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SmartBear Named a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

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SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, was named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation. [1] Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, recognized SmartBear for the second consecutive year as both a Leader, and positioned highest on the Magic Quadrant’s ability to execute axis.

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“We’re very proud to continue to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant,” said Christian Wright, Chief Product Officer at SmartBear. “More than 22,000 customers rely on the products that make up our comprehensive test automation portfolio. Our entire organization understands that completeness of vision and the ability to execute are of paramount importance in order to consistently meet the needs of our rapidly growing, global customer base.”

Over the last year, SmartBear has expanded its product portfolio through strategic acquisitions and has delivered innovative enhancements to long-trusted solutions used by more than 6.5 million individuals. These innovations include:

  • SmartBear expanded into CI/CD pipeline integration for native mobile test automation with the acquisition of Bitbar
  • SmartBear deepened its commitment to the growth of open source software with its acquisition of Cucumber, the leading tool for behavior-driven development
  • SmartBear released ReadyAPI 3.0, delivering unmatched API testing and delivery productivity via a simpler, more intuitive user experience, and introducing full functional testing support for GraphQL
  • SmartBear delivered powerful, differentiating capabilities elsewhere in its portfolio, including: simplifying collaboration through a new LoadNinja API, delivering BDD capabilities to Jira customers with Cucumber for Jira, shortening test execution times by 2/3 or more with headless testing in CrossBrowserTesting, and improving collaboration productivity with a new visual editor for SwaggerHub

1Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, by Joachim Herschmann, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Scheibmeir, November 25, 2019.

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About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.