As a test manager, development manager, or test lead, at the beginning of many projects, you probably find yourself confronted with the question, “How long will it take—and what resources do you need—to test this system?” Maybe your boss asked you. Or maybe your boss just gave you an end date, and you’re wondering if you can actually hit that date. Or maybe you’re bidding on a project for an important client. Or maybe you are putting together a proposal for a new in-house project, and the stakeholders for that project need to know how long the testing will take. No matter what the impetus, it is important to know how to estimate testing projects.
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