Expertise, experience, proven capabilities, in-built structures and standards for processes, and costs involved are key considerations while outsourcing software testing. Technavios research reveals that, during the economic recession and early 2010, the majority of IT companies relied on in-house testing. Companies set up their own Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE) for this purpose. However, outsourcing of software testing services is witnessing double digit growth rate as third party service providers can provide better quality, enhanced testing processes, and globally recognized best practices.
Pure-play software testing services is one of the segments of outsourced software testing services market. Technavio believes 2015 will be a positive year for pure-play software testing service providers. Software testing is a vital component of the software development life cycle.