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Infographic: Where to Find the Best Software Developers

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You are about to make one of the best decisions of your life: eat pizza with pineapple topping. And hire remote software developers for building the best team for your company.

According to Evans Data Corporation, the number of software developers went from 23 million in 2018 to 26.4 million in 2019. And in 2024, the number is expected to increase to 28.7 million developers. With this considerable quantity of developers, how to know where to find the best talent? 

Recruiting Developers from India and The United States 

India and The United States are known to be two of the best countries to recruit for IT services. On the one hand, The United States has places like Silicon Valley – which stands out because of its high-quality developers. Although their high quality also means paying a high salary; the average salary of a software developer in the US is approximately 85K per year. On the other hand, India is a recruitment hotspot mainly because companies can hire “good” developers at a low cost.  An Indian software developer makes about 7K per year. 

Yet, neither the United States nor India are on the list of the best countries to find developers. Surprisingly, they rank in the 28th and 31st place, respectively, in the HackerRank test results. So, which are the best countries to outsource talent from?

Your business deserves the best software developers

The Best Countries to Find Software Developers

HackerRank tested the coding skills of 1.5 million developers from 50 countries. The developers were tested in a variety of programming languages and knowledge domains, and the final score was the tally of their accuracy and speed. 

The infographic below shows the 10 best countries from the test results – and also, the categories where each performs best, and their average salaries. 

The best developers in the world infographic

Skill Value 2019 report also explored which are the best countries to find IT talent. They used a different methodology by making 550+ assessments. Their results showed that Eastern Europe is one of the best sources to find talented developers. 

Expand Your Team 

The real question for you is: Do you want to save money and still have the best talent in your team? Hire remote developers. There are millions of talented programmers around the globe that can make the perfect fit in your company. Plus you get other meaningful benefits such as: 

The key to recruiting high-quality developers is headhunting them. Don’t wait for job applications to appear; talent is usually busy. At DistantJob, we’ve been headhunting talented techies for more than a decade. And we’ve successfully matched companies with their dream candidates in less than 2 weeks.

Ready to build your remote development dream team

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Gabriela Molina

Gabriela Molina

Gabriela Molina is the writer and editor of the DistantJob blog. As a former freelancer, she has covered a wide range of topics throughout her career. She is currently specializing in the areas of technology, leadership, and remote work.