Where Can I Find Offshore Development Team? Overview of Countries

Many businesses nowadays prefer to outsource software development, i.e. hire a development team that is based in another country. They do it mostly because they’re lacking on-site professionals and are seeking services at lower prices but with almost the same quality level. So if you’re looking for an offshore development team, this article will be interesting for you. We have prepared some helpful information regarding the “offshore” locations where you can hire a team of developers to work on your project.

When choosing a country to outsource software development, you should consider the following factors:

  •  Value instead of cost. Beware of too low prices, as they may be followed with low quality as well.
  •  Reliability. Look for an offshore development team with a proven track record of effective, innovative work.
  •  Culture. Take into account the cultural differences between your country and the offshore country. If you can accept those differences and are sure that they will not affect your collaboration, then go for it.

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So here is a list of regions that are most comfortable for outsourcing software development:

Eastern Europe

There are nearly 1 million professional software developers in Eastern Europe. Hourly rates of offshore developers in Eastern Europe range between $25 and $40/hour, depending on the developer’s skills and experience as well as on the project complexity. These rates may seem greater than other regions, such as Asia, but they are still much lower than in North America and Western Europe, where software development services can cost you above $100/hour. The top 10 countries where you can hire an offshore development team are:

  •         Ukraine
  •         Belarus
  •         Russia
  •         Poland
  •         Czech Republic
  •         Romania
  •         Hungary
  •         Estonia
  •         Slovakia
  •         Bulgaria

Asia

In Asia, India seems to be a “paradise” for businesses looking to hire a development team for outsourcing. With more than 5 million software developers available, India offers quite low prices of $18-25/hour. However, there’s one big drawback – lower project quality. Besides, time zone disparity and cultural differences can also affect the working process. India is followed by China, but the rates of Chinese programmers are higher and can reach $30-$40/hour. Other popular countries where it’s possible to hire a team of developers are Philippines, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. Overall, the number of developers in Asia region reaches about 7 million. The key outsourcing countries are:

  •         India
  •         China
  •         Philippines
  •         Vietnam
  •         Bangladesh
  •         Indonesia
  •         Malaysia
  •         Nepal
  •         Pakistan
  •         Sri Lanka

Latin America

Latin American countries now experience a growth of software development industry with top locations such as Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil. Hourly rates in these countries can vary from $30 to $50/hour, depending on the developer’s qualifications. Latin American countries are close to North American clients, with minimum time zone difference, so many businesses in the US prefer to be looking for offshore development team in Latin America. Here are the top countries in the region:

  •         Argentina
  •         Brazil
  •         Chile
  •         Colombia
  •         Costa Rica
  •         Mexico
  •         Panama
  •         Peru

Africa

Africa seems to be quite a cheap location to hire a development team for outsourcing. In Egypt, Morocco and Kenya, hourly rates can cost you less than $20. Yet, countries such as Nigeria and South Africa are more expensive — they can cost around $40–50, and it can be hard to find software developers with decent price-quality ratio. Overall, there are about 20,000 software developers in the following African countries:

  •         Egypt
  •         Kenya
  •         Morocco
  •         Nigeria
  •         South Africa

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