Remote work has been the key phrase of 2020, but outsourcing is the king of it since the beginning. And software development companies in Romania know it best when it comes to collaborating with offshore clients. Let’s explore why outsourcing software development in Romania is so popular and why you should consider it for your company. If you’re interested in the topic of outsourcing, check out our article Should I outsource software development?.
You’ve heard of Romania, so you know it has around 20 million inhabitants. But did you know that more than 185,000 of them are IT specialists? More than half of these are specifically working in software development, so the talent pool is extremely attractive. Ranked in the top 20 countries with the best developers in the world, Romania is the rightful leader expertise wise.
In terms of technologies that Romanian IT outsourcing companies are fluent in, the list is vast. From more traditional technologies such as Java or C++ to more modern skills in Blockchain, AI, React Native or HTML5, you can find plenty of companies to put in charge of your software development. At QwertyBit we specialize in technologies such as React JS, Next JS, Unity, Node and MongoDb, just to name a few. Still, our tech stack is not limited to these as we always have an eye on the latest technologies.
Outsourcing in Romania isn’t a great idea just because of its large workforce in the field of software development but also due to the country’s IT infrastructure. With the 3rd fastest broadband internet speed worldwide, according to the Speedtest Global Index, Romania is the place where internet latency is not a concern. These are the results for 2020, but the rankings have been similar in the past years.
Since 2007, Romania is a member of the European Union. This comes with great advantages when you decide to outsource your software development offshore here.
For starters, Romania’s EU membership grants alignment with the US business customs when contracting services. Since the EU fosters international business relations, contracts, agreements and the legal side of outsourcing are easy to implement.
Also, you won’t have to worry about the security of your outsourced proprietary software development. The EU reinforces laws that protect what rightfully belongs to you by contract. Take Romania’s EU membership as a no legal concern assurance!
Travel and accessibility
You can find the county in the heart of Eastern Europe, so think of it as a 3-hour flight from London or a time zone 7 hours ahead of New York City. Getting here is accessible but the geographic location also plays an important role in the working hours’ overlap. Even though the largest country in Eastern Europe, Romania is in just only a single time zone so no matter what provider you choose, the times will stay the same.
Software development providers are spread around the country, but the two main IT centers are in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. We are located in the capital, but since many of our clients come from overseas, our work hours are flexible. International collaborations are easy to establish and maintain since the English proficiency of the IT workforce in Romania is high.
Eastern Europe is known as an outsourcing hot-spot and this isn’t just for the technical capacities available here. The great price it all comes at is a big advantage. Still, it’s not just the cost-effectiveness that shall convince you to work with a Romanian provider. The service quality and international openness are important factors too. More than half of the software companies in the country have offshore clients or are even working exclusively with foreigners.
Software development in Romania is a competitive market where hourly rates start from around $50.
All in all, outsourcing software development to Romania is a great choice if you’re looking for good services at an advantageous price. But also if you want enthusiastic partners to challenge your ideas and find creative ways of knitting the software that your business needs. If you’ve decided to outsource software development in Romania or need more info on the topic, drop us a line!