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Global Software Testing Services Market 2016-2020

Market outlook of software testing services

Technavio’s research analyst predicts the global software testing services market to grow at a CAGR of close to 11% during the forecast period. One of the key drivers for the growth of the market is the growing popularity of crowdsourced testing. Crowdsourcing is a collective effort from people working in different locations on a single online project. Crowdsourced testing has gained immense popularity over the years because it is the only testing process that offers real-time feedback on product development, provide insights about the quality of the product, and helps tester detect bugs and defects over the software testing life cycle.

Industry-specific testing services offerings is another significant trend that is envisaged to propel the growth of the software testing services market during the forecast period. Recent developments have driven companies to align testing services into vertical specializations, which has gained popularity over the years. For instance, Infosys, one of the key players in the global software development market, offers testing services through various specialized practices, such as healthcare, insurance, and retail validation and testing practice.

Product segmentation and analysis of the software testing services market

  • Application testing services
  • Product testing services
At present, the application testing services segment dominates the software testing services market, with a market share of over 88%. The growth of this segment is projected to continue over the next five years due to an increase in application verticalization specific to a concentrated user base. The growing consumerization of IT has encouraged companies to develop versatile applications to strengthen their presence and engage customers.

Segmentation by end-users and analysis of the software testing services market
  • BFSI
  • Financial services
  • Media
  • Telecommunications
  • Others
In 2015, the financial services sector led the market with more than 34% of the total market share. Almost all the financial application development and maintenance requires a high degree of testing services throughout the software development lifecycle. Intense competition among global leaders and the shift to specialized services are pushing financial institutions to seek for enterprise-grade testing services.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The presence of a large number of providers has driven the software testing services market to grow tremendously over the years. Companies are forging partnerships with niche players to improve their software tool packages and enhance ongoing innovations. The market in North America is dominated by IBM, Accenture, and Cognizant, whereas Capgemini, TCS, Wipro, and Infosys hold strong positions in EMEA and APAC.

The top vendors in the market are -
  • Accenture
  • Capgemini
  • IBM
  • Wipro
Other prominent vendors in the market include Atos, Cigniti, Cognizant, CSC, Deloitte, Gallop Solutions, Hexaware, HP, Infosys, NTT Data, QualiTest Group, SQS, Steria, TCS, Tech Mahindra, and UST Global.

Key questions answered in the report include
  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global software testing services market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global software testing services market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global software testing services market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global software testing services market?
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Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Software Testing Services Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Software Testing Services Market: Accenture, Capgemini, IBM and Wipro
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Atos, Cigniti, Cognizant, CSC, Deloitte, Gallop Solutions, Hexaware, HP, Infosys, NTT Data, QualiTest Group, SQS, Steria, TCS, Tech Mahindra, and UST Global.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Cloud-based solutions also eliminate the delay factor by overriding the issues of product development and software testing. Cross-functional testing teams can work independently and in synchronization with product development teams. However, cloud-based testing also involves multiple systems that require additional personnel to keep it functioning, which may expand the scope for error.”
According to the report, Mobile testing services include mobile devices, mobile applications, and enterprise mobility and systems integration testing services. Mobile application testing services include test planning and advisory, test case development, test scope definition, test case execution, system testing, regression testing, end-to-end testing, automation testing, and user acceptance testing.
Further, the report states that companies face significant challenges regarding weak regulatory frameworks for intellectual property (IP) rights. Following complex policies and regulations, industries such as telecom and retail are experiencing high software piracy rates, hindering the growth of the software testing market.

Companies Mentioned

Accenture, Capgemini, IBM, Wipro, Atos, Cigniti, Cognizant, CSC, Deloitte, Gallop Solutions, Hexaware, HP, Infosys, NTT Data, QualiTest Group, SQS, Steria, TCS, Tech Mahindra, , UST Global.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Waterfall model of software testing life cycle
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global software testing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Segmentation of global software testing services market by product category
      • Table Segmentation of global software testing services market 2015
      • Table Segmentation of global software testing services market 2015-2020
    • Global application testing services market
      • Table Global application testing services market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global product testing services market
      • Table Global product testing services market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global software testing services market by end-user 2015
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of global software testing services market
      • Table Geographical segmentation of software testing services market 2015
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global software testing services 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Software testing services market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Software testing market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Software testing services market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Growing popularity of crowdsourced testing
      • Table Crowdsource testing life cycle
    • Rising mobility
    • Adoption of specialized testing
    • Shift to business outcome-based metrics
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Lack of understanding of scope
    • Labor-intensive process
    • Growing adoption of test-driven development
      • Table Flowchart of test-driven method
    • High employee attrition
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing popularity of mobile apps
    • Industry-specific testing services offerings
    • Increased use of cloud-based testing
    • Shift to automated software testing
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Market share 2015
      • Table Segmentation of global software testing market by vendors 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Accenture
      • Table Accenture: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Accenture: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014
      • Table Accenture: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Capgemini
      • Table Capgemini: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Capgemini: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • IBM
      • Table IBM: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Wipro
      • Table Wipro: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Wipro: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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