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Web Development Company: Find and Hire the Best One for your Project

  • 11-12 min read
  • January 18, 2022
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These days finding web developers seems to be a simple task. There are thousands of web development agencies on the market. They all have websites that can be accessed easily. However, when you start searching for a perfect team to build your project, you realize that it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. The choice is so wide that making a decision becomes a real problem. 

So, where should you start? What criteria should you take into account while making a final choice? In this blog post we will provide you with the answers to these and many more other questions, and in the end you will be able to choose a right agency and hire web developers to build your solution. 

Tips on how to find web developers

To begin with, you need to ask yourself a couple of important questions. Do I need several web developers or a cohesive web development team? What is my budget for the project? What kind of web solution do I need and what features are mandatory? Once you’ve decided what team you need, what project you are going to build and what your requirements are, it is time to proceed with looking for your web development team. 

There are a few ways to get web developers services:

  • You can gather an in-house team.
  • You can  delegate software development to a freelancer.
  • You can outsource the development of your project.

Based on our experience, we can say that the first option is rather time consuming and expensive. The second option is too risky and chances are that you will end up with not so perfect solution. And the third option offers great price/quality ratio. In fact, you can save at least 50% of your costs by outsourcing. We will get back to all pros and cons of all three options a little bit later, and now let’s proceed to no less important step.

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Good to know
Our business experts have analyzed specificities of in-house development and outsourcing and shared their insights in this blog post. Check it out to find more useful tips on selection of the development team.

Explore reliable platforms

Before hiring any web developers, you need to surf the market, see what options are available, compare them and choose the most suitable development partner. There are several trustworthy platforms that can make your research much easier. Let’s take a look at a short list of platforms that rate development companies and have all crucial information:

goodfirms logoGoodFirms – a platform that connects businesses with high-quality service providers that work with different technologies and develop all kinds of solutions. On GoodFirms you can easily find a right development partner. All of them are divided by rates and categories, range of offered services, and there are also verified reviews left by their clients. For example, GBKSOFT rate on GoodFirms is 5 and we are proud to be among the best companies. By looking at our page you can see our hourly rates, minimum project size, number of technicians we have. All this information helps you to decide with what company to start cooperation. 

clutch logoClutch – an IT market research platform where you can easily check the rate of a company, its size, main technical focus, etc. It combines data-driven content, verified reviews and leaders matrix. Clutch is a great time saver where you can easily find whatever company you need by simply using an advanced search. You can check GBKSOFT profile there to see how everything is organized and what services we specialize in. Our  rate on Clutch is 4.9 based on 33 reviews of our satisfied clients.

awwwardsAwwwards – a platform that recognizes and promotes the talent and effort of the best developers, designers, and web agencies from all over the world. This catalogue is used for the design evaluation and GBKSOFT has 14 projects and 5 honorable mentions there. So by looking through different projects on Awwwards you can get an idea of what the teams are capable of – what designs they create, for what business projects, what trends they follow, and so on. 

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PRO Tip
Once you’ve selected a development team, you can check their portfolio, awards and certificates right on their website. Professional recognition is important and it proves that the team is really professional, experienced and reliable.

Define your project and choose cooperation model

You need to think about your project before starting cooperation with any developers of your choice. All web development projects are different, and without knowing your project size and goals, it is hard to decide which team will suit your project the best. Here are the main types of web projects:

  • A simple web project includes building a simple website, or integrating additional features to the existing one. These features might be a contact form, a CTA button, a new template design, a subscription button, and so on. 
  • Medium complexity web projects include the development of static or dynamic web apps, online stores, and other services that require integration of other solutions such as CRM, CMS, various databases, AI chatbots, and others. 
  • Large-sized web projects such as social networks require not only a bunch of sophisticated technologies but also integration with cloud hosting servers to store all their user data and process it in real time. 

At this stage, you also need to define your specific business challenges, the reason you need to find web developers in the first place. For example, you may need a full team to develop a project from scratch, or maybe your goal is to extend your in-house team, or you just require an implementation of a new technology but lack some specialists. 

types of projects

Depending on your current business challenge and need, you will end up choosing the most suitable cooperation model:

  • dedicated development team;
  • team extension; 
  • total project outsourcing;
  • managed team. 

We have covered all these models in one of our posts, so take a couple of minutes to read it carefully. Whatever cooperation type you’ll choose, with GBKSOFT you can be sure that your project will be of highest quality. Our team of experts strive to optimize your project by offering a discovery stage. It is a pre-development activity that includes gathering all information and holistic research.

We offer a consultation with our Business Analyst who helps to define business goals and choose the best solution for your project. So as a result, the client receives correctly defined project requirements, specifications, and design concepts. This is very important as well-written technical documentation helps to avoid numerous development risksLet’s look how it works at GBKSOFT:

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Criteria to hire web development team

To choose the right team for your project, you need to use an integrated approach. So you should pay attention to:

  • Real reviews and recommendations of company clients. Don’t be afraid to ask your potential partner if you can talk to some of their previous clients. 
  • An estimation price that shouldn’t differ from the average price on the market. If the price is lower by 20-30% than the average rate, in future, they will find how to catch up on the price.
  • The qualification of developers. Your project may need middle or senior developers, so make sure the company of your choice has enough specialists of necessary qualification to complete your project. 
  • Domain expertise of a company. If they’ve developed solutions for your business niche or specialize in certain kind of business software, then go for this team and hire it. The end result will be exactly as you expect.
  • Payment model. The company of your choice may follow one of the many payment models such as dedicated team, time & materials, fixed price, hybrid or else. You can read more information about payment models in this blog post.

