When it comes to software development outsourcing, regions like the Asian continent (India to be precise) and Europe have always been the main outsourcing destinations, but everything has changed in the recent years with the rise of the software outsourcing industry in South America.
In June, Agile Engine conducted a study on the top fourteen outsourcing destinations across the three different continents (Europe, Asia, and the Americas), and amazingly, countries like Brazil, Argentina and Colombia made it to the top of the list.
When you take this particular information and look at the fact that the countries have a larger market size than India, China, and Malaysia combined, you realize how big the software outsourcing market really is.
Basically, developers in South America have made this change possible and it doesn't seem like they will stop anytime soon, considering how fast the market is evolving.
According to Stack Overflow's annual software development collection statistic, the two regions with the most software engineers are South America and Asia, with the latter ranking at the top of the list. However, from this study we can appreciate how more than one million software engineers are located in South America, with more than 470,000 of them currently living and working in Brazil.
There's also the fact that countries like Argentina, and Chile are becoming extremely popular, with a large percentage of trained and well-prepared South American software developers working down there.
Are South American software developers a good choice to work with?
By now, you already know the software outsourcing market in South America and its developer community are huge, however, this means nothing if we cannot prove that they really are experts. To do this, we have taken information from the TopCoder Ranking, the highest ranking for determining whether a country is a good fit to carry a software development project, based on the experience of its software engineers. The data showed that Brazil, Argentina and Colombia were ranked 15th, 17th and 37th on a global list of outsourcing destinations - impressive when compared to other Asian countries.
There's also the fact that a study by Angile Engine directly showed how South American software developers rank HIGHEST when it comes to maintaining a great work environment, cultural compatibility, and a great global experience. So yes, you could say that South American software developers are a great option that you can work with.
What South American Software Developers Are Doing
Stack Overflow conducted a survey this year in which they examined the current South American software outsourcing market to determine not only the number of developers in South America, but what they specialized in. This study showed that more than 60% of current developers in the South American community specialized as back-end developers, and another 30% specialized as educators or academic researchers.
It is also worth mentioning that the rest of the South American software developers (view) are distributed among mobile developers, database administrators, data or business analysts and system administrators.
Not only that, developers in South America keep up to date with the main software development technologies, they use Python, Java Script and HTML as their main programming languages, although they show flexibility when working with different clients, according to the same study previously mentioned.
Last but not least, it is important to look at what the experience of working with South American developers is like, and why is that South American software outsourcing has become extremely popular. First, we have the fact that South American software developers tend to have higher overall job satisfaction, something that is common among Asian software engineers, let alone North America.
Furthermore, the study mentioned above also showed that even when South American developers usually have an average of five years of experience, they still tend to be more motivated by work, which means that they have an improvement trend than other software developers don't seem to have or experience.
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