SmartBear Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

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Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, recently chose SmartBear as a Leader in its 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Software Test Automation,[1] designed to help enterprises select Software Test Automation tool vendors.  This is the fourth consecutive year Gartner has recognized SmartBear, and its first year as a Leader.

“Test automation tools are essential elements of a DevOps toolchain and enablers for achieving the continuous quality approach required for successful DevOps. Continuous quality is a systematic approach toward process improvement to achieve the quality goals of business and development. It synchronizes quality assistance and continuous testing with DevOps processes to help mitigate risks before progressing to subsequent stages of the software development life cycle.”

Here’s SmartBear’s product portfolio, in brief:

Plan and Track

  • HipTest Agile & Behavior Driven Development (BDD) Test Management
  • Zephyr Native Jira & Enterprise Test Management
  • Capture for Jira Visual Feedback and Annotation
  • QAComplete Manual & Automated Test Management

Design and Build

Test and Validate

Load and Monitor


Report Details

Gartner examined 11 software test automation vendors in the report based on two criteria: Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.  The Gartner Magic Quadrant Report classifies each vendor into four different quadrants:  Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players.

Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

To access a complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, visit

1Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, by Joachim Herschmann, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Scheibmeir, November 27, 2018. 

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedInTwitter or Facebook.


Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, Joachim Herschmann, Thomas Murphy, Jim Scheibmeir, 27 November 2018

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