There has been a continuous demand for QA and Software Testing professionals in Malta. The most significant need is still focused on automation testers and automation engineers, in comparison to the demand for manual testing. However, both specialisms are always required.
Candidates with experience in Selenium, Appium and Cypress still dominate the market together with coding experience in C# or Java. As the demand for QA and Software Testing engineers grows, most candidates are looking for stability as well as growth opportunities within the organisation. This includes companies offering progression from manual to automation testing.
Sequentially, this has resulted in a gradual rise in salaries over the last year. Financially stable firms (FinTech, iGaming, Online Payments and Software Houses) who are still recruiting during this challenging period are searching for experienced individuals who are able to contribute from the beginning by demonstrating previous experience in various automation tools in order to create frameworks from scratch.
Promising candidates with previous knowledge and experience in SDLC and the complete product lifecycle, have developed into main requirements. With the recent demand for experienced automation testers in Malta, we see an increased need for candidates to relocate. Therefore, most companies offer eye-catching relocation packages.
As some organisations have started to grow their QA departments in-house, career progression opportunities are abundant, accompanied by annual training budgets to help reach these career development goals.