Gartner Research

Competitive Landscape: Mobile Application Testing Services

Published: 25 August 2017

ID: G00332837

Analyst(s): Susanne Matson


The widespread popularity of mobile applications is creating opportunities for mobile application testing service providers in all segments. Technology business unit leaders must identify where rapid advancements in the market are occurring to compete in this crowded market.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Adoption of Agile and DevOps Approaches Drives Collaboration, Automation and New Ways of Working
    • Service Providers Are Investing in the Acquisition, Training and Maintaining of Application Testing Resources
    • Service Providers Offering a Range of Methods and Solutions for Device Coverage Will Have an Advantage
    • Testing Mobile Applications Is Complex and Will Become Even More So With Greater Inclusion of Sensors
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Providers Focusing on How to Add Business Value to Client Engagements Will Build Strong Market Positions
    • Building Strong Relationships With Buyers From Different Sides of Business or IT Will Increase Relevance in the Market for Providers
    • End-to-End Testing of Mobile Applications and Sensors Will Trend Toward Ecosystems and Alternative Testing Methods
    • Talent Shortages Will Impact Smaller Providers and Generalists More Than Others
    • Emerging Technologies Such as Automation, AI and Analytics Are Reshaping the Mobile Testing Market
    • Strong Agile and DevOps Practices Will Be Critical to Future Success
    • High-Quality User Experience Will Be Expected in the Mobile Application Service Testing Market
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Accenture
    • Applause
    • Infostretch
    • SQS
    • Tata Consultancy Sevices (TCS)
  • References and Methodology

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