The global business software development and services market was valued at U.S. $429.59 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% from 2022 to 20301. The combination of increased automation of business processes and enterprise data to improve decision-making and enhance profitability is the leading driver behind this growth.

In order to keep up with this growth, organizations need software developers who are skilled, dedicated and agile. These specialist roles can be hard to source and as a result, often come with higher compensation requirements. How can businesses keep up with this market growth without sacrificing costs? Outsourcing. Many software development tasks can be completed online, which makes them well-suited to being performed in an offshore environment. As long as your business is offshore ready, outsourcing is simple and cost-effective.

What are the benefits of outsourcing software developers?

  • Cost savings: with the cost of living in popular outsourced countries often lower than in Western countries, partnering with a quality outsourcing provider can save businesses up to 70% on employment costs for the same level of talent and output quality.

  • Increase in output efficiency and quality levels: outsourcing allows local teams to focus their efforts on more productive and rewarding work. With offshore teams equally committed to their roles, the combination has consistently been shown to improve efficiency, productivity and job satisfaction across an organization. 

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  • Business growth and scaling opportunities: outsourcing providers can help navigate seasonal demands to support sustainable growth. Organizations can find the right people offshore quickly to tackle growing demand without all the usual hassle and expenditure.

  • 24/7 support: Hiring offshore teams can help your organization tap into 24/7 capabilities adding flexibility to get work done faster and offer necessary support round-the-clock.

How to hire offshore software developers?

To decide which offshore software development support you need, start by identifying what level of experience you require:

  • Junior: less than 1 year of software development experience. Tasks completed could include writing and debugging code, troubleshooting software issues and quality assurance activities.

  • Intermediate: 1-3 years of software development experience. Tasks completed could include designing algorithms and flowcharts, producing efficient and clean code and verifying or deploying systems and programs.

  • Senior: 3+ years of software development experience. Tasks completed could include training junior software developers, providing month-end KPI reports or updates to senior management teams and identifying improvements to software development processes.

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What tools and systems do offshore software developers need?

The technologies listed below are the common core languages that software developers support for back-end and front-end development:

java
php
python
ASP.net
JS
Visual Basic
Stack
RAILS
C programming
java
php
python
ASP.net
JS
Visual Basic
Stack
RAILS
C programming

Save up to 70% on labor and occupancy costs

Because living costs are so low in the Philippines, labor and occupancy costs are too. We can employ and accommodate fully qualified, very experienced software developers in the Philippines to grow your team for up to 70% less than you’d pay in your local employment market. It’s why software development outsourcing to the Philippines just makes good business sense.

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Tips for employing Filipino software developers

  • It takes 7-10 weeks to hire a local software developer in the Philippines.
  • Local software developers are commonly focused on one type of language/technology/tool, so if you need someone with diverse knowledge and experience in more than one language/technology/tool, it may take some time to hire the right candidate.
  • Software developers are quick learners – if you have time to train them to use your preferred tool, they can adapt in time.
  • To evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of a tool or technology, try to have one of your own experts interview them. This can help you determine the type of support needed by the candidate to deliver the output expected.
  • Software developers with Scrum or Agile certification are less common in the local market.
  • Local software developers are average English speakers. They don’t have the same proficiency as the usual customer service or call center agents who are directly interacting with customers. For best practice software development outsourcing, we recommend hiring a team leader or manager who does have good communication skills.

Sample software developer profiles

software developer

SKILLS

  • PHP And MySQL, JavaScript, Java, HTML, CSS, C#.NET and Arduino Programming
  • Software quality assurance
  • Struts, Spring MVC, Oracle And MySQL, MyBatis, Java EE, Java Core, HTML, Google Guice, CSS and ExtJs

RECENT ROLES

  • Junior Java Programmer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Junior Java Developer
Software Developer

SKILLS

  • Web Scripting: AngularJS, JQuery and JS
  • Web Designs: JSP, Grails, JSTL, HTML5 and CSS
  • PL: Java, Groovy and Grails
  • ORM: Hibernate, MyBatis, Cayenne, Framework: Spring, Struts2 and Servlet
  • DB: IBM DB2, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL and VFP

RECENT ROLES

  • Java Developer
  • Junior Programmer

Reference:
1 https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/business-software-services-market

Interested in recruiting team(s) in the Philippines?

Since our inception in 2006, MicroSourcing has become one of the biggest providers of offshoring solutions in the Philippines. We can help you build a dedicated team in the Philippines, regardless of the roles and level of specialization you require. MicroSourcing is backed by our parent company, Probe CX, one of Australia’s fastest-growing offshoring solution and customer engagement firms. So, it’s safe to say we’re experts in outsourcing to the Philippines.

Call +1 888-731-0023 today or send us an email to discuss your company’s offshoring needs.

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