Addressing the industrywide shortfall of Test Automation Engineers
Building robust test automation has always been difficult but in recent years, it has been compounded by a scarcity of skills. To understand this further, we interviewed 160 Senior IT decision makers.
The research found that organisations are finding it difficult to recruit technical testers and that more worryingly still, only 32% of organisations have testers that could code. This suggests that the pool of appropriately skilled people to recruit from is small.
We have implemented our SDET Academy to bridge the shortfall in the marketplace for SDETs.
Do you feel like you’re losing the automated regression testing battle? Are you also finding it hard to recruit technical testers? You are not alone.
We’ve noticed that many organisations are struggling to hire SDETs and having completed their interview questions, they’re finding there are a very small amount of candidates suitable for the role. We polled the industry and found that only 32% of organisations had testers that could code. With 75% of the companies we spoke to working in an iterative methodology, the need for strong Automation Testers is growing and there is not enough of them out there to meet the demand.
With a shortage of Software Development Engineers in Test and an overheated job market, Technical Testers are as rare as unicorns – and even if you can find them, chances are you’ll have to fight for them with your wallet. At nFocus, we’re addressing this shortage with our SDET Academy to bring in the next generation of SDETs.
We are selecting the best and brightest graduates and developing them into SDETs through our specifically designed technical testing bootcamp.
Once graduated, they’re ready for immediate placement in your team to help accelerate your automated testing efforts. Providing great value, bucket loads of enthusiasm and the skills you need from day one.
If you have a question about our services, please request a call back here to find out how we can support your specific needs.
Download our ‘State of Test Automation’ infographic here.