QA & Software Tester Market in Malta September 2022

Over the past 6-12 months, the demand for manual testers is constantly on the rise. This trend was most evident within the financial and telecommunication sectors. ISTQB certification and/or postman API testing experience remains to be a strong, decisive and desirable factor among most junior QA roles.

An increased relocation trend for automated testers has certainly been noticeable as the demand for such talent within the iGaming industry has significantly increased. The most sought-after skills for automated testing are currently Selenium, Java/C#, Jenkins and SQL. Most of your companies are taking the initiative to provide training options for strong Manual QA Testers to become fully equipped Automation Testers.

Salaries within the QA space for both manual and automated testers have remained relatively stable over the past 6 months, although there has been a noticeable rise in junior and senior roles within the iGaming industry in Malta.

Manual testing and automation candidates are motivated by career progression and technical growth potential with well-established companies that are willing to offer remote or flexible working options. As many Test Engineers have become more technical – Automation Engineers or SDETs crave upskilling opportunities and exposure to innovative project teams to maximise their chances of further progression to a principle or management level.

For more information on the current IT job market and the latest salary bands in Malta, please download our IT Salary Survey here.