Automation Engineers are as Good as Gold

Sep 012016
The rapid transition from manual testing to the use of test automation has created a high demand for test automation engineers in test (SDET). The increasing demand has created a shortage of skilled automation engineers. The time is now to build your next generation of automation engineers to meet your test automation needs!

The rapid transition from manual testing to the use of test automation has created a high demand for software development engineers in test (SDET). The increasing demand has created a shortage of skilled automation engineers. The time is now to build your next generation of automation engineers to meet your test automation needs.

Top 3 Considerations for Automation Expertise

  1. Engage an untapped work force: There is a large ‘ready to be enabled’ U.S. work force of college graduates with STEM related degrees, technical individuals displaced by job offshoring, and manual testers seeking career growth through test automation. Through a rigorous sourcing and technical screening process, these individuals can become candidates to learn test automation.

  2. Develop automation skills: Manual and automated testing are typically not taught in college curriculums. Experienced individuals have learned from their past employers, picking up test practices and less-than-ideal approaches. Consider a formal and customized manual and automated testing training program to help new hires provide immediate value.

  3. Foster career growth and retention: Additional on-the-job mentoring will grow the skills of entry-level test automation engineers and create the future population of automation engineers needed to increase and maintain test automation. Individuals entering a company through a company sponsored training and mentoring program tend to have higher company loyalty and retention.