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DevOps & QA Engineering: Trends, Skills Gap and how to future-proof your career

The DevOps and QA Engineering fields have been evolving at a rapid pace with significant growth and change over the past few years and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the trends in these fields and the emerging skills gap. We will also suggest some ways in which candidates can upskill, stand out and future-proof themselves for success in this area.

Trends in DevOps and QA
Emerging Trends

The world of DevOps, Cloud, and QA engineering is rapidly evolving, with new technologies and tools emerging almost daily. As a result, the market for these IT jobs has become highly competitive in Ireland and other regions, with difficulties in finding qualified candidates. This has led to an increase in demand for these jobs, and the need for organisations to hire professionals who can help them stay ahead of the curve.

DevOps

One of the most significant trends in DevOps is the increasing adoption of cloud technologies, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This trend is expected to continue as more and more organisations move their applications and infrastructure to the cloud. Another trend in DevOps is the use of automation tools for testing, deployment, and monitoring. Automation tools like Jenkins, Ansible, and Puppet are becoming increasingly popular and are expected to continue to be widely used.

Trends in DevOps & QA
QA Engineering

In the field of QA Engineering, one of the biggest trends is the adoption of Agile and DevOps methodologies. These methodologies emphasise collaboration, continuous integration, and testing, and are being widely adopted by organisations. Another trend in QA Engineering is the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for testing. AI and ML can help automate repetitive tasks, increase efficiency, and thus reduce errors in testing.

Skills Gaps

One of the biggest challenges in the market is the skills gap. Many companies are struggling to find qualified candidates with the necessary skills and expertise. Candidates need to find ways to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate their skills and experience. DevOps and QA engineers need to demonstrate a broad range of skills, including coding, testing, and automation. They also need to have good communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with different teams.

Candidates can achieve stand out by showcasing any relevant projects or open-source contributions that they have made. This can demonstrate their practical experience and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Additionally, candidates should ensure that their CVs are tailored to the specific job they are applying for, highlighting their relevant skills and experiences.

Trends in DevOps & QA
Upskill and Future Proof

To upskill and future-proof their careers, candidates can take courses and certifications in cloud technologies, Agile and DevOps methodologies, and automation tools. Candidates should highlight any relevant certifications or training that they have received. These can show that a candidate is committed to staying up to date with the latest technologies and practices. They can also participate in online communities, attend conferences and meetups, and read blogs and articles to stay updated on the latest trends and technologies. By following these strategies, candidates can increase their chances of landing their dream job in these exciting and in-demand fields.

Trends in DevOps & QA

For further careers advice and to find out about exciting job opportunities in this area:

Contact Brian(Ireland) or Alfonso(Spain)

[email protected]

[email protected]

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Colette MacNamara

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