Applitools Recognized as ‘Major Player’ in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Testing 2022 Vendor Assessment

News — Published April 29, 2022

Applitools is proud to announce its positioning in the Major Players category in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Testing 2022 Vendor Assessment — Empowering Business Velocity. Applitools was also positioned in the Major Players category in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Testing and Digital Quality 2022 Vendor Assessment — Enabling Multimodal Dynamism for Digital Innovation.

Written by Melinda-Carol Ballou, Research Director, Agile ALM, Quality & Portfolio Strategies at IDC Research, this IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of 24 vendors for worldwide cloud testing and enterprise automated software quality (ASQ) SaaS solutions.

“Participating vendors needed to have sufficient cloud testing automated software quality capabilities available in key areas of concern (e.g., test infrastructure provisioning and configuration management; deep analytics for analysis of performance optimization, service virtualization, and architectural and other analysis to enable visibility into the health of applications deployed in native and hybrid cloud; readiness for software targeting the cloud; and/or delivery of their ASQ software solution in the cloud with partner integration for other capabilities) for IDC clients.”

Source: IDC

Applitools products considered as part of these vendor assessments include Applitools Eyes and Applitools Ultrafast Test Cloud (the combination of Applitools Eyes, Applitools Ultrafast Grid and Applitools Native Mobile Grid).

How Applitools Enables Automated Software Quality

As software development teams rapidly deliver new products and services to market through more frequent and shorter release cycles, they struggle to fully test the customer experience due to increasing application complexity and an explosion of device/browser combinations. When development teams are confident they can fix functional and visual bugs faster, they can push more high-quality code faster than ever before.

To enable automated software quality consistently, quickly, and at a fraction of the cost, Applitools extends to its customers the power of Applitools Visual AI—the only AI-powered computer vision that accurately mimics the human eye and brain to avoid undetected functional and visual bugs, minimizing false positive bug alerts.

Visual AI is trained on more than 1 billion images and supports analysis across custom regions, with advanced comparison modes/match levels and auto-maintenance of test results. Tests infused with Visual AI (via Applitools Eyes) are created 5.8x faster, run 3.8x more stable, and catch 45% more bugs vs. traditional functional testing. In addition, tests powered by Visual AI can take advantage of the ultrafast speed and stability of Applitools Ultrafast Test Cloud.

The Ultrafast Test Cloud can instantly validate entire application pages and detect issues on even the most complex and dynamic pages. It allows users to write and execute tests once locally with support for more than 50 test frameworks and programming languages including: Cypress, Storybook, Selenium Java, Selenium JavaScript, Selenium C#, Selenium Python, Selenium Ruby, Selenium IDE, Webdriver.IO, TestCafe, and more.

A single functional test run captures the DOM & CSS rules for every browser state, automatically rendering it in parallel across all browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Internet Explorer) and viewports using the Ultrafast Grid. Screenshots are then instantly analyzed by Applitools Eyes to find functional and visual bugs. 

Applitools integrates with all the major CI/CD platforms, including GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Travis CI, Circle CI, Semaphore, TeamCity, and Bamboo, as well as with defect- tracking/collaboration systems, including Jira, CA Rally, Microsoft Teams, and Slack. The Applitools Eyes dashboard also enables collaboration between design, product, development, testing, and DevOps teams.

Automated software testing powered by Visual AI can help developers test 18 times faster across the full test cycle including writing, running, analyzing, reporting, and maintaining tests. That’s because Visual AI-powered automated tests that leverage the Ultrafast Test Cloud can run 30-50x faster than traditional solutions, with 99.9999% accuracy.* 

“References contacted by IDC found that Applitools’ solution led to greater efficiency in testing operations. They reported cost savings of up to 95% by making the switch to Applitools in combination with adoption of containers — additional testing tools were not required. Another customer reported that it was able to increase the speed of testing to reduce approval time for moving websites to production from 29 days to 1.5 hours. This is especially significant for a company maintaining 2,400 websites — Applitools helped ensure that sites maintained the same digital experience look and feel across pages as they changed dynamically, supporting up to five browsers and four viewpoints”.

Source: IDC

Applitools Customers, Use Cases and Community 

Applitools is helping more than 400 of the world’s top digital brands release, test, and monitor flawless mobile, web, and native apps in a fully automated way. We help our customers modernize critical test automation use cases — functional and visual regression testing, web and mobile UI/UX testing, cross browser / cross device testing, localization testing, PDF testing, digital accessibility and legal/compliance testing — to transform the way their businesses deliver innovation at the speed of DevOps without jeopardizing brand integrity.

Learn about the impact Applitools is having on these organizations by reading the customer stories in our case study library:  

To support the community, Applitools also maintains and manages Test Automation University, a free online learning community with over 100,000 members, that hosts more than 50 courses on a wide range of test automation topics and best practices.

“Being recognized as a major player in the IDC MarketScape for worldwide cloud testing underscores our ability to bring speed and stability to automated software quality with Visual AI and Ultrafast Test Cloud. We’re the world’s fastest-growing software testing company because our customers are using the most advanced, yet simple way to ensure brand integrity across any digital end-user experience. Their success is our success.”

Moshe Milman, COO and co-founder, Applitools

Thank You

It takes a village. Our fantastic team has worked long and hard to achieve this recognition from IDC Research, but this is also the direct result of the feedback and collaboration we’ve had with our customers – we could not have done it without you. Because of our strong community and our valued partnerships, the industry has also recognized Applitools as the:

Thank you for trusting Applitools to deliver flawless automated testing for you, and we’re excited to head into the future of testing together.

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