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Coverity® Test Advisor improves the efficiency of unit testing by focusing developer time and resources on the most critical parts of the code.

  • Define what code needs to be tested based on your high risk criteria.
  • Analyze high risk code using patented techniques to understand code behavior and change impact.
  • Remediate untested code violations alongside quality and security defects for efficient management to closure.
  • Govern test completeness in development and enforce a stage gate.

The result:

  • Find and fix more issues early--before the code even gets to QA.
  • Shrink the QA cycle and time spent fixing defects--repurpose time to innovation and accelerate time to market.
  • Reduce the risk of costly and brand damaging software failures.

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  • + Functional details

    Test Rule Configurator

    Establish and enforce consistent unit-testing rules across projects and teams based on your high-risk criteria. 


    Intelligent Code and Test Analysis

    Test Advisor intelligently tests code changes to analyze unit test effectiveness based on your defined testing rules.


    Change Impact Analysis

    Automatically map code and function dependencies to analyze all impacted code related to a code change.


    Test Data Correlation Analysis

    Automatically correlate data from multiple sources, including Coverity SAVE, test coverage and SCM, to easily identify untested code violations based on pre-defined rules.

  • + Business problem

    Unit testing is valuable in concept but inefficient in practice. Code coverage is commonly used as the metric to determine ‘adequate vs. inadequate’ testing in development, but can be misleading. Without the proper insight into the code, coverage is just an arbitrary metric which wastes developer time and increases risk.


  • + Return on investment

    By guiding your developers to focus testing on the most critical parts of the code, you gain confidence that development testing time is spent wisely—on the risk areas of the code. Test Advisor makes it easier for you to ensure 100% coverage over the code that matters, and helps you find more defects in development, before it even gets to QA. This helps shorten the QA cycle and re-work time for faster time to market and reduces the risk of costly and brand damaging quality issues and software failures downstream. Test Advisor not only helps you reduce risk, but also enables you to enforce a process and create a culture of accountability over testing within your development organization.

  • + Competitive advantage

    Test Advisor drives accountability by establishing a standard testing process within your development organization. With Coverity Test Advisor you can verify developers have created and executed the necessary unit tests in lock step with code development, as well as create testing stage gates to validate code has been completely tested before it’s promoted to QA.

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
    Automotive Industry
    Banking Industry
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Consumer Products Industry
    Education Industry
    Electronics Industry
    Energy & Utilities Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
    Healthcare Industry
    Industrial Products Industry
    Insurance Industry
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
    Professional Services Industry
    Retail Industry
    Telecommunications Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Product Lifecycle Management
          Engineering and Analysis

  • + Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported


  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

  • + Solution collateral

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    Oct 4, 2012 Products
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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    Windows Server 2008 (inclusive)
       IBM Systems: System x
       IBM Systems: System x

Date last modified:    Oct 24, 2012


Contact information

Joshua Haims


Coverity, Inc.
185 Berry Street
Suite 6500
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

+1 415 3215200

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