Career opportunities booming in RPA


Friday, 04 September, 2020


Career opportunities booming in RPA

Leading robotic process automation (RPA) company UiPath has released the State of RPA Developer Report 2020, based on a survey of 1500 RPA professionals around the world. The report reveals that RPA professionals see tremendous career opportunities due to the state of the automation market. The report found that 70% of RPA professionals believe their organisation will hire more developers in the next year, while 84% said their job as an RPA developer will have a positive impact on their next career move.

The study attributed the increasing demand for RPA skills in recent months to COVID-19, with 60% of respondents saying the pandemic has accelerated demand for RPA. This aligns with a recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting, which found that 50% of businesses around the world plan to increase RPA adoption due to the pandemic.

From 21 July to 10 August 2020, UiPath surveyed RPA professionals across 84 countries, with the most representation from the US, India and Japan. While 71% of the respondents had the job title of RPA developer, other surveyed respondents were RPA leads/managers, solution architects, RPA specialists and RPA infrastructure engineers.

The survey found that 96% of RPA professionals are satisfied in their careers, while 89% felt their organisation valued their work. Additionally, 92% believe the RPA industry has a high potential for growth over the next five years, while 81% felt challenged in their work. Respondents are also partaking in RPA certification programs to upskill, with 96% of certified developer respondents receiving their RPA certification from UiPath.

“There’s never been greater demand amongst businesses to accelerate digital transformation efforts for business agility and continuity. RPA has proven itself as a technology that enables businesses to be agile, flexible and efficient. It’s not surprising to see RPA professionals in greater demand than ever before,” said Tom Clancy, SVP UiPath Learning.

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Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA) is a not-for-profit organisation focused on continual professional development for its 18,700 members. To learn more about becoming an ITPA member, and the range of training opportunities, mentoring programs, events and online forums available, go to www.itpa.org.au.

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