.NET developers are not necessarily experts in a specific programming language, in comparison to pure C++ or Java developers. Behind .NET you will find a run-time environment from Microsoft for Windows programs, as well as a collection of class libraries, programming interfaces and utilities.
.NET developers write their programs with the development environment Visual Studio provided by Microsoft, which changes the code automatically into executable programs with the help of the .NET run-time environment. The advantage is that .NET can be used with Java, C++, C#, PHP and many other languages, and the programs can be run on a variety of Windows hardware and Windows versions.
.NET developers often know different languages
A .NET developer is therefore experienced in different programming languages, although the majority of them specialise in a specific language. By far, the most widely used .NET language is C#, an in-house development from Microsoft which uses the concepts of the programming languages Java, C++, Haskell and C, as well as Delphi.
In addition to just programming knowledge, a .NET developer also needs experience in the software tools and work techniques that belong to the .NET family. A .NET developer also needs to continuously educate themselves, as the .NET environment is constantly further developed by Microsoft.
.NET developers are expensive
Windows is still the most widely used interface and dominates the market for lucrative business software. This is one of the main reasons why there is a very high demand for .NET developers. A .NET developer who works almost exclusively with C# will earn a global average of 82,000 US dollars, according to Gooroo Insights.
The high spread of .NET has also opened up the possibility to save money through offshore Outsourcing for flexible companies and developer teams. If you do not limit yourself to permanent employees or providers in Europe, you can find a .NET developer on the international market at significantly lower rates.
Indian .NET developers to reduce costs
If you are looking for an experienced .NET developer who can skilfully take advantage of the latest .NET Framework, they don’t have to be very expensive. Indian .NET developers have an excellent reputation and have proven themselves in many international projects.
Outsourcing4work can help you find well suited and motivated .NET developers for your software project. Depending on the size of your project you can conclude a contract for a fixed price for a defined project, or hire temporary employees. You can also hire entire teams who work exclusively for you for a certain period, or even permanently.
To ensure that the long-distance cooperation is problem-free, our experienced project managers will coordinate all the software developers involved. Contracts are concluded with us as a European company, which will provide you with additional legal security.
ISTQB testers are certified testers from the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). The non-profit organisation has been assessing various relevant qualifications for software testers with standardized test procedures since 2002. The certificates, which are classed according to complexity, classify the ISTQB testers hierarchically in the categories Foundation CTFL, Advanced CTAL and Expert CTEL.
ISTQB testers can be locally certified in around 100 countries, and worldwide more than 400,000 certificates have been issued. Every quarter sees 13,000 new ISTQB testers. The facility is the world’s largest certification authority for software testers.
What does an ISTQB tester do?
An ISTQB tester checks for error-free operation of programs and tracks bugs. Software is never truly error free due to the complex interplay of program code, languages, libraries, APIs and hardware.
A software tester’s work is therefore very important. Not every ISTQB tester has advanced programming knowledge. Depending on the project, various qualifications in the following areas are needed:
Test management and test coordination
Cooperation with development and quality management
Creating test concepts and test specifications
Creating test cases and test scenarios for business and technical requirements
Perform and document integration, system and acceptance testing of test runs in the test levels
Acceptance of the software and hand over to productive operation.
ISTQB testers at Foundation Level know the necessary basics such as software life cycle, statistical tests, test case design technique and usual test tools. This is often enough to strengthen existing teams in standardised test environments in established departments. Experience of Agile software development is not included without an additional certificate.
The ISTQB Advanced Level builds on the Foundation Level and further expands on the existing areas. The additional requirement of at least 10 months of practical experience is also an important factor. Unlike Foundation Level, you can be sure that you will not find anyone who has only learned from a book.
At ISTQB Expert Level they also need to show skills for the creation and management of test teams. These include the design, improvement and automation of test routines, as well as specific management tasks.
ISTQB testers with additional qualifications
As you can see from the structure of the ISTQB certification system, programming knowledge plays little to no role. Among ISTQB testers you will therefore find a wide spectrum of pure software testers without much programming knowledge, up to fully-fledged software developers who has completed ISTQB courses and certificates as additional qualifications.
It is obvious that the latter have extensive expertise, but such an ISTQB tester is especially expensive.
Indian ISTQB testers at expert level
When selecting an ISTQB tester, restricting it to only candidates at Advanced or Expert Level is often sensible, because these candidates have a deeper knowledge in addition to valuable practical experience.
A developer who is also an ISTQB tester will have high rates, and is also not necessarily needed. When creating a new test team the additional costs could very well be worth it in some cases.
Programming skills should always be considered valuable, even if the ISTQB tester has never worked as a software developer.
Whatever your decision, an Indian ISTQB will be cheaper in every scenario. At Outsourcing4work we can provide you with a highly qualified ISTQB tester as a temporary or dedicated employee.
