Accelerance Reveals '2017 Global Software Outsourcing Rates' to Benefit Enterprises, CTOs

Accelerance Research Team

Accelerance Research Team

Feb 23, 2017 | Accelerance News

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2017) - Accelerance, which connects companies that need software development services with the most qualified outsourcing firms around the globe, launched a new report, 2017 Guide to Global Software Outsourcing Rates. The complimentary guide presents the competitive global rates an enterprise or chief technology officer (CTO) can expect to pay when outsourcing to various regions. It also describes the cost benefits of outsourcing, variable cost factors and the main considerations when reviewing outsourcing costs. The eBook is available to download at http://www.accelerance.com/free-outsourcing-software-development-resources.

"Companies that are developing software need to get the most out of their software engineering budget, whether they're creating a consumer software product or developing software to enhance business processes," said Steve Mezak, a software development expert, author and founder and CEO of Accelerance (@accelerance). "One way to maximize a CTO's budget is through outsourcing development. This new guide will help technology leaders and businesses when they're reviewing the costs of outsourcing software engineering to offshore, nearshore or onshore providers."

The 2017 Guide to Global Software Outsourcing Rates reveals hourly rates for North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia, for the following software development positions: architect, project manager, business analyst, lead developer, senior developer, mid-level developer, junior developer, senior quality assurance (QA) manager, mid-level QA manager, junior QA manager and software graphic designer.

"Accelerance has done the analysis across regions, and investigated hourly rates and roles from junior-level to experienced, to create this useful planning guide," said Mezak. "The eBook offers executives an up-to-date picture of software development outsourcing rates, along with the true-cost analysis they need to make an informed decision when hiring a software outsourcing company."

According to the eBook, there are three major factors that impact the rates a company is quoted when outsourcing software development --- location, experience and length of engagement --- and these factors should be considered independently when budgeting for software engagement.

"While cost is a key consideration, and while it's important to fully understand rates across different global regions, don't overemphasize cost as a priority when you outsource," explained Mezak. "Instead, consider value, as well. Investigate how your short-list of outsourcing partners can increase value through technology, depth of experience and innovation."

Download the free Accelerance report, 2017 Guide to Global Software Outsourcing Rates, in addition to other resources, at http://www.accelerance.com/free-outsourcing-software-development-resources.