Gartner Research

Outsourced Testing for Financial Services Institutions

Published: 13 December 2007

ID: G00153551

Analyst(s): Pete Redshaw


A survey of 20 key providers for outsourced testing to financial services institutions shows how this service is expanding and specializing. FSIs are using OT for overcoming mounting backlogs and for specialized solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Drivers for Outsourced Testing in Financial Services
    • Business Challenges
    • FS Raises the Bar for Testing
    • The Appeal of OT Services
  • Survey Results
    • FS Specialization
    • FS Dedicated Testing Staff — Numbers and Locations
    • FS Dedicated Testing Staff — Details
    • Testing Independence
    • Offshoring
    • Differentiation for FS Testing
    • Special Testing for FS Regulations
    • Testing Services Provided to FSI
    • FS Testing Tools
    • FS Systems Tested
    • Top Three Clients for FS Testing (Details)
    • Top Three Clients — Testing Services and Tools Used
    • Transition Mechanisms for Outsourced Testing
    • Future Changes and Additions
  • Summary of OT

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