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How low do you go?

A survey* sponsored by the Australian Computer Society, found the following percentage allocation for software testing:
5% allocate more than 40% of the initial development budget to testing

25% allocate between 10 -19% of the initial development budget to testing

25% allocate between 20 – 29% of the initial development budget to testing

14% allocate between 30 – 39% of the initial development budget to testing

12% allocate less than 10% of the initial development budget to testing

I’ll leave you to make up your own mind about these stats.

*A preliminary survey on software testing practices in Australia by S.P Ng, T. Murnane, K. Reed, D. Grant and T.Y Chen

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3 thoughts on “How low do you go?

  1. It is amazing that studies do not seem to exist world wide of how much time and budget is spend on test activities. In reality in every IT project this is the famous Achilles heel in throughput time and budget and success of an IT project.

  2. Hi it would be interesting to see if there are any stats that try to relate the budget allotted to testing With the cost of Post Production defects

    Regards

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