RPA or Robotic Process Automation is about automating the most repetitive human tasks that have a semblance of rule with a computer. A recent McKinsey report estimates RPA to have an economic impact of $6.7 Trillion by 2025 and Market Research Future predicts a CAGR of 29% between 2017-2023. It will continue to automate most of the tasks and escalate outliers that need human intervention. RPA will drive efficiency, productivity, and accuracy. You can read more about it from my post on What is RPA or listen to my podcast on What is RPA.
Analysis of key skills required of a RPA developers clearly points to four big players - UIPath, Pega, Blue Prism, and Automation Anywhere. If job postings are any inclination of demand, UIPath seems to be leading the way.
Additionally, a lot of the job openings seem to come from boutiques or recruiting companies that hire via contract-to-hire principle.
Top Tech Skills
Top Job Specific Skills
Client Management (Highlights the role of consulting or niche contracting firms)
Artificial Intelligence or AI
Top Leadership Skills
Typical Education Requirements:
Bachelors or Masters in Arts or Computer Science or Information Systems.
You can check the live version of our ever improving data model and skills from SkillGuide - a free tool that is a result of an experiment I started a few weeks ago.
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