|Demand for human resources in the IT industry in HCM City is expected to increase by 15-20 per cent this year. — Photo kenhtuyensinh
HCM CITY (VNS) — Demand for human resources in the IT industry in HCM City is expected to increase by 15-20 per cent this year, delegates said at a seminar on "Software Testing in The Agile World" held recently in HCM City.
HCM City has the highest number of IT firms in the country, according to Vu Anh Tuan, general secretary of the HCM City Computer Association.
Tuan said the city needed at least 3,000 employees for the software outsourcing sector, and 1,500-2,000 for other sectors involved in the IT industry.
Many software companies were unable to recruit enough staff to serve their business expansion plan, he said.
Along with the development of the software outsourcing sector, software testing was gearing up to be one with high growth potential, with demand for software testing services from foreign partners increasing in Viet Nam, said Nguyen Viet Hung, chairman of the HCM City Software Testing Club and managing director of KMS Technology Viet Nam.
This resulted in a high demand for software testers, Hung said.
Tuan said software testing was essential to support Viet Nam's software industry so that it could compete with other countries in the region.
Organised by the HCA and the club, the seminar drew the participation of more than 200 local and international practitioners from the software industry and university lecturers, who also exchanged information related to managing software testing, test automation, test metrics, measurement and performance testing, and software testing in agile projects, among others. — VNS