For example, here at GBKSOFT, we focus on several domains and can be sure that we have enough experience to be your reliable partner and development guide in the following areas: web and mobile applications for business, social networks, Fintech, SaaS, healthcare, marketing, travel and booking portals, Internet of Things, educational websites, etc. Our expertise lies in cloud solutions, embedded software, Machine Learning & AI, DevOps and BI & Data Science.

GBKSOFT is a custom software development partner with innovative technologies that bring the digital transformation benefits to your business. Our team has experience in web and mobile app development in a wide range of business niches by bringing such services as:

  • development of MVP,
  • development of software from scratch,
  • software modernization and integration,
  • discovery stage for all projects;
  • dedicated and team extension services,
  • business digitalization,
  • design services,
  • software maintenance.

We are honing our skills in the following technologies:

our tech stack

No matter which criteria you choose to use, the crucial indicators of a reliable team are always the same. And here they are:

Portfolio

By choosing a partner, the first thing to look at is surely the portfolio. Portfolio helps to understand what industries the company works with and what experience it has. Browsing through their cases, pay attention not only to design but also to the technologies used, business goals of the project (if mentioned), and all the additional information available. Your task is to understand whether the team has the relevant expertise to complete your own project.

At GBKSOFT, we have more than 200 clients over 10 years of work, 700 projects successfully completed by our software engineers. We develop web and mobile apps for different business industries and there are many outstanding cases in our portfolio. We are also experienced in web portal development. Here are our cases we are proud of:

  1. CTRL Golf is an IoT-powered mobile app that helps players to play golf or to improve golf playing skills. It was developed on the idea of training statistics. 
  2. INCINQ is a multifunctional blind date app with a big range of features; it was developed with the help of php7 technology. 
  3. HDR Print is an app for a printing company that allows to manage orders and optimize order placements. It offers a very useful calculator widget that improves the overall customer experience on the website.
  4. ZempCenter is a sales mobile app that was developed for the business intelligence industry; it helps to structure the processes of sales reports. 
  5. Leo is a complex construction management system that helps employees to manage a full flow of stone production.
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Reviews and references

Check out whether the web development team has positive reviews. Satisfied clients and their reviews are proof of a company’s expertise. At GBKSOFT, we have 97% of satisfied clients. There are reliable sources where it is easy to check a real company’s rate (we mentioned them at the beginning of the article). Such platforms as Clutch, for example, even have moderation and client interviews they conduct, so the reviews here are trustworthy.

GBKSOFT's reviews

Pricing

And finally, it’s always about the money, right? Generally, web developers from the U.S. and UK charge about $100-200 per hour. India-based developers have the lowest hourly rates which are less than $25/hour but their quality is uncertain. The Eastern and Northern Europe specialists are known to be the golden mean, as the hourly rates are about $25-50 while the level of expertise is rather high.

As you can see, the cost of web development varies depending on the region and the level of expertise. In case you were interested in the average hourly rates of specialists at GBKSOFT, here they are:

Tech specialists Hourly rates
Business Analyst $32-49
Designer $34-47
Mobile developers $30-57
Web developers $34-62
Front-end specialists $26-34
QA specialists $22-39
DevOps $38
Project Manager $32-57

Bottom line

In this article, we explained the difference between outsourcing and in-house software development. The first one should not be associated with low-profile deliverables and last-resort decisions. Many well-known tech companies have delegated some parts of their work to other teams, and the results have been incredible.

If you know you’re not going to build an in-house team, be very careful when signing a contract with a vendor. Discuss how much responsibility you want your service provider to assume so that you can be sure that no part of the required solution will be missing or malfunctioning. But having determined the strategy and narrowed it down, it’s much easier to find a web developer for your project who will totally meet your expectations.

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Here is a checklist:
– company’s experience
– reviews and references
– company’s portfolio cases
– how the pricing is made
– what core services company offers
– how accessible is the website going to be
Our team of skilled experts includes business analysts, project managers, frontend and backend developers, designers, and the QA specialists. We provide full involvement and dedication right from the start of the project. With our list of awards, client reviews, and experience we gained from accomplished projects, you can be sure about the high performance, quality and reliability choosing GBKSOFT as your web development partner.
Among the trendy technologies are Artificial Intelligence, motion UI design, JavaScript, progressive web applications and single-page applications

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I am mainly focused on enterprise mobility and digital business transformation, and highly curious about all emerging tech trends. Before writing about any topic I try to find answers to a lot of questions and perform serious fact checking.
Alexandra Rostovtseva

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Being a proficient leader with over 10 years of experience in Project and Product Management, Business Development and Sales, I have strong skills in Negotiations, Crisis, Client and Risk management. Being an outstanding communicator I’m also a good mentor and leader in the tech industry. Experience and expertise are the key foundations in my ability to provide deep insights into the industry and as result I’ve also been published or was a contributor to several tech and business articles.
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Comments (2)

Alicia Thomas
Nov 15, 2021 at 3:45 PM

I appreciate the efforts which are shared here that help us to hire developers for developing websites or web applications. keep sharing more information.

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Charlotte Fleet
Jul 30, 2021 at 12:53 AM

Thank you so much for your suggestions on how to select the best web development service for your company, Elena. I like how you said that it is a good idea to make sure the service you are considering has good reviews online. I would think that it could also be useful to talk to other business owners in your industry and get recommendations for good web developers.

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