Redmine & YouTrack (7% each)
GitHub Issues (6%)
Trello & Microsoft TFS (5%)
GitLab, Asana & Mantis
GitHub Issues (36%)
Developers often choose
Managers tend to choose
own experience & industry standard
trusted vendor & free version
open source project
free version & own experience
own experience & free version
Redmine and YouTrack share second place (7% each), followed by GitHub Issues (6%), Trello and Microsoft TFS (5%).
rank highest for
rates highly for
shows the best
is the best for
ranks highest for
offer the best
rates highly for
show the best
ensure the best
Most participants (70-80%) use a stand-alone server when they choose a tool that also offers an incloud version.
Disclaimer: To promote this survey, we primarily used our own marketing channels. Naturally, we attracted a large number of JetBrains customers and audiences related to JetBrains in one way or another.
also have decent recommendation rates (26%-36%)
are the least likely to be recommended
Freelancer—works independently, and does not work for a company.
are mostly used by small teams (2-7). This correlates more with the optimal size of the team, not the tool.
are actively used by freelancers. Trello is #1 choice for small teams.
are popular among small teams. Redmine is also used by medium-sized teams (8-12), and YouTrack is popular with larger teams (21-40).
are popular with larger teams (8-20).
are mostly used by medium-sized companies (51-500) and enterprises (1,000+).
are popular with small (2-50) and medium-sized companies like JetBrains (51-500).
is a choice for freelancers and small companies (2-50).
is preferred by small companies (2-50).
When we combine the answers to these questions, we come to an interesting conclusion. The majority of participants: