Software development

Statistics report on the software development market

Software development

This report presents a range of statistics and facts about the current market for software developers. It provides an overview of the market and also looks at trends the trends and demographics of various segments of software development, including mobile, AI tools, and testing.

Table of contents

Software/App market overview

  • Premium Statistic Enterprise software total worldwide expenditure 2009-2024
  • Premium Statistic Global enterprise application software revenue 2017-2026
  • Premium Forecast Software market revenue worldwide 2016-2027, by segment
  • Premium Statistic Quarterly mobile app consumer spend on mobile apps Q4 2023
  • Basic Statistic Quarterly consumer spend on mobile apps per user 2019-2023
  • Premium Statistic Number of iOS and Google Play app downloads as of Q1 2023

Software development overview

  • Premium Forecast Revenue of the application outsourcing industry worldwide 2020-2029
  • Basic Statistic Most widely utilized programming languages among developers worldwide 2023
  • Premium Statistic Most utilized cloud platform by developers globally in 2023
  • Basic Statistic Most utilized frameworks among developers worldwide 2023
  • Basic Statistic Most popular web frameworks among developers worldwide 2023
  • Premium Statistic Programming languages with the highest salaries 2023

Segment: Software testing

  • Premium Statistic Main testing targets worldwide in 2023
  • Premium Statistic Types of tests in software projects worldwide in 2023
  • Premium Statistic Techniques used for test design worldwide in 2023
  • Premium Statistic Primary test frameworks, tools, and technologies worldwide in 2023
  • Premium Statistic Tools used for test case storage worldwide in 2023
  • Premium Statistic Proportion of project tests that are automated worldwide 2023

Segment: Mobile app development

  • Basic Statistic Mobile operating systems targeted by developers globally 2022-2023
  • Basic Statistic Cross-platform mobile frameworks used by developers worldwide 2019-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of applications submitted to the iTunes App Store 2017-2023
  • Premium Statistic Global iOS app retention rate Q3 2023
  • Premium Statistic App tracking transparency: opt-in rate of iOS users worldwide 2022
  • Basic Statistic Total Apple App Store iOS developer payout 2014-2023

Segment: AI tools

  • Basic Statistic Most popular uses of AI in the development workflow globally 2023
  • Premium Statistic Reasons for using ChatGPT among global IT professionals in 2023
  • Premium Statistic Weekly usage of AI tools worldwide in 2023, by experience
  • Premium Statistic Share of IT professionals who use AI tools daily worldwide 2023, by profession
  • Premium Statistic Developers’ work satisfaction with or without AI tools worldwide 2023

Special focus: Sofware developers

  • Premium Statistic Average software developer remuneration globally 2023, by role
  • Premium Statistic Length of time developers have spent on coding globally 2023
  • Premium Statistic Developer gender distribution worldwide 2023
  • Premium Statistic Global formal education levels of software developers 2023
  • Premium Statistic Software developer engagement rate of popular technologies worldwide 2023

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