How low do you go?

A survey* sponsored by the Australian Computer Society, found the following percentage allocation for software testing: 5% allocate more than 40% of the initial development budget to testing

25% allocate between 10 -19% of the initial development budget to testing

25% allocate between 20 - 29% of the initial development budget to testing

14% allocate between 30 - 39% of the initial development budget to testing

12% allocate less than 10% of the initial development budget to testing

I'll leave you to make up your own mind about these stats.

*A preliminary survey on software testing practices in Australia by S.P Ng, T. Murnane, K. Reed, D. Grant and T.Y Chen