A new test of variance for non-normal distribution with fewer restrictions than the current tests is proposed. Simulation study shows that the new test controls the Type I error rate well, and has power performance comparable to the competitors. In addition, it can be used without restrictions.
Long, Michael C. and Sa, Ping
"Right-tailed Testing of Variance for Non-Normal Distributions,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 19.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol4/iss1/19