While the need for software development is booming in light of steep demand for apps, systems and tech-driven innovation, there is a growing convergence in the quality delivered by IT development houses.
The rise of digital transformation has fuelled demand for digital across all facets. Companies are adopting digital to achieve a better customer experience, or improved operations. Consumers embrace digital to communicate with governments and manage dealings including healthcare, banking and leisure activities.
Illustrating the rapid rise of digital, take apps as an example. Today, there are more than 5 million apps in the App Store (2.8 million) on Google Play (2.2 million). Meanwhile, the Covid-19 pandemic has made digital only more relevant and important. Due to the need for remote working and social distancing, digital tools have emerged as the new way of working, and according to many, one that is here to stay.
The world of digital is powered by software developers, who lead the software development process. According to Evans Data Corporation, last year there were about 23.9 million software developers, and while this sounds like a lot, the field is facing a (growing) shortage. One estimate even places the demand for software at twice the current supply, meaning that organisations are having to prioritise their IT work or forego on some of their digital ambitions.
Quality in software development?
The strain of software developments teams is however leading to concerns about