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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Quality Suites

Report for top software testing vendors

Gartner’s latest report explores how the software testing market has been steadily maturing, with the goal of improving user success. Testing remains one of the key processes in the software development life cycle. But with technology changes including agile practices, mobile computing, and cloud platforms, how can your test teams and test managers accurately evaluate vendors?

*Please note that this report is from 2014. Gartner has not yet updated this report so this is still the "latest" Magic Quadrant for this segment. Most of the players listed in this report are still relevant.

This report includes:

  • Analysis of 14 enterprise software testing vendors including IBM, HP (now Hewlett Packard Enterprise), Microsoft, Oracle, Soasta, Borland, SmartBear, and CA Technologies
  • Market overview and evaluation criteria for the integrated software quality and integrated quality assurance (IQA) tool suite market

This report helps in the decision process by focusing on the new modalities that have changed testing practices over recent years. Content is based on three critical areas in software testing:

  • Test management — tools to manage and plan testing activities, defects and report results
  • Automated stress and load testing — tools that simulate the load of multiple users against a server infrastructure to understand and tune performance
  • Automated functional and regression testing — tests that mimic a single user to find defects in the application

Register today to learn how these three criteria can help you evaluate top software quality tool vendors, so you can make a more informed decision for your organization in the year ahead.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

If you're not familiar with the Magic Quadrant, here's a quick breakdown of how Gartner ranks vendors:

  • Ability to execute: Product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, customer experience, and operations.
  • Completeness of vision: Market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation, and geographic strategy.

*Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Report for top software testing vendors

Gartner’s latest report explores how the software testing market has been steadily maturing, with the goal of improving user success. Testing remains one of the key processes in the software development life cycle. But with technology changes including agile practices, mobile computing, and cloud platforms, how can your test teams and test managers accurately evaluate vendors?

*Please note that this report is from 2014. Gartner has not yet updated this report so this is still the "latest" Magic Quadrant for this segment. Most of the players listed in this report are still relevant.

This report includes:

  • Analysis of 14 enterprise software testing vendors including IBM, HP (now Hewlett Packard Enterprise), Microsoft, Oracle, Soasta, Borland, SmartBear, and CA Technologies
  • Market overview and evaluation criteria for the integrated software quality and integrated quality assurance (IQA) tool suite market

This report helps in the decision process by focusing on the new modalities that have changed testing practices over recent years. Content is based on three critical areas in software testing:

  • Test management — tools to manage and plan testing activities, defects and report results
  • Automated stress and load testing — tools that simulate the load of multiple users against a server infrastructure to understand and tune performance
  • Automated functional and regression testing — tests that mimic a single user to find defects in the application

Register today to learn how these three criteria can help you evaluate top software quality tool vendors, so you can make a more informed decision for your organization in the year ahead.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

If you're not familiar with the Magic Quadrant, here's a quick breakdown of how Gartner ranks vendors:

  • Ability to execute: Product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, customer experience, and operations.
  • Completeness of vision: Market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation, and geographic strategy.

*Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.