Despite the fall in oil prices and the impact this has had on the regional economy, IT spending in the Middle East has been growing. One part of this increase can be explained by a number of large transformational IT projects which are a part of the attempts being made by the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries to diversify their economies and reduce their dependence on oil. Another part can be explained by the digital transformation initiatives that have been started by private organizations across the region as they try to catch up with their counterparts in the west. Today, the biggest trends in the region relate to the adoption of agile and DevOps, a growing interest in automation and the impact of Digital Transformation which is being felt in every sector.

More application quality and testing trends in the World Quality Report 2017-18 Middle East pullout.