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The need for increased scalability enabling easy administration of the IT infrastructure is a major factor driving the growth of the global software testing services market. Software testing provides an independent and objective view of the software, and allows the business to understand the risks of software application. The improved efficiency and faster time to market is another growth driver of the global software testing services market. The information trends, such as big data analytics, cloud, mobility and virtualization in the field of software testing are expected to witness strong growth in the future. Various businesses are struggling to handle huge amounts of information, or big data, overflowing from various sources, such as web logs, social media, emails, and others. Quality assurance testing of softwares is typically based on functional and business requirements of businesses with the objective of detecting technical defects early. The growing need for quality, accuracy, and advance softwares with multiple functionalities is driving the growth of the global software testing services market.
Software testing is a perquisite for newly created software, so that it may give accurate results when used by users. The functional testing segment includes smoke testing, unit testing, sanity testing, integration testing, interface testing, system testing, and regression testing. The non-functional testing segment includes performance tools, security testing, usability testing, and portability testing. The process of finding functional faults before the software gets released for sale in the market is known as software testing. Test techniques include the process of executing a program or application with the intent of finding software errors (bugs or other defects). A company which offers software testing services can be a product development company, an independent company or a system service integration company.
The rapid influx of new technologies is a major challenge hindering the growth of the global software testing services market. The technological advancements in the field of information technology are giving way to more advanced softwares. With advanced software testing applications flooding the market, it is difficult to provide high level software testing services to test all the functionalities of particular software. Infosys Limited, Cognizant, Wipro Limited, Computer Sciences Corp, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Hexaware Technologies, Zensar Technologies Ltd, International Business Machines Corp. are some of the major competitors in the global software testing services market.
Global Software Testing Services Market Segmentation:
By Type of Testing