE 2003  •  Volume 3  •  2003
Software testing is crucial to ensure that systems of good quality are developed in industry and for this reason it is necessary to investigate the extent to which there is an alignment of software testing skills of Information Systems students at the University of Cape Town and industry practices in South Africa. A number of criteria were identified as the basis for this investigation. These criteria were used to examine the data collected from companies in the software testing industry and students at the University of Cape Town. Significant differences were found between software testing skills required by industry and those claimed by students, particularly with regard to the tests being used and the percentage of time spent on testing. This study should be seen as work in progress to investigate current practice in industry that might inform future research to enhance curricula.
Software Testing, Testing Categories, Testing Framework
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