How much does web software development cost?

How much does web software development cost?

by Sidick Allaladé on 7/07/2022

Updated at 7/02/2023

Designing software or a web application comes with costs. These costs vary depending on several factors. 

Here are several factors affecting the cost of a web application.

Table of contents

1- Features

2- The type of web solutions chosen

3- The hourly rate of your web software provider

4- The web software creation processes used

1- Features

If your web application requires a simple connection to a web interface, in order to fill out a form, it will cost much less. In contrast to a web application which should in addition to doing the previous actions, also send emails, create reports, analyze data, export data, and so on. The associated cost would clearly be different.

Since the list of functionalities of a web application is infinite, therefore you can imagine that the price of a web application is not fixed.

2- The type of web solutions chosen

You can make the same web project, in different programming languages , different modules or external api, and the list goes on.

Salaries for different web application programming languages vary, and the cost of using plug-ins also varies greatly depending on the web solution you choose. 

3- The hourly rate of your web software provider

If you could create your software or web application with a computer science student, compared to a freelance developer, or even compared to a software development company, certainly the hourly rate would not be the same.

Hence the results of your final web software too would not be the same. In the case of a web software development company or agency, the hourly rate generally starts at $80 per hour, and this varies according to the specialties.

A junior or intermediate web developer assigned to create your software will cost less than a more experienced web developer. The expected range would be $80 per hour to $300 per hour and more, with an average of $120/hour.

4- The web software creation processes used

Each service provider has its own specificity in their web software creation process. Some software creation processes may take longer than others, and this for specific reasons in order to have different results. Whether it is for the documentation of your web application, or the prototyping of your web application.

The software creation process used may require a minimum amount of money for the creation of a web application. Some software creation agencies for example, have prices that start at $15,000 while others at $5,000.

Let's consider that your web software creation project is a small web project, and that it will require you about 40 hours of work at $120 per hour including, web project management, unit tests and other resources assigned to the creation of your web app. Well, this web application will cost you $4800. The final price of creating a web application varies enormously. However, this online calculator will give you an idea of the costs of designing your web application. 

Our web agency has already made web applications that cost $5,000, while we have created others starting with budgets of $50,000 that have evolved over time in terms of functionalities that are now worth more than a million.

Sidick Allaladé

Sidick Allalade, is Chief Technology Officer at Oshara INC and co-founder of the Osortoo web application. He loves solving complex IT problems, coding and everything IT. He has a good knowledge of online marketing and IT Governance, Audit and Security.
His experience spans hundreds of projects with companies of all sizes which makes him a valuable asset on any team.

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