Is the demand for QA jobs growing?

Demand for software QA experts is at an all-time high and appears to be growing.  SQDM shares TechTarget’s article on QA trends in software development.

Are Software QA jobs in demand? It’s hard to say, but in recent years the advent of mobile applications has overwhelmed existing QA departments and defined budgets for software development. QA may have been overlooked simply because there is so much to cover. End customers end up dealing with bugs and many end up with significant dissatisfaction. Many other companies end up frustrated after attempting to automate their test cases by employing products with user interfaces, due to the weak nature of such interfaces and given the need for constant changes.

Over the past two years, there has been a shift in the jobs being offered in Software Quality Assurance. Many application development vendors are hiring manual testers to fill in for automated testing. Manual testers are in demand and so are the skills to automate software development. Perhaps it is the “agile” moment where collaborative work styles are merging QA work with software development? Many teams realize that development automation is most efficient when executed by a group of people who know how to write software code. It may be as simple as companies wanting to do more with less, and this is one of the ways to achieve that goal.

A trend has been noted where customer groups are hiring manual testers instead of QA providers. Surely this reflects quality and confidence or it may be the reality that customers fail to get enough end users to thoroughly test developments before a product is accepted. It’s a good idea, especially in industries with complex software testing regulations or integrated messaging systems. The QA profession is in the midst of a revival and this is a very good thing.

Read the full article here.

SQDM has extensive experience within its QA line and includes among its software testing projects important companies such as Cafam, Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá-ETB and Corficolombiana.

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