Title: Web Application Regression Testing: A Session Based Test Case Prioritization Approach

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 107-112
Authors: Mojtaba Raeisi Nejad Dobuneh, Dayang Norhayati Abang Jawawi, Mohammad V. Malakooti
Conference Name: The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2013)
- United Arab Emirates


In a software testing domain, different techniques and approaches are used to support the process of regression testing in an effective way. The main approaches are test suite minimization, test case prioritization and test case selection. Test case prioritization techniques improve the performance of regression testing, and arrange test cases in order to obtain maximum available fault that is going to be detected in a shorter time. User-sessions and cookies are unique features of web applications that are useful in regression testing because they have precious information about the application state before and after any change that is made to the software code. The main challenge is the effectiveness of average percentage fault detection rate and time constraint in the existing techniques. Thus, in this research the priority is given to clustering test cases that are performed based on some criteria related to http requests which collected from the database of server side. To verify the new technique some fault will be seeded in subject application then applying the prioritization criteria on test cases for comparing the effectiveness of average percentage fault detection rate and time with existing techniques.