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A Comprehensive Bibliometric Assessment on Software Testing (2016–2021)

Zardari, Shehnila and Alam, Sana and Al Salem, Hamad Abosaq and Al Reshan, Mana Saleh and Shaikh, Asadullah and Malik, Aneeq Fayyaz Karim and Masood ur Rehman, Muhammad and Mouratidis, Haralambos (2022) 'A Comprehensive Bibliometric Assessment on Software Testing (2016–2021).' Electronics, 11 (13). p. 1984. ISSN 2079-9292

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The research study provides a comprehensive bibliometric assessment in the field of Software Testing (ST). The dynamic evolution in the field of ST is evident from the publication rate over the last six years. The research study is carried out to provide insight into the field of ST from various research bibliometric aspects. Our methodological approach includes dividing the six-year time frame into the set of two symmetric but different periods (2016–2018) and (2019–2021) comprising a total of 75,098 records. VOSViewer is used to perform analysis with respect to collaboration network of countries and co-word assessment. Bibliometrix (Studio R) analysis tool is used to evaluate research themes/topics. The year 2019 leads the publication rate whereas a decrement in publication frequency is observed for the years 2020 and 2021. Our research study shows the influence of ST in other research domains as depicted in different research areas. Especially the impact of ST in the Electrical and Electronics Domain is quite notable. Most of the research publications are from the USA and China as they are among the most resourceful countries. On the whole, the majority of the publications are from Asian countries. Collaboration networks amongst countries demonstrate the fact that the higher the collaboration network, the greater would be the research output. Co-word analysis presents the relatedness of documents based on the keywords. The topic dendrogram is generated based on the identified research themes. Although English is the leading language, prominent studies are present in other languages also. This research study provides a comprehensive analysis based on 12 informative research questions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Software Testing; bibliometric; collaboration network; co-word; institution; countries; research themes
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2022 13:16
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:54

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