TestPlant recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

  • Posted by JB Brockman
  • On December 14, 2015

TestPlant named a Visionary for second year; also listed in Gartner’s Market Guides for Performance Testing and Test Management Tools

London, UK – 14 December, 2015 – TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced that Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has recognized TestPlant as a Visionary in its December 10, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation. The report is available to view here (report no longer available).

This is the second time TestPlant has been named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, which is widely recognized as the industry’s authoritative source for assessing vendor competitiveness based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. The company is also positioned the furthest for completeness of vision in the Visionaries quadrant.

“We believe our improved position in execution is due to our continued rapid growth and stream of product innovation in Gartner’s industry defining matrix. Our radically different approach to testing with easy-to-use tools that work on mobile, desktop and IoT devices across agile, DevOps and traditional development environments has been very well received,” said TestPlant CEO George Mackintosh. “The digital agenda is placing demands on enterprises that are only reliably achievable with high levels of automation in testing. We have an exciting time ahead!”

In addition, Gartner has recognized TestPlant as a representative vendor in its 21 September, 2015 Market Guide for Performance Testing and its 1 October, 2015 Market Guide for Test Management Tools.

Market Guide for Performance Testing

The company’s eggPlant Performance tool is one of the product offerings evaluated in the Performance Testing guide. eggPlant Performance provides sophisticated performance and load testing tools that can test the widest range of technology and can scale up to simulate any load, but are still easy-to-use.

“The Market Guide for Performance Testing presents some very interesting points, including the fact that the performance testing market is now growing at twice the rate of functional testing,” said Antony Edwards, TestPlant CTO. “We believe that many of the points made in the Market Guide support the key strengths of eggPlant Performance, especially the recognition of the need for seamless integration between performance testing and functional testing solutions.”

Market Guide for Test Management Tools

eggPlant Manager is one of the product offerings evaluated in the Test Management Tools guide. eggPlant Manager is a web-based test management tool that allows definition of test runs, scheduling of test executions, easy management of systems and devices-under-test, management and co-ordination of multiple instances of eggPlant Functional, and analysis of aggregated results.

“We concur with Gartner’s view that ‘the demands of digital business are putting pressure on organizations to shift to agile methods and DevOps to deliver high-quality software in an increasingly faster pace’ and that ‘this will continue to drive the need for higher levels of automation and tooling support, leading to the disruption of the testing tool market’,” said Edwards. “And we believe that eggPlant Manager, in conjunction with our full suite of software testing tools, provides companies with the higher levels of automation and tooling support that they require for this new reality.”

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