The global retail industry experienced 0.73% drop in new job postings related to robotics in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Robotics in Retail – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to an 8% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 14% share of the global retail industry’s robotics-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 20% over the prior quarter.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive robotics-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 14%, emerged as the top robotics-related job roles within the retail industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 20% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Information Systems Managers came in second with a share of 7% in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 6% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent robotics roles include Miscellaneous Engineers with a 4% share in Q3 2022, Maintenance and Repair Workers, General with a 3% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in retail industry accounted for 0.94% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Amazon.com, Ocado Group, Target and StockX. Together they accounted for a combined share of 0.94% of all robotics-related active jobs in the retail industry.

Amazon.com posted 851 jobs in Q3 2022 and registered a drop of 30% over the previous quarter, followed by Ocado Group with 414 jobs and a % growth. Target with 100 jobs and StockX with 64 jobs, recorded a 49% decline and a 16% decrease, respectively, while Menards recorded a 3800% increase with 39 job postings during Q3 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 55% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of robotics-related new job postings in the retail industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 55% followed by the UK (20%) and India (5%). The share represented by the US was 20 percentage points the 74% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

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