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We are excited to present you with the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile!
This survey has been designed by developers so it is 100% relevant to all involved in software development. With an annual reach of more than 40,000 developers around the world, it is your chance to contribute to the global developer community.
Developer feedback so far shows this is a real opportunity for you to check out how much you really know about development tools and platforms: “I have 15 years of experience as a dev and even with that I didn't know all platforms and especially game engines that your survey contains. Great job!” says Bostjan Mrak. So how well do you know your developer tools?
Meet your sci-fi alter ego! Are you a cyborg trooper, a technomancer or a bounty hunter?
The survey includes a sci-fi theme so your answers will gradually form a profile, showing you what kind of character you'd be in a sci-fi developer universe.
When you finish the survey, you'll get to read your full profile in your Developer Scorecard, including a description of your character. Your profile will also include graphs showing how your responses compare to other developers' answers in your country, so you'll get a sense of how you compare to other devs.
An Exclusive prize for the TechRadar community
TechRadar readers who will participate in the survey will be entered into a prize draw for a $200 Amazon voucher - so our community will have at least one winner!
Participants can also in one of the many prizes available including an iPhone 7, a Pixel phone 32GB, an Oculus Rift, a Surface Pro 3, a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, and more.
Insights to help you excel in your career
As always, VisionMobile will publish the key findings from the survey in the form of The State of the Developer Nation free report, come August. If you contribute, you'll be among the first to get a copy!
These findings will include interesting insights to help you excel in your career in software development. For example, the previous survey showed that region and software sector are two of the most significant factors in determining developer salaries.
“The best-earning developers in our survey – those in the top 10% – often earn tens and sometimes hundreds of times as much as the least well-off, i.e. the bottom decile. Part of this gap is location-driven, but a developer’s skill, knowledge, and reputation do matter, so investing in them will pay off.”
We know we have already told you, but please don’t forget...
This survey is fun!
The survey is full of jokes - developer jokes. You know - the ones everybody else usually doesn’t get.