Alternatively you can also give over the entire software development to Indian experts who will develop your product either at a fixed rate, or as a branch (light) together with you. In both cases, designated ISTQB testers from India are always on board.
A developer with excellent Delphi knowledge is not just around every corner, and companies who often look for Delphi developers know the problem very well. If an existing Delphi expert leaves, or more support is needed for a new project, good professionals are often expensive.
This is mainly due to the low popularity of this development environment and the continuously declining significance of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
10 year ago Delphi developers were more sought after
Borland introduced Delphi in 1995 as an integrated development environment for Windows applications. With the commercial software package developers could develop applications in Turbo Pascal relatively easily thanks to object oriented programming.
Since 2008 Mac and Linux software can also be developed with Delphi, but these platforms can never give Delphi the same importance as Windows did. Despite this, Delphi is a sophisticated, up-to-date and renowned development environment for Windows, Mac, mobile devices and the Internet of Things. Delphi developers are therefore wanted for complex projects.
Just by looking at the Wikipedia page for integrated development environments, you can see that there are a large number of alternatives. And, in contrast to Delphi, many of them are free. A Delphi user must pay around 6,000 euros for the current version.
Looking for a Delphi developer?
According to statistics from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s leading professional organisation for software developers, Delphi is found on place 29 of the world’s most popular programming languages. The field is led by Java, C and C++, all languages which can develop code for nearly every kind of hardware.
Delphi is still used in established software projects that have more than 10 or 15 years under their belt and are being continuously further developed. If software does not need to be developed completely from scratch, it makes complete sense. And even for completely new developments Delphi is a popular solution. The accompanying tools are state of the art and the documentation is just as first-rate.
Delphi developer needed: and found!
If you are looking for a Delphi developer, you should look at experience more than other programming languages. Since Delphi is relatively easy language to learn, in comparison to other languages, there are many mediocre developers available on the job market.
If you have ever looked for and found a Delphi developer, you will know that you can quickly be overwhelmed by salary negotiations. We can help you further and will easily find you an alternative Delphi professional from India. At Outsourcing4work we have specialised in providing excellent software developers and bring many years of experience with us.
If you would like to take advantage of this cost savings, we will find a Delphi developer for you – either at a fixed-price or on an hourly basis. We can also offer you dedicated employees or a complete branch of your own team in India for larger projects. And thanks to contracts with a European company and our experienced project managers you will always be on the safe side.
If you are looking for a good C++ developer you will quickly run into problems. Maybe you’ve already asked yourself: why are C++ developers so expensive?
There are many programming languages and almost every year a few new ones emerge. Java, C, Python, C#, PHP, Ruby and SQL are some of the best well-known. But there are also a few more exotic ones, such as TypeScript, Rust, Julia and Swift – all new languages in the past few years. Just take a look at the incomplete Wikipedia timeline of programming languages and you will be surprised.
Among all these languages, C++ plays an important role. According to the monthly comparison analysis by Gooroo Insights, a worldwide comparison shows that a C++ developer earns an average of around 90,000 US dollars.
The most important reason for this is the demand for it. According to statistics from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s leading professional organisation for software developers, C++ is the third most popular programming language worldwide. Only C and Java are more popular, but not by much.
And despite the large number of new C++ developers trained every year, it’s nowhere near enough to meet the growing demand.
Why C++ developers are so popular
As C++ developer Bjarne Stroustrup explained in an interview with Infoworld in 2014, no other language even comes close to the efficiency of C++. The code in C++ is extremely fast even for complex tasks. The language is optimised for machine-level programming on a high abstraction level. C++ plays a key role in the development of the most modern IT systems.
Our society is becoming more and more dependent year by year on an even faster working IT infrastructure. Airplanes, cars and trains use computerized control to an ever greater extent. And many companies are feverishly working to link your products via the cloud. You can hardly avoid the use of C++ to handle ever-increasing amounts of data.
Large companies with complex requirement recruit young C++ developers directly from university. They are attracted by generous starting salaries and attractive offers with hands-on training.
C++ developers from overseas
Medium-sized companies with smaller budgets often overlook this solution. They often can’t pay expensive development departments. To implement their own software projects they often need to rely on a third party software developer.
A foreign C++ developer is often especially a great solution to save money. India has not become the largest Outsourcing market for C++ developers over the last two decades for no reason. The Indian IT industry employs around 3 million IT workers, and provides more than half of worldwide Outsourcing software developers on the market.
Outsourcing4work will help you take advantage of this enormous potential. We provide you with C++ developers at a fixed price or hourly, or on request as dedicated employees or a complete branch (light) of your own team in India. Thanks to holding a contract with a European company and our experienced project managers you will always be on the safe side.