Offshore Development Rates – Per Hour by Country
As an IT and software development outsourcing provider, we wanted to outline some of the most popular development rates per hour by country. In this blog, we outline some of the key positions and popular countries to find certain software developers. At the end of the blog, be sure to view this link to our full chart that maps out all the developer rates per hour.
Below you will find references to 10 of the most popular outsourcing countries for software development. Some countries like the USA and India are already outsourcing powerhouses. Other countries like The Philippines and Mexico are up and coming contenders. Many countries offer different incentives and peak operating hours. Some companies will use many outsourcing firms in many different countries for different development tasks. Likewise, some outsourcing firms may hold a bench of developers in multiple countries at the same time for different client needs. There are other developer and engineer positions, but this comparison focuses on the most popular: Quality Assurance, Full Stack Development, UX / UI and Mobile Development.
Offshoring Rates: Full Stack Developers
We’re considering Python, Ruby and Node.js developers as “Full Stack Developers” for the purpose of this blog. Full stack developers build platforms in different ways and have wide ranges in their pay scales. Countries like Czech Republic and Brazil are teeming with talented full stack developers at reasonable rates. In 2018, Node.js and Python are some of the most popular languages full stack developers are in demand for.
Rates for full stack development can vary dramatically. Like most outsourcing rates, only companies with large budgets can afford to outsource to U.S. companies for full stack development.
Offshore Development Rates: Quality Assurance (QA)
As one of the most popular outsourcing operations companies perform, Quality Assurance (QA) departments ensure certain standards are met so platforms can run smoothly. The most popular offshoring countries for QA are India and Malaysia. For most companies, automating QA processes would be much too complicated and expensive for companies to maintain in-house. QA engineers work on automated testing platforms like Selenium to test large amounts of user data. For companies like Spotify or FaceBook, automated QA testing is essential to maintaining smooth operation of their platforms.
Offshore UI / UX Developer Rates
User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) developers perform tasks to make sure that software and platforms are more enjoyable to use (UX) and more pleasing to look at (UI). UI and UX developers are plentiful in countries like UAE and Poland. UI / UX engineers typically have a lower rate than full stack developers and are more design-focused. On the lower end of UI / UX development, rates are as low as $20 per hour. On the higher end of the scale, rates are as high as $100 per hour for UI / UX developers.
iOS / Android Mobile Development Rates
Many developers focus specifically on mobile development (iOS and Android). There are many iOS developers out there and thus the rates are fairly low. Swift (iOS) and Java (Android) are the most popular mobile languages to code in. Swift developers are currently much more plentiful, but Java development specifically for Android is becoming more popular. The lack of Android developers typically means a higher developer rate ($5 more per hour) than an iOS developer.