In continuation with my prior articles on top skills for data scientist and top skills for a product manager, we discuss the top skills for a RPA Developer Job.
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.
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
- Blue Prism
- Automation Anywhere
- ELK Stack
Top Job Specific Skills
- Client Management (Highlights the role of consulting or niche contracting firms)
- Artificial Intelligence or AI
- Software Development
- Business Processes
- Machine Learning
- Design Documents
- Business Requirements
- Process Analysis
Top Leadership Skills
- Team Player
- Project Management
Typical Education Requirements:Bachelors or Masters in Arts or Computer Science or Information Systems.