Poland has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, which underlines the fact that it’s a stable country for IT outsourcing. As a result, more and more people are interested in new technologies and choose IT studies, which has led to a rise in the number of talented developers available for hire. What are the reasons why Poland has become the top outsourcing destination for web development? Read below.
With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force, the importance of data protection was brought to everyone’s attention. Choosing countries within the EU, such as Poland or Hungary, which abide by the same data protection legislation as the Western European countries. GDPR gives companies guidelines on how they can operate and manage the data.
Polish development teams are widely recognized as the best software developers in the world. They get the highest ranks in international programming contests, such as Google Code Jam, Microsoft Imagine Cup, the Central European Programming Contest (CEPC), TopCoder, they are currently ranked 5th in the world in the Top Coder ranking, and 3rd at Hackerrank.
One of the main reasons Poland has become an IT hub and outsourcing destination has to do with its location. It has become an advantage for companies in the UK and Germany who will not be affected by time zone changes if so only 1 hour. The closer location and overlapping work times the better communication is. Meaning less frustration and speeding up of a development process.
Communication is key to mastering any job role or team project. Poland is ranked 13th in the world for English skills in the (EF English Proficiency Index 2018), English is a standard in Polish schools and many software houses even provide English courses as a job perk. This small culture gap can improve product management, code delivery, and most importantly communication.
High code quality and lower costs
Professional software development is never cheap, even if you are outsourcing. Many companies, whether start-ups or big businesses are always looking for high-quality software development that is not too expensive. According to the Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL), you can find and hire highly experienced Polish developers for under $3.000 a month. This is due to the lowest labour costs within the European Union. This results in many web development companies being attracted to outsource their developers from Poland, not only for their lower costs but also for their brilliant skill set.
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