Software developer salary depends on such factors as technology, experience, and location.
Developers with wide-spread programming skills will cost less than their fellows who have mastered a rare or/and new technology. Thus, one can reduce the price by choosing cheaper language.
Depending on experience, developers are divided into junior, middle and senior specialists. Some clients prefer to hire middle developers as they are knowledgeable enough and their rates are affordable. However, in some cases hiring senior and a few junior developers can be a win-win solution.
Besides country, the region where you outsource to will play an important role in pricing. Usually, living standards are higher in capitals, so developers are better paid there. However, it doesn’t mean that the developers from other areas work less efficiently. So, consider different locations for outsourcing within one country.
Ukraine’s biggest cities are the best places to outsource software development; these are Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, and Kharkiv. On average, Ukrainian programmers salary is around $27,500 per year. Tech experts from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, earn about $30K.
There are three major software development centers in Poland – Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw. Average salaries of Polish programmers span from about $12K in case of junior developer and reaches $45K for a senior developer.
India is an oldest and the most popular place for IT outsourcing. Nevertheless, the prices there are the cheapest. An average software developer in India gets about $6,5-7K annually. Surprisingly, the lowest prices are in the capital – a programmer earns $6,300 in Delhi.
China’s economy develops at high speed, so raise the prices for the local developers. Averagely, Chinese programmers get $27K per year, but the cost depends on the region. Shanghai is the cheapest place – $26,5K, and the salaries in Beijing and Shenzhen are nearly the same.
This article presents only the average software developer salaries in different regions. But if you want to dive into more details and specifications, Qubit Labs researched the outsourcing market of the most popular outsourcing destinations and prepared Complete Software Developers Salary Guide 2018. Here you will find:
- brief explanations of outsourcing models with schemes;
- comparison of Eastern European and Asian outsourcing markets;
- main features and advantages of main outsourcing destinations;
- average programmers salaries across such countries as Ukraine, Poland, India, and China;
- developer salary comparison in these countries according to the tech stack and seniority level.
Find full article in Qubit Labs blog.