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A complete guide to offshore software development teams

Offshore software development teams can help you cut costs and ensure the quality of your code. Learn how to find the best one for your business.

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Hiring an offshore software development team has become a common option for both established companies and startups. While it gives you the freedom to choose the right development team for your business, you need to understand a few things to get it right.

As top tech talent is in high demand globally, building an in-house development team can be both challenging and costly. However, by opting for an offshore software development team, companies can benefit from reduced development costs while ensuring the quality of their code.

Whether you’re new to the process of hiring an offshore development team or are looking for tips and advice, this guide will help you achieve your goals.

When should you hire an offshore software development team?

Every software company has different requirements – some want to add a new feature to their product, and some want to scale their businesses.

So, when is the right time to hire an offshore development team?

Here are 5 common triggers:

Finding an offshore software development team?

Now that you understand the different scenarios where you might need an offshore software development team, let’s see where you can find them for your business.

There are 3 main places to look for an offshore development team:



Sites such as Clutch list IT companies. These are great for finding specific expertise, and there are usually customer reviews. However, knowing exactly what you’re getting in terms of code quality and service can be difficult.


Freelance websites

If you need a smaller offshore development team, say one or two developers, you might find what you need on a freelance website such as Upwork. The problem with this approach is that it might cost you more than finding freelancers on your own, but it will give you more security and reliability.


Software dev companies

With a single point of contact, self-managing teams, and hand-picked talent, software development companies make a logical choice for an offshore development team, especially when you need clear costing, transparency, and reliability.

Tips for managing an offshore development team

Bringing in an offshore development team is similar to having a remote team. The main difference is that offshore teams don’t need to be managed in the same way. In fact, with a self-managing team, your Product Owner will need to have very little involvement at all.

But that’s not to say that there won’t be challenges, such as working across time zones and using the same technical terminology. So what can you do to ensure things run as smoothly as possible?

Here are 10 tips to set up your offshore development team for success:

Which country has the best offshore software development teams?

Many countries around the world offer highly-skilled and cost-effective software development teams. These include:

🇺🇦 Ukraine

Timezones: UTC +2, +3

Hourly Rates: $30 – $55

🇨🇳 China

Timezone: UTC +8

Hourly Rates: $50 – $80

🇮🇳 India

Timezone: UTC +5:30

Hourly Rates: < $25 – $50 


Timezone: UTC +5:45

Hourly Rates: < $25 – $40 

Discover the right destination for your offshore development needs by reading our blog post on the best countries for offshore software development.

Why should you hire an offshore team in IT?

There are many benefits to hiring an offshore team in IT. Here are some of the main advantages:

Want to know more about the benefits of hiring an offshore team in IT? Read our blog on the benefits of offshore software development.

Frequently Asked Questions

In IT, offshore teams are employees or contractors from different countries who fulfill your software development requirements.

Examine the company’s portfolio, previous projects, and case studies in detail. Consider the issues they addressed, the methods they used, the duration of the projects, and if available, the associated costs.

Conduct frequent and regular meetings, and make an effort to meet with each team member individually. Utilize collaborative tools such as Slack, WhatsApp, and Google Meet to optimize communication.

Offshore employees are remote team members located in another country, or even on a different continent. 

An offshore employee is a company employee who works in a different country. An offshore development team could refer to a group of employees working at a development center overseas, but it is more commonly used to refer to a company that offers software development teams as a service to other businesses.

Why choose an offshore team from Proshore?

While Nepal may be more recognized for its mountains, it is also home to some of the world’s top technology talent. Proshore, with locations in both Nepal and the Netherlands, is a leading provider of offshore services by assembling highly experienced software development teams.

We are committed to supporting Nepal’s young people in building a more prosperous future by creating highly skilled job opportunities in the country. Our expanding team of experienced and talented professionals in Kathmandu offers sustainable and remote software development solutions to clients globally.

Proshore takes all the strain out of building your ideal software development team. In fact, we put it together for you using our pool of 4000+ best tech talent that Nepal has to offer.

Roshan & Babish
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