IT Jobs: Software Developers, QA Pros in Demand

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-23-2012

IT Jobs: Software Developers, QA Pros in Demand

According to Dice, job postings for software development or developers bested all others with a total of 14,616 openings in October.

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Quality assurance positions took the second spot in Dice’s listing with 9,355 total job postings, according to the careers site.

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Not surprisingly, Python, SOAP, and Virtualization were popular during the month, with 3,775, 3,216, and 2,691 postings, respectively.

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Windows 7 took the bottom spot for skill requests in October, reaching only 1,161 total postings.

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The open-source real won big in the job postings, with JBoss hitting nearly 2,000 listings, representing a 10 percent jump over the same period last year.

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Total listings related to Android development were up 33 percent to 2,204, according to Dice.

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New York was the top spot to find a job, with a total of 8,803 IT-related postings coming from that city, according to Dice.

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Not surprisingly, Silicon Valley and Boston took the next two spots with 5,654 and 3,421 postings, respectively.

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Seattle saw the biggest jump in job postings with an 11 percent increase to land at 2,815.

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All told, there were 84,508 available IT positions posted on Dice as of October. Out of those, nearly 52,000 were full-time positions.

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