Computational Intelligence for Functional Testing
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science
Software testing is primarily a technique for achieving some degree of software quality and to gain consumer confidence. It accounts for 50% -75% of development cost. Test case design supports effective testing but is still a human centered and labour-intensive task. The Unified Modelling language (UML) is the de-facto industrial standard for specifying software system and techniques for automatic test case generation from UML models are very much needed. While extensive research has explored the use of meta-heuristics in structural testing, few have involved its use in functional testing, particularly with respect to UML. This chapter details an approach that incorporates an anti-Ant Colony Optimisation algorithm for the automatic generation of test scenarios directly from UML Activity Diagrams, thus providing a seamless progression from design 10 generation of test scenarios. Owing to its anti-ant behaviour, the approach generates non-redundant test scenarios.