What Are The Recent Recruiting Trends For Developers, As Examined By Recruiters?

By Jyoti Nigania |Email | Jan 31, 2019 | 5163 Views

Information is key for both recruiters and developers. You must aware with the skills trending in the industry and recruiters should also know from where they would recruit the right developer for their organization.

We have been on a mission to improve the level of knowledge for technical recruitment. Developer hiring data is a key part of that, but we ran into a problem. There's a lot of information out there about developer hiring trends. But how much of it is actually useful?

Surveys, requiring self-reporting but the importance of recruiting developer itself demands a data source which is more concrete. At Devskiller, we have been sitting on a growing pile of coding tests (112,654 for last year alone). That is special for a big reason. Actions speak louder than words. Our coding test data reflects the skills companies are actively recruiting for, and the locations they are doing it in.

These are not the impressions of technological developers they are the stated intention of technical recruiters from globally. Armed with this dataset, we get more insights.

Developers from New Zealand scored the highest (54.66%) on coding tests:
If there's one thing I've learned about developers, there's a healthy sense of competition between them. They're always looking for ways to compare their skills to their peers. These competitions can take on an international character and reflect something about the way developers see their levels of educational attainment and technical proficiency. We've tested candidates from over 120 countries, here we came to know how developers across different countries stack up against each other.

New Zealand it at number 1 with an average score of 54.66%, closely followed by the Netherlands.
The US is the largest recruiter of overseas developers, but also represents the second largest pool of overseas candidates:
Over 30% of the overseas candidates in the study were tested by US companies. This is despite the fact that only 40% of the developers tested by US companies were from overseas.

Volumes like this should probably come as no surprise given the size of the tech sector in the country. The US also has famously high wages for tech talent that can attract the top talent from all over the world. Probably more extreme is when you look at the countries that produce the most candidates. India comes in first, with over a quarter of all the candidates tested on the platform. Interestingly, the US comes in second place. This puts the USA in a fascinating position as being both one of the largest recruiter countries and candidate countries.

70% of companies are seeking for JavaScript Developers:
There tends to be a lot of talk about what the next big technology is going to be. With all the chatter about whether Kotlin is on the rise, or if Golang is going to dominate, it is easy to forget that these technologies are still less well-established. In most enterprises, established technologies like JavaScript are still very much in demand. In fact, we found that 70% of companies are looking for JavaScript developers.

Compare that with Java, the language which was tested the most overall in the study. The data shows that JavaScript is useful both for smaller operations and large enterprises. Java, on the other hand, is more useful for large teams at a smaller number of companies.

Source: HOB