Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Software Testing Services industry has exited from an uneven recession and recovery to post a 1.0% annualized growth rate in the five years to 2013. Demand for software testing services ultimately derives from total demand for software, as testing is an integral part of the development process. As a result, revenue from software testing dipped in 2009 in response to the 4.1% drop in private investment in computers and software. But the recovery of business demand for software in the years since has brought steady growth to the industry, with additional 3.4% growth expected in 2013 to bring the market size to $3.1 billion.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Software Testing Services industry is expected to shake off a recessionary downturn to post an annualized growth rate of 1.0% in the five years to 2013. Outsourced testing services have experienced a surge in demand over the past five years; unfortunately for domestic operators, though, most of this demand has headed to India. Nonetheless, rising business investment in software, the use of cloud-based testing and a greater reliance on software testing in general has spurred demand for industry services and will contribute to the 3.4% revenue growth expected in 2013 to reach $3.1 billion.
Outsourcing and offshoring
Traditionally, software testing has been handled in-house by software developers... purchase to read more