New research predicts continued growth in the API testing market through 2022. The research credits the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and machine learning as major drivers for growth in API testing. The research breaks the API testing market into components (testing tools and testing services), deployment type (cloud and premises), vertical, and region.
While North America will maintain the largest share of the API testing market, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest rate through 2022. API testing services is expected to be the fastest growing component, and on-premise use is expected to hold the largest share from a deployment aspect.
The research specifically names giants in the tech space including CA Technologies, IBM, Infosys, Oracle, and many more. Key drivers behind API testing growth include the adoption of Agile and Devops practices in software development and the adoption of open API strategies across many industries. The continued expansion of artificial intelligence and government directives encouraging open APIs should only increase demand for API testing.
While API testing is expected to continue its growth, certain hurdles could challenge the growth. Specifically, new regulations around data privacy and policies could hamper innovation in API deployment and testing. Further, concern regarding data security and continued lack of knowledge about APIs at the C-suite level could keep the market from realizing its full potential.