Software Development is constantly evolving, adapting to changes in the industry, scientific and technical developments. Similarly, programmers also change and adapt to what they love in a unique way and in unusual ways to continue bringing improvements and add-on.
This year Apiumhub partnered up with codignsans and other software companies like: instabug, clutch, gitkraken, CloudBees, Cooperpress, CodeAnywhere, Clubhouse, Bugsee and took part in a global software development research to find out how companies attract software developers, what are the most popular languages, what are the most frequent challenges, etc.
Without Further wait, let’s begin.
Software development, as we all know, is a rapidly changing field. We see new languages, architectures of software, containers, methodologies, etc. almost every year. A tool or language that is widely used today may be outdated next year. Our intention is to take a snapshot of the current software development state and draw conclusions as to where it is heading.
Interesting Facts About Software Development
Challenges in Software Development
Capacity is the biggest challenge tech companies face: providing working software while the backlog is full and capacity is limited. “Knowledge sharing” is the next big challenge.
What is curious is that in the next 12 months, 29.06 percent of respondents said they do not plan to use any new programming languages.
Hiring and Retaining IT Engineers
The most efficient hiring methods have not changed since 2018. Employee referrals and recruitment in-house are the best ways to recruit talent. It is clear that, when hiring talent, there are four important areas in which tech companies focus: willingness to learn, work experience and technical skill assessment test and cultural fitness.
What is also important to emphasize here is that soft skills will be given more attention by companies in 2019.
What is curious is that it has become something secondary now, with very few companies looking at degrees or certifications. The most important is a willingness to learn, and it makes sense because we live in a world that is rapidly changing and people should be able to adapt to new circumstances and find new opportunities to do the job better.
Regarding the strategy of attraction, let’s look at the graph to see what are the main factors that companies use to attract new talent:
Since addressing capacity issues together with hiring talent is one of the biggest challenges, outsourcing could be a quick fix.
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