Template for deriving effort estimation for testing activity

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Can i have a template for deriving the effort estimation for testing activity?

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Per day cost of Tester = x
Days spent on preparing test plan, test cases and actual testing = y
Cost of per day usage of testing tools (if any) = a
Days testing tools used for the purpose = b
Overhead Cost = c
Effort estimation for testing activity = (x * y) + (a * b) + c

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  • Animeshmehra
    Hi! You can get help at www.econcinnity.com. They are offering free estimation service where the experts on the panel will work on your requirements and present with estimation figures (effort and schedule both). Figures will be shared for free but the details of how they arrived at those figures will be charged for. Its an excellent service (especially free portion of it). Atleast, you will be in a position to compare their figures with yours. It will be good for comparison purposes. Register as customer (free) and post your work. They can ofcourse provide you with detailed report but that will be charged. http://www.econcinnity.com You can join their panel of experts too. Submit your credentials to them today and await approvals. See Services and FAQs Thanks
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  • Saimadhu
    Estimate the effort based on the activity. Identify your tasks and derive a set of activities from each task. Derive the effort for each activity by consulting with ur team members and identifying pessimistic, optimistic and mostlikely effort. You can have a template like the following: Task Activity Milestone Effort required for activity Startdate EndDate Status .. Test Plan Preparation Requirements Analysis Scope Identification Test Strategy (Test Approach) identification Resource Requirements Identify Risks .. Review & baseline Test Case Spec Feature 1 Feature 2 .. Test Environment Setup Product Deployment 3rd party software installation .. Test Automation Feature1 .. Test Prioritization & Execution Sanity testing Verify Fixed Defects Regression testing Adhoc testing Trouble-shooting deviations .. Test Report Analyse the deviations Log the deviations Do Bugscrub .. QA Certification Analyse Test Report Make Decision to certify or not .. Good luck.
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  • Ji
    Hi all, i want to know what would be the estimation effort template for the applications which are multi impacted and on what basis we can categorised them.
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