Relationship Between Software Testing,
Software Quality and Work Well-being

Work well-being can affect either positively or negatively to a person's life hence studies around it has gained more popularity. Similarly, software development can be hectic and battling from a deadline to another. By investing in better software practices across the organization or teams can lighten the workload and therefore possibly even increase well-being. 

The purpose of this study is to examine possible relationships between software testing habits of software companies and work well-being i.e. answer the question: can good testing practices and tools relieve stress and simplify obnoxious tasks and thereby improve developer's well-being.

It will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the survey. The questionnaire consists of 10 sections covering questions about work well-being, testing tools, software quality assurance, and personal experience.

The answers to the questionnaire will be compiled in a report part of my master's thesis, which will be published in summer 2019. Movie tickets will be drawn among the participants. If you want to participate in the lottery, please provide your email at the end of the questionnaire. This information is not used in the survey or shared with any third parties. 

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please don't hesitate to contact me at sakrnie@utu.fi.

Thank you for your contribution,
Sami Nieminen
MSci Student of Information and Communication Technology at the University of Turku


Instruments used making the questionnaire:
- Parker, B. (2011). Measurement of Well-Being in the Workplace: The Development of the Work Well-Being Questionnaire. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199(6), pp. 394-397. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e31821cd3b9
- Hynninen, T. (2018). Software testing: Survey of the industry practices
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