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

SmartBear positioned highest on the Ability to Execute axis in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the second year in a row
Somerville — December 04, 2019 —

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

SmartBear is pioneering innovation in software development, embracing AI’s transformative potential. The company’s AI-powered intuitive solution hubs, featuring HaloAI, give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, SmartBear meets customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. The company is committed to ethical corporate practices, including responsible AI that integrates accountability and transparency across its technology stack, and to social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities it serves. Learn more at, or follow on LinkedIn, X, or Facebook.