Is software testing still in demand? (A very hot topic)
As a team of software testers, we are (sadly) used to justifying the software testing process as a whole. Unfortunately, far too many organisations still fail to place enough importance on testing. Join us then as we explore the question: “Is software testing still in demand?”
Software testing is crucial
In October 2022, the FDM Group published an article* highlighting reasons why a career in software testing was very worthwhile. The piece included some eye-opening statistics:
“The software testing market grew over USD 40 billion in 2020 and is estimated to further expand at over 7% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Software Testing is a critical function within businesses.”
In March 2023, Global Market Insights published a report** on the market size for software testing. Once again, the numbers were impressive:
“Software testing market size valued at USD 45 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.”
It is true that the different stats featured above demonstrate a drop in expected CAGR growth. However, they also confirm a 12.5% rise from 2020 to 2022. Therefore, it is entirely feasible that in the years ahead the market may well achieve a 7% CAGR growth, or even higher.
*Read the FDM article: 5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Software Tester.
**You can access this report on the GMI website.
Why software testing is crucial
Put simply, software testing can:
- Save time and money
- Guarantee user satisfaction
- Protect an organisation’s reputation
- Enhance software security and overall quality
- Guarantee compliance with industry standards
Software testing is crucial because without it, the quality of a product remains unverified before it is delivered to end-users. How can you be sure that everything works as intended without testing? By carrying out proper tests, the risk of financial losses or security breaches can be mitigated. User requirements are met, thus maintaining brand image.
Is software testing still in demand? The answer, to us at least, is a resounding ‘yes’. What do you think? We’d love to hear from you. Do you need help with software testing? If so, then our experts are ready!