Techies, students opt for automation testing tools to stay in demand

Though many jobs in the IT sector are set to lose their relevance, there are also new jobs that would be created in automation.

Published: 14th August 2017 07:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2017 07:54 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: With the automation hustle building up among the techies, several IT employees, students, and graduates of computers science courses are increasingly opting for big data and automation testing tools to meet the growing needs of Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES).

Courses such as Selenium, an automation testing tool, Hadoop, an open-source Java-based programming framework, and Salesforce, a cloud computing-based software for customer relations management are the most popular solutions that are replacing the bygone courses which have become redundant now.

For Kiran Kumar (name changed), a team leader in Cognizant Technology Solutions, takes time on every weekend to learn Hadoop at a training institute in Maitrivanam so as to have his job secure for the coming 10 years when automation takes over the industry.

“I come here on every Saturday and Sunday to learn the eight-week Hadoop course in order to keep myself updated,” he said. By learning this, I can have a 100 per cent pay hike when I job hop to some other MNC in a span of just three years, he added.

The courses, which are offered at several institutes in Hyderabad, range from `5,000 to `20,000.  
“We have come from Karimnagar to exclusively learn Salesforce CRM so as to have better job prospects when we apply for our first job,” said Surya, a B.Tech graduate.

At International School of Engineering, the management claims to have a 50 per cent IT professionals taking up the big data courses. “Fifty per cent of our student’s intake are tech professionals who have come to update their resumes with latest technologies for future job prospects. As data gets increasingly created, job prospects will also increase in this field,” he said.

‘Automation will create new jobs’

Though many jobs in the IT sector are set to lose their relevance, there are also new jobs that would be created in automation. “Jobs lost in one sector will definitely be built in another. It is just that few tools have seen a downslide, while Selenium has more takers because of its pertinence in the industry,” said M Sreedhar Reddy, automation engineer and director of QA Planet.

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