Crowdsourced Software Testing: A Timely Opportunity

Engineering International

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Field Value
 
Title Crowdsourced Software Testing: A Timely Opportunity
 
Creator Donepudi, Praveen Kumar
 
Subject Crowdsourcing
Software Testing
intermediaries
expertise
 
Description The concept of crowdsourcing has gained a lot of attention lately. Many companies are making use of this concept for value creation, as well as the performance of varied tasks. Despite its wide application, little is known about crowdsourcing, especially when it comes to crowdsourced software testing. This paper explores the crowdsourced software testing concept from a wider perspective ranging from a cost-benefit analysis, crowdsourcing intermediaries, and the level of expertise in the crowd. Drawing from a varied range of sources, a systematic literature review is done, where the research narrows down to ten most relevant peer-reviewed sources of high impact rating. In a comparative analysis between crowdsourced software testing and in-house testing, it is found that crowd testing has numerous advantages when it comes to efficiency, user heterogeneity, and cost-effectiveness.  The study indicates that intermediaries play a key role in managing the connection between the crowd and crowdsourcing companies despite various challenges. A comparison between novice testers and expert testers reveals that both the two have their unique capabilities in their respective domains.
 
 
Publisher Asian Business Consortium
 
Date 2020-01-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://abc.us.org/ojs/index.php/ei/article/view/491
10.18034/ei.v8i1.491
 
Source Engineering International; Vol. 8 No. 1 (2020): January - June Issue; 25-30
2409-3629
10.18034/ei.v8i1
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://abc.us.org/ojs/index.php/ei/article/view/491/976
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Praveen Kumar Donepudi
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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