Low-Code Tools Improve Devs’ Work-Life Balance, Survey Finds
The headlines might be full of layoffs at major tech companies, but a lot of developers are still getting restless, according to a study released in late October.
While 64% of developers surveyed — nearly two in three — said they love what they do, just under half of devs (48%) expect they will remain in their current jobs a year from now; two years from now, only 28% said they expect to stay put.
A big reason for the restlessness, the study’s findings suggest a need for better work-life balance. Half of all survey respondents said they need a better balance between their personal and professional lives.
Low-code and no-code tools seem to be helping solve that challenge, according to the survey by Outsystems, which offers a low-code software development platform. Of those developers surveyed who reported using low-code tools in their jobs, 71% said they are able to stick to a 40-hour work week. By contrast, only 44% of devs whose organizations don’t use low code said the same.
Also, most developers who use low code — 63% — indicated that they were happy with their salary and benefits, compared to 40% of traditional developers.
The report, whose research was managed by Evans Data Corp., surveyed 860 developers from around the globe and across a variety of industries.
Job Security and Low Code
The study also upended the conventional wisdom that low-code tools will render skilled software developers redundant:
- Fifty-one percent of low-code developers surveyed said they felt satisfied with their job security compared to 39% of traditional developers.
- For anxious IT hiring managers, the survey offered some evidence that not everyone is eager to jump ship. Forty-six percent of respondents agreed that “many people I know who have changed jobs find their new jobs aren’t much better.”
- Forty-three percent said the economic climate will have an impact on their decision whether to change jobs.