Why Independent Software Testing
The aforementioned statements by world renowned analysts make it amply obvious as to why is independent software testing becoming a necessity – and to the growth that can be foreseen in the arena. To carve a niche in their chosen arena, independent pure-play testing service providers need to cover multiple industries and multiple technologies – with testing services as their key offering.
Focus must be on the deliverance of the complete set of activities that entail the standard testing lifecycle – not on competing or interfering with other IT services providers engaged in application development or maintenance services.
Focused independent pure-play testing service providers – be they of any size – always add value to clients. Such flexible providers are usually armed with a combination of skill sets that may fit both small and large (country-/industry-specific) projects, and thus can work on deals cutting across a wide range.
The predicted spending for discrete enterprise application testing services for Americas region is estimated to grow to nearly $15 billion in 2017, while the EMEA and APAC regions are estimated to reach $11.5 billion and $2.5 billion, respectively, in 2017.
The predicted spending for discrete product engineering testing services for Americas region is estimated to grow to nearly $1.9 billion in 2017, while the EMEA and APAC regions are estimated to reach $0.8 billion and $0.5 billion, respectively, in 2017.
Testing Trends 1
Per IDC’s IT Outsourcing Survey, service providers are being used for a variety of testing services with highest adoption for meeting requirements like security, integration function, and performance testing.
Testing Trends 2
Testing of mobile applications swings toward third parties, In IDC’s Enterprise Mobility Services Survey, it was found that nearly 70% of organizations were using or were planning to use third party services for mobile application testing services
Testing Trends 3
According to IDC’s IT Outsourcing Survey, nearly 88% of buyers are using a virtual development/testing environment, either internally or externally, or some combination of both.
Key note by NelsonHall Analyst Dominique Raviart at LiQE UK 2016
“Much of the recent growth in outsourced application services has been fueled by customers engaging independent testing services where the development provider is separate from the provider performing the testing.”
“By 2020, business key performance indicators (KPIs) will be the contractual terms for 70% of testing in support of digital business operations.”
— Gartner’s 2016 report on ‘Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide”