Has traditional DOM manipulation become a thing of the past?

It seems like most employers are asking for experience in JS frameworks like React or Vue. Do you think traditional DOM manipulation has become a thing of the past?

For web applications frameworks provide significant advantages, and more and more software is taking the form of large an complex web applications. For websites frameworks are an unnecessary weight.

Although I work in Angular, my unit tests often rely on a fair amount of DOM inspection using good old JavaScript.