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Best Countries for Outsourcing Software Development in 2023


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If you still need to get your software, website, or application, you should avoid falling behind your competitors. The world is rapidly developing in the digital sphere, and representing your business online is the key to customer loyalty and the popularization of your brand. Therefore, you may need to develop software at any time. But what if you have a small project that you don’t plan to develop beyond? Of course, outsource the project! But to do this, you need to choose a contractor… And here, the question arises: what is the best country to outsource software development so that you can select a specific company after you choose a country? After all, the region of the development team really matters a lot. In this article, we will explain why and give tips on choosing a country and a specific contractor.

What criteria should I consider when choosing a country?

There is a whole list of top outsourced countries, but you should understand that it was not formed by chance. Certain criteria may or may not make a country a good place to outsource your project. We will briefly go over the main criteria determining how advanced a country is in outsourcing companies. The list of criteria includes the following items:


  • Cost of services.


Whatever one may say, the price with the quality of services has been, is, and will be one of the main criteria by which we all choose someone to entrust with the performance of a particular job. A simple formula works here: services that are too cheap are usually too low-quality. Not everyone can afford too expensive services, no matter how good they are. But services whose cost correlates well with their high quality are what we need. There is also a specific pattern in the IT services market, and the price of services from vendors in different countries will differ. This is because different countries have different living standards, housing and food prices, and average salaries. This directly affects how much the contractor will charge in the check for his services.


  • Programming languages.


Everything is simple here — the wider the range of popular programming languages in the chosen country, the better. After all, even though people are often suspicious of multidisciplinarity, this rule does not quite apply when selecting the best countries for outsourcing. After all, we are not talking about one person who has learned ten programming languages at an intermediate level. We are talking about many people who have learned 1-2 programming languages at an advanced level. And the contractor company should have specialists with knowledge of different programming languages to cover the maximum number of potential clients’ needs.


  • Level of education.


This is an interesting factor because education systems differ significantly from country to country, and only some agree that this factor should influence where to outsource software development. But in many countries with not developed considerably public education systems, vocational education systems are often very developed: professional courses, intensives, etc. Don’t underestimate the value of education in such classes. Most often, due to the high degree of specialization, such education provides valuable knowledge to a future specialist.


  • Level of English proficiency.


English is an international language of communication. In addition, it is closely related to almost all programming languages. That’s why the country you choose must have a high average level of English proficiency. Moreover, you will most likely communicate with your contractors in English.

Which countries are worth paying attention to?

Let’s move on to the most exciting part: the top countries for outsourcing. We would recommend paying attention to contractors from the following countries:


  • Ukraine.


According to various studies, Ukraine already has 200 thousand of specialized IT specialists and more than 750 software development companies. In addition, there is a fairly high level of specialized education here, and various IT schools are top-rated and graduate new technical IT specialists every year.


In addition, you will find a relatively wide range of popular programming languages: JavaScript, Python, C++, PHP, Co, Ruby, Kotlin, Swift, and a whole list of other languages that will be available to you, depending on the contractor you choose. Moreover, in terms of development, this country has a good reputation because specialists from here work for world-famous corporations: Samsung, Huawei, Microsoft, and others.


  • Poland.


A neighbor of Ukraine, this country also has high trust among businesses that need to create software. There are almost 260 thousand IT professionals here, and according to Statista, the Polish IT market reached $12.4 billion in 2021. 


We also recommend paying attention to the benefits of working with employees from this country. The average salary of an IT specialist is about 2.5-2 thousand dollars, which is incomparably less than that of a developer of the same level in the United States. It is also more profitable to cooperate hourly, as an ordinary developer will receive an average of up to $15 per hour, a senior specialist — about $30, and a team leader or manager — up to $35. 


  • India.


This is a unique country in terms of development, and it deservedly occupies one of the top places in the list of top outsourcing countries. First, there are a lot of developers here. Secondly, there are more and more of them every year, and their labor remuneration is even lower than in Poland and Ukraine, which means that working with a contractor from India will be very profitable. If you study the statistical information for the last five years, you will see that the growth of IT services and the overall sector in India is growing at an incredible rate every year.


The point about the level of English is interesting in this case. Despite the common stereotype, Indian specialists know English fairly well. It is quite easy to work with them. 

Who can help you with software development?

When you have decided on the best outsourcing countries, it’s time to choose a specific contractor. We recommend contacting Magnise.


As a company from Ukraine, we provide highly qualified services for developing, designing, testing, and implementing software of various directions and types. We work with websites, smartphone applications, and full-fledged PC software.


In addition, in our portfolio, you will find cryptocurrency projects and other exciting examples of specific software. We can find the perfect approach for your product development, launch an MVP, and implement everything quickly. In addition, we provide post-release support services for the created software, which means you can always contact us with questions or for help.


To learn more about our services, sign up for a consultation, and we can discuss your project’s details together.


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