Worldwide Software Quality Analysis and Measurement Forecast, 2016–2019: Software Vulnerability with Multimodal Deployment and IoT Drive Growth
This IDC study provides a 2015–2019 forecast analysis for the worldwide software quality analysis and measurement market, which experienced 6% growth to $505 million revenue in 2014 (up from $476.4 million in 2013). We expect a CAGR of 10.1% over the forecast period, with revenue reaching $818 million by 2019. As companies reinvest in the context of ongoing economic volatility, the software quality analysis and measurement market is slated for a solid overall trajectory of growth over the forecast period. This growth results from a variety of factors, including demand for visibility into code and architectural capabilities, the challenges of staffing cuts, and the need to manage quality with complex sourcing for application development projects, regulatory compliance, increased complexity of emerging development paradigms, and adoption of cloud testing. As the largest vendors in the automated software quality (ASQ) space have announced and delivered offerings in this market in 2014 and 2015 along with acquisitions and with emerging user adoption, IDC expects a good CAGR (on low initial base revenue) of 14.9% for 2015–2019, resulting in projected 2018 revenue of nearly $1 billion ($973.7 million)."In the face of increasing numbers of highly public failures of business-critical systems, the urgency of attending to software quality analysis and the visceral link between quality and security has never been more obvious. As we see with public and obvious downtime of key enterprise companies, public and private failure of business-critical systems continues. The crying need to improve corporate and developer hygiene in this area is clear," says Melinda Ballou, program director for Application Life-Cycle Management and Executive Strategies at IDC. "With a volatile global economy, pressing demand for mobile branding and application and reinvestment but constrained IT staffing and complex sourcing, demand continues to be strong for software quality analysis and measurement solutions. We expect this throughout our forecast period, driven by the customer need for innovative software analysis and metrics offerings from both small third-party providers and larger vendors. As we see challenging global competitive and economic pressures, multimodal deployment demand and innovation are driving development organizations to look under the covers with code analytics and to also provide metrics to help assess service provider execution. Smaller vendors will continue to play a role for market innovation. We expect ongoing acquisitions in this space in the 2016–2018 time frame (as has already occurred for some major innovative providers in this market)."
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