Study Finds That RPA Professionals Are Seeing Massive Career Opportunities
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Today at UiPath DevCon, leading robotic process automation (RPA) company UiPath released the 2020 RPA Developer Report. The report is based on a survey of 1,500 RPA occupations worldwide and shows that RPA professionals see tremendous career opportunities given the situation in the glowing automation market. Seventy percent of RPA professionals say their organization will be hiring more developers in the next year, and 84 percent agree that working as an RPA developer will have a positive impact on their next career move.
The study found that the increased demand for RPA skills in recent months is mainly due to COVID-19. 60% of respondents said the pandemic accelerated the demand for RPA around the world. This is in line with a recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of UiPath 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, UiPath surveyed RPA experts in 84 countries, with the majority from the United States, India, and Japan. While the majority (71%) of the job title of the professionals surveyed were RPA developers, other respondents surveyed were RPA leaders / managers, solution architects, RPA specialists, and RPA infrastructure engineers. The survey found that:
96 percent of RPA experts are satisfied with their careers.
Eighty percent of respondents think their organization values the work they do.
Ninety-two percent believe the RPA industry has high growth potential in the next five years, and 84 percent believe that working as an RPA developer will have a positive impact on their next career move.
81 percent of those questioned feel challenged in their work. Respondents use RPA certification programs to educate themselves. 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. “Through training programs and community conferences like DevCon, we want to equip people from around the world with the RPA skills they need to meet these needs and thrive in the workplace of the future.”
UiPath DevCon is designed for the world’s largest RPA developer community. The free two-day conference begins today and features 13 hours of briefing to help RPA developers get the most out of their automation programs. More than 16,000 RPA developers and solution architects will gather to expand their knowledge in technical sessions led by UiPath product managers, developers, practitioners, and experts from the UiPath customer and partner community.
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UiPath’s vision is to deliver a robot for every person, where companies enable every employee to harness, create, and leverage the transformative power of automation to unleash the limitless potential of humans. Only UiPath offers an end-to-end hyper-automation platform that combines the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that will enable any organization to scale digital business operations at unprecedented speed. The company has automated millions of repetitive tasks for over 65% of the Fortune 500 and 8 of the Fortune 10.
UiPath was named a CNBC Disruptor 50 company for 2020 and recognized as the fastest growing technology company in America in 2020 according to FT Americas’ Fastest Growing Company in 2020 and named the top company in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for 2019, a ranking of the fastest growing public and private enterprise technology companies in North America.