Software developers lead the recruitment charts

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Punekar News's photo.Pune, September 15: Software developers are leading the recruitment charts when it comes to IT and IT enabled services, closely followed by Software Testing and then IT – Infrastructure Management Services. These were the findings of various job fairs organized by SEED Infotech over the past one year. Current trends in the IT job market were revealed by Narendra Barhate, MD & CEO – SEED Infotech during a Press Conference held in the city today. Bharti Barhate, Executive Director, SEED Infotech, Mr. Ajay Shembekar, National Product Head – Software Testing, SEED Infotech and Ms. Priya Anand, Placement Head, SEED Infotech were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Narendra Barhate said, “The IT job market for freshers is doing fairly well. In the past one year we organized over 11 mega job fests, which generated more than 8000 requirements. On an average about 15 companies participated in each job fest. The current international market of Software Testing is about $4 billion, out of which 40% of the work is outsourced to India. This indicates the fact that the demand for IT professionals is still good in the industry. However, the industry is still struggling to find out job ready candidates who are fairly equipped with the required skill sets.”

“Through these job fairs, which were organized in cities like Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi over 10 % students of SEED Infotech got placed in Job Fests itself. More than 2800 students were placed overall within the first year of their training itself. Software developers topped the chart with over 47%, followed by Software Testing professionals 38% and IT-IMS (Infrastructure Management System) 15%. Organizations from the hardcore Information Technology sector, Telecom and BFSI (Baking, Financial Services and Insurance) were found upbeat about the recruitment during this period. The salary packages offered to these candidates was in the range of 1.8 Lac to 2.2 Lac per annum”, few notching up salary as high as Rs. 4.25 LPA, he added.

Some of the problems identified by the recruiters in the candidates were that they found to be lacking in quantitative aptitude and communications skills apart from the necessary technical skills. Clearing the first round of quantitative aptitude test was found to be a major concern.

Commenting on the skills gap Bharti Barhate said, “Being India’s leading IT training and staffing organization we are doing our own bit in this regard and I am happy to inform you that our joint training program with HP Software University is now showing the results. HP Software University has recently included a case study based on SEED Infotech in their curriculum, which is about successful attempt of bridging the skills gap in software testing in the Indian market.”

“In the near future good amount of job opportunities shall be available for Software Developers, Big Data, PHP and Operating Systems like Linux and Unix. As a Training Partner with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation), we are playing our part in total alignment with their mission”, she added.

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