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SmartBear named a global Leader in IDC MarketScape
Thu, 14th Apr 2022
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SmartBear has been named a global Leader in the IDC MarketScape for automated software quality and continuous testing.

SmartBear, a provider of software development and tools, has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Automated Software Quality and Continuous Testing for Digital Execution.

The latest IDC MarketScape study evaluated 24 vendors for inclusion based on the strength of their products' ASQ capabilities and strategy, revenue share, and differentiated position in the rapidly emerging market. The report examines ASQ adoption patterns and trends and how they impact business success.

"Overall, SmartBear is well-positioned to help support emerging environments as part of digital transformation initiatives and cloud testing and as an alternative to enterprise ASQ offerings with some synergistic analytics to complement those vendors focusing on security and quality," says IDC research director, Agile ALM, Quality - Portfolio Strategies, Melinda-Carol Ballou.

"SmartBear exemplifies what IDC is increasingly observing, a demand for intuitive, combined products at lower price points with leverage of open source and integration to core application life cycle management (ALM) systems."

The IDC MarketScape report states, "For the end-to-end DevOps life cycle, SmartBear's ability to reuse assets between ASQ tools spanning the SDLC can help create efficiencies of time and scale by leveraging proven, tested, and related assets, saving both time and money."

This report also says that SmartBear focuses on developer-led quality engagements, with the belief that critical testing will start early and frequently in the development cycle. It says the company has a set of products that meet the needs of organisations in various stages of their quality maturity, with a strong footprint in both developer-led and QA/tester-led quality.

"As organisations bridge and deploy applications across cross-functional environments, creating an end-to-end quality approach that includes API life cycle, and a proactive ASQ management strategy is critical," says SmartBear senior director, Industry Analyst Relations, Calvin Fudge.

"We are happy that this IDC MarketScape cited various strengths of SmartBear, including intuitive product capabilities, breadth of the product set, and simplicity of our combined offering compared with high-end, more expensive solutions."

The SmartBear products considered as part of this vendor assessment include SwaggerHub, ReadyAPI, TestComplete, Zephyr (Squad, Scale, and Enterprise), Bugsnag, BitBar, CrossBrowserTesting, LoadNinja, AlertSite, Collaborator, and CucumberStudio, as well as support for Swagger, Cucumber BDD, and SoapUI open source projects.

The IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of information and communications technology suppliers in a given market. The research methodology uses a scoring methodology based on qualitative and quantitative criteria that result in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market.

IDC MarketScape provides a framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be compared.