Software Testing Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Software Testing Services Market Research Report | Technology | Industrial-Use Software | Jul 2014

Testing 1, 2, 3: Growth will continue despite foreign companies dominating the industry

IBISWorld’s Software Testing Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Software Testing Services industry has exited from an uneven recession and recovery to post a 1.6% annualized growth rate in the five years to 2014. 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 4.5% 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 1.5% growth expected in 2014 to bring the market size to $3.3 billion.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Manual functional testing

Manual functional testing is by far the largest service provided by the Software Testing Services industry. As its name implies, manual functional testing is the process of manually testing software for defects. Typically, the tester assumes the role of the end-user, using all of the application's features to ensure the software performs as intended. The reason for the large share of industry revenue is two-fold. First, even if automated tests reveal no problems with an application, manual testing is almost always still carried out to ensure nothing was missed. Secondly, manual testing provides insight into how it feels to use the software from a user perspective, something automated tests cannot reveal... purchase to read more


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What is the Software Testing Services Industry?

This industry provides software testing services for clients, such as performance testing, stability testing, usability testing and security testing. This industry does not sell its own software, but it may use internally developed software to complete its testing tasks.

Industry Products
Manual functional testingAutomated functional testingNon-functional testing
Industry Activities
Manual functional software testingAutomated functional software testingNon-functional software testingSoftware development consulting

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