This chapter discusses the statistical testing of software. Statistical Software Testing (SST) is gaining more acceptance as a method of assessing software integrity and provides a quantifiable measure of reliability. The tasks necessary to carry out SST are described. SST for risk estimation is compared against SST for failure probability estimation. Software environment simulation for SST is particularly demanding; the various issues are described. SST is related to test adequacy measurement as commonly understood.
|Title of host publication||Testing Safety-Related Software|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Practical Handbook|
|Editors||Stewart N Gardiner|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 1999|