SE 344 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Software Testing
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SE 344
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to, and provide core competencies in the fundamentals and principles of software testing. The secondary objective is to make the students familiar with the basic testing methods and technologies which are necessary for applying the concepts of quality assurance to obtain a high quality software product. The third objective of this course is to provide delegates with the necessary skills to implement software testing qualifications compliant with the requirements of the international software testing certifications. Both goals are addressed by recognizing software test processes, test documentation, test techniques, test management and supporting tools.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define the terminology commonly utilized in the software testing area.
  • Identify the foundations of software testing.
  • Explain the theoretical and practical limitations of testing approaches.
  • Describe the testing objectives for typical products generated by the software evolution process.
  • Perform particular test techniques.
  • Determine the applicability and likely effectiveness of testing approaches.
  • Prepare a test document for a project that covers the entire software testing life cycle.
  • Assess the effectiveness of a testing plan with respect to its objectives.
Course Content It is generally accepted that it is not possible to create perfect software. It is therefore necessary to test software before it is released to the users to reduce the risk of mistakes in software production having a negative impact when the software is used. It is equally necessary to ensure that testing is performed well. This course specifies definitions and concepts, test processes, test documentation, test techniques in software engineering.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Fundamentals of software testing. Software testing concepts: Software testing in an organization and project context, generic testing processes in the software life cycle. Black’s book-ch.1 and IEEE 29119-1
2 Software testing concepts: Risk-based testing, Test sub-process, Test practices, Metrics and measures. IEEE 29119-1
3 Testing throughout the software life cycle: Testing in different life cycle models, test levels, test types. (Lab 1: Fundamentals of Testing in SDLC) Black’s book-ch.2 and IEEE 29119-1
4 Test Management. (Lab 2: Testing in SDLC) Black’s book-ch.5, IEEE 29119-2 and IEEE 829
5 Test Documentation. (Lab 3: Test management process) IEEE 29119-3
6 Static techniques: Review process. (Lab 4: Test documentation) Black’s book-ch.3
7 Test design techniques. Lab 5: Static techniques – Black-Box Testing: Decision/Branch Testing, Statement Testing Black’s book-ch.4 and IEEE 29119-4
8 Test design techniques. Black’s book-ch.4 and IEEE 29119-4
9 Test design techniques. (Lab 6: Software testing framework for web applications: Selenium IDE) *** Homework 1 Black’s book-ch.4 and IEEE 29119-4
10 The Marathon example and Management issues. Lab 7: Component Testing - Unit Testing: JUnit Bath’s book-ch.2 and 3
11 Functional Testing. Lab 8: Accuracy Testing, Suitability Testing, Interoperability Testing Bath’s book-ch.10
12 Usability and Accessibility Testing. Lab 9: Software testing framework for web applications: Selenium IDE *** Homework 2 Bath’s book-ch.11
13 Invited speaker. Lab 10: Load testing tool for web applications: Jmeter
14 Review
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Course slides will be provided by the lecturer.
Suggested Readings/Materials *** Black R., van Veenendaal E. and Graham D. Foundations of Software Testing. 3rd edition. Cengage Learning, 2012. *** Bath G., McKay J. The Software Test Engineer’s Handbook: A Study Guide for the ISTQB Test Analyst and Technical Analyst Advanced Level Certificates. Rocky Nook, 2008 *** IEEE 829-2008 - IEEE Standard for Software and System Test Documentation *** ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-1Software testing - Part 1: Concepts and definitions *** ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-2 Software testing - Part 2: Test processes *** ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-3 Software testing - Part 3: Test documentation *** ISO/IEC/IEEE P29119-4 DIS May2013 Draft IEEE Standard Software testing -Part 4: Test techniques

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
20
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
11
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
2
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exam
1
24
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

X
2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

X
3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

X
4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

X
5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

X
6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

X
7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

X
8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

X
9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

X
10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

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