This paper presents a methodology and tool to support test selection from regression test suites based on change analysis in object-oriented designs. We assume that designs are represented using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.0 and we propose a formal mapping between design changes and a classification of regression test cases into three categories: Reusable, Retestable, and Obsolete. We provide evidence of the feasibility of the methodology and its usefulness by using our prototype tool on an industrial case study and two student projects.

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Keywords Object-oriented software engineering, Regression testing, Test selection, UML
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Journal Information and Software Technology
Briand, L.C., Labiche, Y, & He, S. (2009). Automating regression test selection based on UML designs. Information and Software Technology, 51(1), 16–30. doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2008.09.010