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Planit Qualifies for the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services

 24 Nov 2017 
INSIGHTS / Press Releases

Planit Qualifies for the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services

 24 Nov 2017 

Sydney, 24 November 2017 – Planit Testing, a leading global provider of quality assurance solutions, today announced its inclusion in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, positioned in the "Niche Players" quadrant1.

Commenting on the news, Planit’s COO, Mike Weale, stated, "we are extremely proud and excited that Planit has been acknowledged by Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company."

"This recognition is something we share equally with our amazingly talented and committed staff, and the fantastic clients that we are privileged to have the opportunity to work with on a daily basis. To be the first Australasian based business to appear in the MQ recognises the commitment to quality in our region."

"In recent months, Planit has been named by the AFR as Australia’s 2nd fastest growing private company2 and included among Gartner’s leading mobile testing providers worldwide3. The Magic Quadrant is further recognition of Planit’s market leading position in the consulting landscape," Weale said.

The 2017 Magic Quadrant1 report identifies four industry trends that Gartner believes will have a meaningful impact over the next few years:

  • "By 2020, 60% of testing resources will need to have a combination of testing skills, application development skills, and business process skills or industry skills."
  • "By 2020, Intelligent automation, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies, will be among the top three selection criteria in 30% of application testing engagements."
  • "By 2020, Crowd testing will be an element in 60% of mobile application testing service engagements."
  • "By 2020, Business key performance indicators (KPIs) will be the contractual terms for 70% of testing in support of digital business operations."

"The global marketplace is demonstrating a general awareness of the trends that Gartner has identified and is quickly adapting and adopting these skills, practices and technologies in an effort to gain a competitive advantage, or in some instances to simply remain competitive", said Weale. "We work with both Gartner’s research and advisory groups to ensure that what we are developing in our offerings meets those requirements."

Planit CEO, Chris Carter, said "to succeed in today's highly competitive technology industry, service providers need to continuously improve and innovate, whilst delivering an excellent level of capability and service every time."

"As a company grounded in testing, quality is inherently important to us and what we focus on every single day, " he said. "We apply this philosophy to everything that we do and are pleased to see the tangible benefits in our client work; it's the clients who ultimately benefit."

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Susanne Matson, Gilber van der Heiden, 21 November 2017

2 Australian Financial Review, Top 500 Private Companies 2017, 6 September 2017

3 Gartner, Market Guide for Mobile Application Testing Services, Susanne Matson, 28 June 2017

About Planit Testing

At Planit, we specialise in digital quality. We enable clients to accelerate the delivery of quality applications with our comprehensive offering of testing services and digital solutions.

Established in 1997, Planit are world leaders in testing having built a strong client-base through thought leadership, unique cloud-based offerings, responsiveness, excellent customer service, guarantee of testing efficiencies and proven track-record of delivering quality outcomes. Planit are also world leaders in the delivery of ISTQB, BCS and iSQI Certified Agile training, having trained over 30,000 QA professionals.

Planit’s clients include ASB, Barclays, BHP Billiton, BT, Cricket Australia, Foxtel, Lend Lease, McDonald’s, NAB, NBN, News Corp, Origin Energy, Sportsbet, Sydney Airport and Vodafone to name a few.

With offices across Australia, New Zealand, India and the United Kingdom, Planit’s 1,300+ strong team includes highly skilled testing and digital specialists across Functional Testing, Automation, Performance, Monitoring, Virtualization, DevOps, Agile, Accessibility, Security and more.

Additional information about Planit is available via the Planit Testing website.

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