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811601S Emerging Trends in Software Testing, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 811601S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Emerging Trends in Software Testing  Abbreviation Emerging Trends 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Mika Mäntylä 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits/134 hours of work


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1 st - 2 nd year of Master’s studies, autumn semester, periods 1+2

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student:


  • Can analyse different ways to organize and manage software testing (e.g. possibilities of outsourcing and testing in the cloud) in industrial software development;
  • Can evaluate the major techniques of agile testing and major approaches in model-based testing;
  • Can analyse the possibilities and limitations of test automation in the context of industrial software development.

Test organisation and management in industrial software development. Agile testing. Exploratory testing. Model-based testing. Test automation.


Mode of delivery 

Web-based lectures, face-to-face study groups


Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24h, study group working 40h, paper reading 40h, report writing 30h.

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Basic knowledge of software quality and testing

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

To be announced during the course implementation but initially planned to be:

  • Crispin L., and Gregory J., Agile testing: a practical guide for testers and agile teams, Addison-Wesley, 2009
  • Graham D., Fewster M., Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation, Addison-Wesley, 2012
  • Dustin E., Garrett T., Gauf B., Implementing Automated Software Testing, Addison-Wesley, 2009
  • Utting, M., & Legeard, B., Practical model-based testing: a tools approach, Elsevier, 2007
Assessment methods and criteria 

  Report evaluation



Person responsible 

  Ilkka Tervonen

Working life cooperation 



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