What is Application Testing?

IBM IGNITE Quality and Test optimizes the number of tests required, translates and compares scripts to similar tests, then applies AI to test faster and more efficiently. You can improve application quality, get to market faster and save money with the right application testing solution.

Why testing is not enough

Testing only finds what’s wrong. And more staff performing more tests doesn't always improve speed or quality. Adding insights from strategy, development and quality engineering — along with AI — can help you produce better apps.

  • Adopt a relentless enterprise-wide focus on quality applications
  • Maximize and refine agile methodologies and DevOps activities
  • Amplify error prevention efforts using artificial intelligence 

Evaluate your cost savings and benefits

IBM IGNITE Quality and Test provides software and services that help its customers meet the changing business requirements of today’s modern application delivery practices and emerging platforms. It also helps organizations move from defect detection to prevention: optimizing the number and types of tests organizations run, automating the testing process, and using AI to analyze past defects and prevent them in the future.

How we ensure quality

You need to get increasingly complicated applications to market faster, with fewer defects and at lower cost. IBM IGNITE Quality and Test delivers — at up to 40% lower cost² —  a simple framework, delivered directly to you through an intuitive interface.


Optimized application testing design helps identify the exact right number and type of tests, reducing the number of tests by up to 88% while still maintaining 100% coverage².


Automating your application testing process can reduce up to 99% of defects and help reduce time-to-market by up to 30%².


Using AI to analyze your application can identify patterns of defects and prevent them in the future.

Client success stories

Last year, 3.7 billion people were affected by software bugs.  IBM experts in testing across the industry spectrum have helped companies build better software and keep customers happy.

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USD 1 million in savings over three years for a global food retailer

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22% increase in customer satisfaction over five years for a national telecommunications provider

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CAD 1.5 million savings target achieved for top North American bank

When neurodiversity works

Learn about the IBM pilot program to hire and train individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to work in application testing.

IBM cited as a leader by independent research firm

IBM has been named a leader in the report The Forrester Wave™: Global Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q1 2019. The Forrester Wave notes: “IBM has clearly strengthened its focus on Agile-plus-DevOps to support clients with continuous testing.” On top of IBM's long focus on test optimization, the report cites IBM’s “scale, strong IGNITE innovation road map, high revenue per tester and flexible client approaches.”

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¹Gartner: Application Modernization Should Be Business-Centric, Continuous and Multiplatform

²Based on IBM-internal analysis of client data. Individual client results will vary.