Development and testing

Do you have complex IT needs that can only be solved with the right development and testing talent? Robert Half can help you every step of the way, offering access to a huge global network of technology professionals with the skills to help you get ahead in today’s rapidly changing digital economy.

We have recruitment specialists dedicated to sourcing the right development and testing talent. We can quickly understand your development or testing needs and partner with you to source the best contract or permanent talent in the market. Get in touch today to discuss how we can meet your hiring needs.

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The future of development and testing, and roles in demand

Despite the economic stresses resulting from COVID-19, roles in software development and testing continue to be in high demand as companies are increasingly applying technological innovation to how they talk to customers and how their workplace functions.

As companies accelerate their digital transformation activities in some key areas, we can expect to see new technologies, customer preferences, and development/testing methodologies emerge over the next 12-24 months. Top trends to watch include:

  • Cloud services: The usage of private and public cloud, cloud storage, and cloud virtualisation will continue to grow as more companies look to support remote working and move forward with their digitisation plans. As result, there will be high demand for skillsets such as web services and APIs, DevOps, and programming languages including SQL, Python, XML, Java and .NET.
  • Cyber-security: Cyber-security is a key consideration when developing enterprise solutions. Initiatives that include more secure IT architecture, new coding guidelines, and security and vulnerability testing can help mitigate these risks.
  • AI and machine learning: AI will continue to transform industries through the increased use of deep learning and machine learning apps, driving demand for talent with skills in machine learning tools, frameworks, and specific programming languages.
  • Low-code development: There is increased popularity of development tools that allow non-programmers to build customised apps, leveraging pre-built modules which can be used in a visual development environment.

Top development and testing positions in demand:

  • Software Development Manager
  • Technical Lead
  • Front End/Back End Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Solutions Architect
  • QA Testers (Automation)
  • QA Manager

The market for development and testing talent extends far beyond organisations that make and sell technology products, also including banks, finance companies, retailers and healthcare providers. Demand for these technology professionals will only grow as organisations invest more in digital offerings and operations, making it important for employers that they can access the right skills and talent to meet their changing needs.

How Robert Half has helped clients meet their development and testing needs

Your hiring needs will vary depending on your business priorities and we understand that. We can source talent on a contract basis when you need a specific skillset for a specific period of time or permanent hires to join your team on a long-term basis.

Back End Developer

A client in the technology sector approached us to help their organisation find a qualified Back End Developer to help manage the rapidly increasing workload.

Front End Developer

A large global company in education had acquired a technology platform which meant they needed to hire additional front end developers to integrate the platform.

Back End Developer

A client in the financial services sector needed a Back End Developer to help develop and operate their trading platform.

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Testimonials from some of our development and testing clients

You want to be sure you are working with the best. Don’t take our word for it. 9 out of 10 customers would recommend us to their colleagues and friends*. Also check out our Google Reviews to find out more about how we have helped clients and candidates. These reviews are available for our local offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Mount Waverley and Perth. 

*Based on Customer Loyalty Survey 

Working with the Robert Half consultants was a pleasure. I found them respectful, understanding and very knowledgeable of this tech space. The fact that they exceeded expectations by filling both roles within the required timeframe was nothing short of amazing.

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