If you apply for a job as a developer, chances are good that the company will subject you to a coding test of some sort. If you’re lucky, such coding tests mimic how you actually work; for example, you might be asked to complete a small task online, with access to Google and everything else you need. However, some employers are still locked into the idea of using whiteboards to test candidates on esoteric programming points.
“This just goes to show how important the front-end has become to software development,” read the note accompanying Devskiller’s data, which was drawn from 213,782 coding tests in 143 countries. “It just goes to show that while large back-end teams are still important, the overwhelming need for developers to work on web apps has eclipsed the need for them to create large back-end systems.”