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Software Testing Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Software Testing Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of software testing services. Software testing services provide software developers with insight into how well a program functions before it is sold to users for operation. Software testing service vendors test performance, stability, usability and security through a variety of methods, such as open alphas and betas, program language inspection and automated debugging programs. Suppliers are typically categorized as IT service providers or specialized software testing service providers. Buyers include financial institutions, healthcare providers, government agencies, retailers and software publishers. This report does not include software development, network security or software security.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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