Career opportunities booming in RPA
The leader in the automation of robotic processes (RPA), UiPath, has published the State of RPA Developer Report 2020, which is based on a survey of 1,500 RPA professionals around the world. The report shows that RPA professionals see tremendous career opportunities due to the situation in the automation market. The report found that 70% of RPA professionals believe their organization will be hiring more developers in the next year, while 84% said working as an RPA developer will have a positive impact on their next career move.
The study attributed the rising demand for RPA skills in recent months to COVID-19. 60% of respondents said the pandemic accelerated the demand for RPA. This is in line with a recent study by Forrester Consulting that found that 50% of companies around the world are planning to increase RPA adoption due to the pandemic.
From July 21 to August 10, 2020, UiPath surveyed RPA experts in 84 countries, with most representatives from the United States, India, and Japan. While 71% of respondents were RPA developers, other respondents were RPA leads / managers, solution architects, RPA specialists, and RPA infrastructure engineers.
The survey found that 96% of RPA professionals are satisfied with their careers, while 89% think their organization values their work. Additionally, 92% believe the RPA industry has high growth potential over the next five years, while 81% felt challenged in their work. Respondents also take part in RPA certification programs for further education. 96% of certified developer respondents get their RPA certification from UiPath.
“There has never been a greater demand among companies to accelerate digital transformation efforts for business agility and continuity. RPA has proven itself as a technology that enables companies to be agile, flexible and efficient. Unsurprisingly, there is more demand than ever for RPA professionals, ”said Tom Clancy, SVP UiPath Learning.
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