Overview

Put to the test: The popularity of smartphones and tablets has driven industry demand

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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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Firms face strong external competition from software testing companies in low-cost countries
  • The growing prevalence of mobile applications has supported demand for software testing services
  • The growing reliance on software should lead to more efficient and value-added testing processes

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Software Testing Services industry has grown strongly over the past five years. Software testing is a vital part of software development and most IT projects will allocate resources to this process. Unlike traditional software developers, industry firms provide testing services to their clients. The rise in domestic internet speeds and accessibility over the past five years has prompted many companies to shift a greater proportion of their operations online or upgrade their core IT systems. This trend has driven demand for software testing services as companies aim to provide their online customers with the best user experience and ensure that sensitive data, such as financial information, is safe from unauthorised access. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 4.9%...

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    What is the Software Testing Services industry?

    New South Wales and Victoria have the greatest share of industry establishments. The two states account for a higher proportion of establishments than their share of the Australian population. This is likely due to the prominence of multiple downstream clients in Sydney and Melbourne, where many of the industry's largest corporate clients are based. Many large downstream industries have based their online hubs in these high population density states, prompting many industry players to establish operations in these regions.

    While it is not necessary to be physically present to conduct much of the testing work, it is beneficial for industry players to be near potential clients for sales and marketing, which are essential elements of client acquisition and retention. The...

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    Additional Insights for the Software Testing Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Software Testing Services Industry are

  • Highly trained workforce
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on computer software and Demand from computer system design services in the Software Testing Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Operational testing
    Performance testing
    Automated tests
    Security testing
    Other services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on computer software
  • Demand from computer system design services
  • Demand from software publishing
  • Business confidence index

  • Current Performance
  • Demand for software
  • Outsourcing growth
  • Internal and external testing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising software reliance
  • The role of a tester
  • Testing focus
  • Combating security concerns
  • Table: Software Testing Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Software Testing Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Data Processing and Web Hosting Services
  • Software Publishing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Internet Service Providers

  • Products & Services
  • Performance testing
  • Operational testing
  • Security testing
  • Automated tests
  • Other services
  • Chart: Software Testing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Software developers and IT firms
  • Financial services companies
  • Government
  • Other
  • Telecommunications providers
  • Healthcare firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Testing Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Testing Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Software Testing Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Capgemini Australia Pty LimitedPlanit Test Management Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Table: Capgemini Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Planit Test Management Solutions Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Testing Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Software Testing Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Debugging
  • Removing faults from software.
  • Functional Testing
  • Testing based on the functionality of a product. This includes operational, performance and automation tests.
  • Internet Of Things
  • The network of physical objects, such as devices, buildings vehicles and other items, embedded with software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to exchange data.
  • Istqb
  • Stands for International Software Testing Qualification Board, which is the international organisation that grants software testing accreditation.
  • Systems Development Life Cycle
  • A process for planning, developing, testing, and deploying an information system.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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