Recently, I've been working a couple of searches for some very in-demand development talent: Java Devs & Testers.
In every case where a candidate was put forward, that candidate either had another offer in hand, or landed one within 2 days of submission for a role. This data definitely underscores Tuesday's unemployment data for Washington State & Seattle/Bellevue/Everett!
If you are looking to hire Development Talent, and by that I mean SDEs of all levels and Testers of all levels, you have to be ready to pull the trigger now. You can't wait to look at more candidates; you can't wait to have an Exec review of your strategic plan; you can't wait for you CEO to return from their vacation. Be sure of your target and when you find what you're looking for, make the call.
Do you see another round of 10% salary bumps coming for your favorite developers?