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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Software Testing Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Software Testing Services?

What is the average price of Software Testing Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Software Testing Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Software Testing Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Software Testing Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Software Testing Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Software Testing Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase Software Testing Services?

Market share concentration among suppliers of software testing services is low. The top four vendors make up less than 30.0% of total market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 2,000 vendors in the market, most of which are small companies that employ fewer than 100 people. Most large vendors... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


Which of your past campaigns have been most successful, and what factors do you believe led to their success?

What is the average retention rate among your clients?

Who are your top five clients and how long have they been your clients?

Have you had any previous experience with clients specific to the market in which I operate?

Do you have clients that are willing to provide references on your behalf? If so, how can I get in contact with them?

What is your process for obtaining feedback from clients?


What are your primary metrics for internal quality measurement regarding timeliness? Is this data available to clients?

How accurate are your time estimates for projects?

How have your systems and processes changed to improve delivery times?

What checks and balances are in place to assure that the work is done on time without sacrificing quality?

What is your average turnaround time for testing projects of this size?

What incentives do you give your employees for meeting deadlines?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Software Testing Services RFP include?

Project Budget

If one exists, buyers should specify their budget for the desired screening services.

Buyers should define payment schedules.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price section of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the viability of their submitted work plan and relevant experience.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their record of accomplishing projects on time.

Buyers should also evaluate suppliers based on cost.

For detailed selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline when proposals must be submitted.

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.

Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancellation policy.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Software Testing Services supply chain?

The supply chain for software testing services exhibits a low level of risk. Software testing service providers primarily rely on labor. Due to the dependence on labor rather than input materials to provide the service, ongoing tariffs do not significantly impact the software testing service supply chain. Moreover, due to... Subscribe to learn more.