Western Europe Discrete Application Testing Services 2013 Market Estimate and 2014–2018 Forecast
This IDC study provides IDC's assessment of the 2013 market in Western Europe for discrete application testing services as well as our forecast for 2014–2018. Overall, the market for discrete application testing services in Europe saw solid 12.5% growth in 2013 to reach just over $5.8 billion. Across Europe, this continues to be a fast-growing market, and we expect a five-year CAGR of 13.7%, reaching $11 billion by 2018.
"The impact of digital transformation and 3rd Platform technologies places increasing pressure on IT organizations to meet the ever-increasing needs of the business. The time to market of quality applications is critical, but developing and delivering software releases and new customer-facing applications on time is a growing challenge," said Jennifer Thomson, director, IDC European Services. "We find the shift to a digital and mobile world fuels demand for discrete application testing services across Europe. We also find that attitudes to acquiring external application testing services continue to evolve. Research suggests a huge shift in focus from tactical — that is, reactive or 'as and when' needed — to strategic QA, with a growing number of enterprises realizing the value of a more structured approach."
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