Software Testing Effort Estimation

Estimation is done often because it is expected to help in predicting how much will the project cost and when will the project get completed. Proper analysis and effort estimation is necessary for successfully planning for a testing project. Any flaw in critical estimation phase, results in missing the project deadlines, reduces ROI and loses of customer’s faith. Remember - Bad estimation can lead to poor distribution of work. 

There are different standard and non standard methods for test estimation. In many product based companies, people utilize non standardized but conventional estimation methods to make things work. These methods might have developed over a continuous period accommodating hidden factors like nature of application under test, environment, and risk factors for that specific product/market. But these methods can’t be adopted as a generalized organization standard for a mature operation model.

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