Chapter 5

Test Cost-Effectiveness and Defect Density: A Case Study on the Android Platform

Vahid Garousi*,, Riley Kotchorek* and Michael Smith*, *Software Quality Engineering Research Group (SoftQual), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB Canada T2N 1N4, Graduate School of Informatics, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey


The Android operating system is one of the most popular open-source platforms in the mobile operating system market. It had a worldwide smart-phone market share of 68% at the second quarter of 2012. However, there has been little research on test coverage and test ...

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