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.