2020, 2/6 - Update to Web, Mobile, & Software Development, IT & Networking, and Sales & Marketing Skills

From time to time, we evaluate and update the skills listed on Upwork to reflect the current trends and talents that freelancers offer. These updates improve our site’s search and matching capabilities, so it’s important that they’re kept up-to-date.


Often, these updates involve simple renaming, merging, and corrections to streamline the user experience. You may not even notice them, but they improve our metadata and result in clearer information, improved organization, and more accurate listings in our marketplace.

For example:

  • If you are a client, skills help categorize your job post and match your project with the talent you need
  • If you are a freelancer, skills help you market your talents and create specialized profiles that accurately reflect your expertise

Our latest updates focus on select specialties within the Web, Mobile, & Software Development category. Other specialties from Sales & Marketing and IT & Networking were also updated.

We have automatically updated related categories, existing profiles and job posts with any applicable changes.

Pro tip: Top freelancers tell us they frequently check the skills listed on their profile to make sure they are accurate and current.

AR/VR Development
  • Created AR/VR Tools
  • Merged AR/VR Development Skills into AR/VR Tools
  • Removed Popular Apple Development APIs
  • Updated AR/VR Development Deliverables
  • Updated Databases
  • Updated Mobile PlatformsUpdated Mobile App Development Skills
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Automation QA
  • Renamed Automated Testing Frameworks to Automated Testing Frameworks & Tools
  • Merged Automated Testing Software into Automated Testing Frameworks & Tools
  • Added Automated Tests
  • Merged Automation QA Deliverables into Quality Assurance Deliverables
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Added Databases
  • Added Programming Languages
  • Added Quality Assurance Deliverables
  • Added Quality Assurance Tools
  • Added Testing Types
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Back-End Development
  • Updated Back-End Development Skills
CMS Customization
  • Merged CMS Platforms and Website Builders to result in Website Builders & CMS Platforms
  • Removed CMS Customization Skills
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Added Plugin Types
  • Added Programming Languages
  • WordPress Plugins & Tools will now be displayed if WordPress is selected from Website Builders & CMS Platforms
  • Added Databases
  • Updated CMS Customization Deliverables
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
CMS Development 
  • Removed CMS Development Skills
  • Added Website Builders & CMS Platforms
  • Merged CMS Platforms into Website Builders & CMS Platforms
  • Added WordPress Plugins & Tools
  • Added Databases
  • Added Programming Languages
  • Added Plugin Types
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Updated CMS Development Deliverables
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Database Administration
  • Renamed Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) to Extract, Transform and Load
Database Development
  • Added Database Development Deliverables
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience

Desktop Software Development

  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Added Desktop Operating Systems
  • Added Desktop Programming Languages
  • Added Desktop Software Development Tools
  • Updated Desktop Software Development Skills
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Ecommerce Development
  • Updated eCommerce Development Deliverables
  • Updated eCommerce Platforms
Emerging Tech
  • Added Emerging Tech Services
  • Added Blockchain Deliverables
  • Added Blockchain Skills
  • Added Robotic Process Automation Skills
  • Added Artificial Intelligence Skills
  • Added Chatbot Development Skills
  • Updated Cryptocurrencies
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Firmware Development
  • Added Microcontrollers & Hardware
  • Merged Firmware Development Skills into Microcontrollers & Hardware
  • Added Firmware Programming Languages
  • Added Firmware Features
  • Updated Firmware Development Deliverables
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Front-End Development
  • Updated Front-End Development Deliverables
  • Updated Front-End Development Skills
Full Stack Development
  • Updated Full Stack Development Deliverables
  • Updated Full Stack Development Skills
Functional QA
  • Added Automated Testing Frameworks & Tools such that Automated Testing Frameworks & Tools will be displayed if Automated Testing is selected from Testing Types
  • Added Automated Tests such that Automated Tests will be displayed if Automated Testing is selected from Testing Types
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Added Databases
  • Merged Functional QA Deliverables into Quality Assurance Deliverables
  • Merged Functional QA Skills into Automated Testing Frameworks & Tools
  • Added Manual Testing Frameworks & Tools such that Manual Testing Frameworks & Tools will be displayed if Manual Testing is selected from Testing Types
  • Added Manual Tests such that Manual Tests will be displayed if Manual Testing is selected from Testing Types
  • Added Programming Languages such that Programming Languages will be displayed if Automated Testing is selected from Testing Types
  • Added Quality Assurance Deliverables
  • Added Quality Assurance Tools
  • Added Testing Types
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Game Development
  • Added Game Development Programming Languages
  • Added Devices
  • Removed Game Development Skills
  • Added App Features
  • Added Age Groups
  • Added Game Genres
  • Added Game Engines
  • Added Platforms
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Updated Game Development Deliverables
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Market Research
  • Renamed Field Tests to Field Studies
Mobile App Development
  • Updated Mobile Platforms
  • Updated Mobile App Development Skills
Mobile Design
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Added Mobile Design Deliverables
  • Added Mobile Design Skills
  • Merged Mobile Design Types into Mobile Design Skills
  • Removed UX/UI Design Deliverables
  • Removed UX/UI Design Skills
  • Updated Mobile Platforms
  • Updated UX/UI Design Software
  • Updated related skills and designated specific tools to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Mobile Game Development
  • Added Mobile Game Development Deliverables
  • Renamed Kids Age Groups to Age Groups
  • Updated Mobile App Development Skills
  • Updated Mobile Game Engines
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Product Management
  • Added Product Management Tools
  • Added Approaches & Methodologies
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Updated Product Management Deliverables
  • Updated Product Management Skills
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Prototyping
  • Updated UX/UI Design Skills
  • Updated UX/UI Design Software
Scripting & Automation
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Added Scripting & Automation Deliverables
  • Added Scripting Languages
  • Added Platform Expertise
  • Updated Scripting & Automation Skills
  • Updated related skills and designated specific tools to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Scrum Master
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Added Scrum Master Tools
  • Updated Scrum Master Skills
  • Updated related skills and designated specific tools to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Solutions Architecture
  • Replaced REST with RESTful
Systems Engineering
  • Renamed Mac OS X to macOS
User Research
  • Removed UX/UI Design Skills
  • Added User Research Skills
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
UX/UI Design
  • Removed UX/UI Design Platforms
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Updated UX/UI Design Skills
  • Updated UX/UI Design Software
  • Updated UX/UI Design Deliverables
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience
Web Design
  • Renamed Website Builder Platforms to Website Builders & CMS Platforms
  • Added WordPress Plugins & Tools such that WordPress Plugins & Tools will be displayed if WordPress is selected from Website Builders & CMS Platforms
  • Added Web Design Languages
  • Added Web Design Deliverables
  • Removed UX/UI Design Deliverables
  • Removed UX/UI Design Skills
  • Added Web Design Skills
  • Added Business Size Experience
  • Updated UX/UI Design Software
  • Updated related skills to enhance accuracy and streamline the user experience

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