An analytical comparative analysis of the software quality models for software quality engineering


Machogu Moronge Abiud and Philip Mbugua




Adventist University of Central Africa, P.O Box 2461, Kigali, Rwanda

Mount Kenya University, P.O.Box 5826 Kigali, Rwanda


Accepted 12 October, 2016


As software becomes more and more pervasive, there has been a growing concern about software quality. This concern arises from the fact that the main objective of software engineering is to produce good quality maintainable software in time and within budget. Quality is the combination of many characteristics, like conformance to requirements, fitness for the purpose, level of satisfaction.  Software Quality Engineering needs a quality model that is usable throughout the software lifecycle and that embraces all the perspectives of quality. The goal of this paper is to do a comparative evaluation of existing quality models and their respective support for Software Quality Engineering, so as to analyze if the users of various software’s have a direct and equal impact on the Software Quality, and if they indeed play a pivotal role in the measurement of Software Quality.

Keywords: Software Quality, McCall’s Quality model, Boehm’s, Quality Model, FURPS Quality Model, ISO 9126 Model, Quality engineering.