Malfunction or failure of safety-critical systems can endanger people's lives and environment. These systems include nuclear railway control systems, power station control, patient monitors in hospitals, aviation control systems, space shuttles, and military devices. These systems are tested for early identification of hazards in the development life-cycle. Various companies provide software and tools to test the safety-critical software and are available at varying prices.
Use of safety critical solutions in diverse verticals is a major factor fueling the market. For instance, these solutions have been deployed in health care in life support systems and to facilitate medical intensive care. These solutions are also used in nuclear engineering and in recreation centers such as amusement rides and parachutes. Aviation, space, and railway industries are using software testing solutions. These systems have become outdated and require modernization. Safety critical software testing software are being deployed for the upgrade of devices to build technologically advanced, secure, and reliable systems. Advancement in critical communication systems is expected to provide humongous opportunities in safety critical software testing. Critical communication systems are using technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, 5G connectivity, and automation. These safety critical software testing solutions are expected to be deployed in these systems to make the communication process more reliable. This is anticipated to drive the safety critical software testing spending in the near future. The cost of implementation of safety critical software restrict the market. Furthermore, cybersecurity is a major concern for vendors in the implementation of safety critical software. Data security issues are estimated to hinder the market during the forecast period.
The global safety critical software testing spending can be segmented based on component, type, enterprise size, industry, application, and region. In terms of component, the market can be bifurcated into software (on-premise, cloud-based (public cloud, private cloud), and hybrid) and services (managed services and professional services (maintenance, integration, and installation)). Based on application, the safety critical software testing spending can be classified into management, monitoring, test, and communication. In terms of type, the market can be divided into manual testing and automated testing. Based on end-user, the safety critical software testing spending can be segregated into aviation, health care, transportation, oil & gas, defense, power & utilities, automotive, government, telecom & IT, chemical, security agency, and others. In terms of enterprise size, the market can be categorized into small & medium enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises.
Based on region, the global safety critical software testing spending can be classified into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The market in North America is expanding at a rapid pace due to the adoption of innovative technologies such as analytics, automation, and virtualization technologies. Additionally, rise in number of enterprises and presence of a large number of vendors providing safety critical software testing in the region drive the market in North America. The safety critical software testing spending in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a substantial pace during the forecast period due to the rise in technology expenditures in countries such as Australia, China, and India, and increase in demand for cost-effective analytical software and services among SMEs. The market in developing regions such as Middle East & Africa and Latin America is likely to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period.
Major players operating in the global safety critical software testing spending include CRITICAL Software, HP Development Company, L.P., Parasoft, QA Systems GmbH , Verum, HBM PRENSCIA Inc., Rapita Systems Ltd., ALD Ltd., Atkins Limited, Esterline Technologies Corporation , imbus AG, General Digital Corporation, tecmata GmbH, Vector Software, Inc., and LDRA.
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