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Countries Which Have the Most Skilled Female Developers…?

Countries Which Have the Most Skilled Female Developers…?
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It’s no secret that there’s a gender gap in coding.

Women make up less than a third of the tech talent pool in Silicon Valley. At Google and Facebook, women make up just 17% and 15% of technical positions.

We were curious to find out: Where do the best female developers live?

HackerRank creates coding challenges to help find top talent and help developers get jobs.

About 17% of people who have solved HackerRank coding challenges are female. According to our data, India and Italy have the highest percentage of female developers, while women from Belarus, China and Russia score the best. HackerRank also found that female developers are unusually likely to take our Java challenges, and are not drawn to our challenges on security or artificial intelligence.

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The vast majority – 82.9% – of developers on HackerRank are male. Though the gender balance is far from equal, it’s a significantly more balanced than the 5.8% female StackOverflow survey result.

Next, looked for trends within countries. Below is a breakdown of the share of female developers from each of the top 50 countries with the most developers on HackerRank. For each of these countries, thousands of developers have participated in a HackerRank challenge.

Russia’s female developers, who only account for 7.8% of Russian HackerRank developers, top the list with an average score of 244.7 on algorithms tests.

Russia is closely followed by its European counterparts in Italy and Poland. Though India has the largest share of female developers, they rank 18th, with a middling average score of 146.2 points.

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India, which contributes nearly 40% of HackerRank’s developers, leads the pack with about 23% female developers. Experts have found that India’s education and tech industry culture is more conducive to gender equality in computer programming.

The United States, the second largest contributor of developers, falls just shy of the top 10 with 14.8% female developers. Chile had the lowest representation of women, with fewer than 3% female developers.

 

Women account for 21% of developers in tutorial and Java challenges

So, does more female developers mean better female developers?

HackerRank examined the 20 countries with the most female developers in order to have large sample sizes.

Russia’s female developers, who only account for 7.8% of Russian HackerRank developers, top the list with an average score of 244.7 on algorithms tests.

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