DCAST Meetup: Washington DC Metro Area Job Market and Hiring Trends 2018

DCAST Meetup at STPCon Fall 2018
Imagine that you, a recent college BS/CS graduate, or a software tester/quality engineer, or test manager, someone who’s passionate about software quality, have an opportunity to move to the nation’s capital for that next job, or perhaps you’re already living in the Washington DC metro area, determined to advance your career. However, you are uncertain which job experiences and skills you will need, in particular, those that hiring companies are now demanding. Oh, and by the way, did you know that Washington DC is ranked among the top 3 cities for tech jobs – right behind San Francisco and Seattle? What does this all mean?

DC Agile Software Testing GroupCome and hear the thoughtful insights and shared experiences from our panel of local guests, representing the DC metro area, while they openly discuss the local hiring scene – “what are companies seeking in their QA/QE/SDET/*candidates?”  Come and share in this open discussion, town hall-style meetup, addressing the DC hiring trends, while networking with others…just like (or unlike) you.  Please join us at the DC Agile Software Testing Meetup, http://dcast.io, scheduled on Thursday, October 25th at 6 pm at the Software Test Professionals Conference Fall 2018 (#STPCon), Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington VA.

7 Reasons You Should Attend

  1. Listen to experienced hiring managers and what they are looking for in their candidates – both soft and tech skills.
  2. Get answers to questions that can help you focus on your next career move from the panel and/or the Meetup attendees!
  3. Which technical skills are in demand?
  4. How to successfully get those technical skills.
  5. Where to get help/support in finding your next job.
  6. Beef up your network! Leveraging your network is a great way to identify new job opportunities!
  7. Listen to (or share) those memorable interviews that made you cringe or made you feel that you got left on Gilligan’s Island.

Don’t miss the DCAST Happy Hour

Arriving a little early? Get a chance to chat with the panelists over drinks at the Potomac Restaurant and Lounge at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel – 5 pm-6 pm before the Meetup!

Not attending STPCon? Please register at the DC Agile Software Testing Meetup: http://dcast.io.


If you are planning to participate in the DCAST Meetup, you must register one of two ways. You can register through the DCAST website or by clicking the button below, or register for STPCon. If you are already registered for STPCon, there is no need to register again.

*If you are already registered for STPCon, there is no need to register again.


Community Leadership Networking Strategy
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