A Model for Determining the Maturity of Automation of Software Testing as a Research and Development Area

Edgar Serna M., Raquel Martínez M., Paula Andrea Tamayo O.


This article proposes a model to determine the current maturity of test automation as an area of research and development in the software industry. The process and the results of a research that aims to determine the maturity level of automation is described. A systematic review of the literature in which 978 papers were found where are described the models of maturity of software testing and/or analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of automation was performed. After a process of analysis and apply the inclusion/exclusion criteria and quality assessment 26 papers were extracted. The final conclusion is that the current maturity level of automation of software testing is teenager.


Maturity model, quality, software engineering, life cycle, software industry.

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