Gartner Research

Market Guide for Application Crowdtesting Services

Published: 19 September 2018

ID: G00318447

Analyst(s): Gilbert van der Heiden , Susanne Matson


Crowdtesting is becoming an integral part of application testing as speed, new technology skills and customer experience top digital agendas. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders can use this research to identify where crowdtesting can have the most impact.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

  • Crowdtesting Is Utilized Mostly for Mobile and Web Applications
  • Crowds Offer Access to Functional Testing Skills That Are Difficult to Attract and Retain
  • Crowdsourced Communities Can Be as Localized as Needed
  • New Entrants and Equity Investments Accelerate Crowdtesting Growth
  • Automation — Traditional and Intelligent — Is Being Increasingly Integrated in Crowd Services
  • Cybersecurity Concerns Increase Crowdsourced Security Testing
  • Internet of Things Will Be the Next Frontier for Crowdtesting

Market Analysis

  • Possible Use Cases

Representative Vendors

  • Market Introduction
  • Vendor Profiles
    • General Crowdtesting Companies
    • Security Crowdtesting Companies
    • IT Service Providers Offering Crowdtesting
    • Full IT Service Providers (Managed Application Communities)
    • Pure-Play Application Testing Providers (Managed Application Communities)
    • Planit

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