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How to Hire the Best OpenCart Developers

Similar to Shopify and WooCommerce, OpenCart is a free, open source and PHP-based online e-commerce platform that also uses HTML components and a MySQL database. Available under the GNU General Public License, the platform can support various languages and currencies.

Various large firms, startups, and independent sellers use OpenCart to establish their online brand or store due to the following reasons:

  • OpenCart provides customisable templates
  • It features an automatic image resizing
  • The platform contains a wide variety of categories and products
  • OpenCart can support multi-language and multi-currency services
  • It allows more than 20 payment gateways
  • Documentation is available for free
  • OpenCart is SEO and mobile-friendly
  • Businesses are secure with its fraud management services such as ClearSale

As of May 2016, the number of online stores using OpenCart has already reached 342,000. It had already surpassed Magento with just 90,000 sites. Due to its wide range of available features and extensions, OpenCart is recommended for e-commerce stores of all sizes, budget, and industry.

Why should you hire an OpenCart developer?

Build a brand-consistent online store
Hiring an OpenCart developer allows you to further customise your chosen template or create an online store from scratch, according to your branding. In addition, your OpenCart developer can build feature-rich and interactive online stores or mobile apps that cater to all industry verticals making your online store more engaging. The more visually appealing your online store is, the more it can attract more users and eventually convert them into customers.

Test your online store before going live
With an OpenCart developer, you can ensure that a feature or a website is tested, debugged, and quality checked before it goes live. By doing so, you make sure that all features on your site work, that all content is correct and that the online store will work on multiple devices.

Easily develop and maintain your online store
Having your own OpenCart developer building and maintaining your online store can ensure that you have someone knowledgeable and dedicated to improving your site. As an entrepreneur, you don’t have to worry about technicalities especially if you’re not familiar with web development. As long as you have a vision for your online store, your OpenCart developer can execute it according to your requirements. As a result, you can focus on managing your remote team, selling your products, and growing your business.

What technical skills should you look for when hiring OpenCart developers?

When you hire OpenCart developers, hiring managers must properly assess if a candidate’s technical skills are compatible with your project requirements. Aside from having a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any related field, here are the ideal technical skills employers should look for when hiring an OpenCart developer:

  • Experience in developing OpenCart projects across industries
  • Broad knowledge and proven experience in the following technologies: PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, XML, Zend, jQuery, AJAX
  • Familiar with databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL, among others
  • Good understanding of concepts such as MVC (Model-View-Controller), SVN (Subversion), e-commerce, social media business intelligence, and OOPS (Object Oriented Programming System)
  • Familiar with Bootstrap and Apache

Remember that technical requirements may still vary depending on your project scope and specifications.

How much is the usual rate for OpenCart Developers?

To get an idea of an OpenCart developer’s salary, here’s a quick list of their average annual salary and hourly rates based on these four countries. All salaries and hourly rates are based on IT Jobs Watch, Neuvoo, PayScale and Indeed.

  Average OpenCart Developer Annual Salary Average OpenCart Developer Hourly Rate
United Kingdom GBP 42,750 GBP 18.70
United States USD 74,380 USD 46
Canada CAD 97,500 CAD 50
Australia AUD 65,549 AUD 28.97

To significantly reduce costs on operations and recruitment, small and large businesses across the globe opt to outsource their software development by availing services and partnering with a reliable IT offshore partner.

At Cloud Employee, we provide businesses with cost-effective solutions for firms that want to expand operations without the risk, high cost, and hassle. As such, we offer competitive industry rates when you hire offshore OpenCart developers to make IT outsourcing more convenient to businesses in the UK and across the world.

If you want to learn more about various offshore IT rates, here’s a helpful article on offshore developer rates from popular outsourcing regions.

What interview techniques should you use to hire the best OpenCart developers?

When you hire OpenCart developers, remember that the interview’s purpose is to assess a candidate’s skills in just a short amount of time and not to intimidate candidates with challenging questions or activities. As such, here are a few recommended interview techniques and questions that employers can apply or ask to hire the best OpenCart developers.

Have them describe the structure of their recent project
Ask candidates to discuss the most recent application they finished. If needed, they may also use a sheet of paper or a whiteboard to further discuss and illustrate their project. By using this interview method, employers can determine two things:

First, employers can quickly recognise whether an OpenCart developer has a solid background in web development and the OpenCart platform. By discussing their recent project, employers can see what other skills a candidate possesses that is not written in their CV. In addition, having candidates explain their project will demonstrate how involved or committed they were during the project.

Second, employers can tell whether a candidate has a good ability to explain a technical concept. Check whether it can be understood by a non-technical person. Aside from this, it is also recommended to keep an eye on the candidate’s non-verbal cues when presenting and check for ideal soft skills such as leadership and communication skills. The ability to explain technicalities to a non-tech person is a must-have trait you should look for especially if you are hiring for a senior role.

Conduct technical tests
Many would think this is a usual part of the hiring process, but unfortunately, this is a process often overlooked by some companies when hiring developers. To thoroughly screen candidates, developers must demonstrate their expertise by passing a technical test. Employers may opt to conduct free or paid online programming tests that give an insight into how your candidates think and work. When you hire the best OpenCart developers, it is recommended to hire developers who are not only good at coding, but also great at problem-solving.

If you can’t conduct a technical test, employers may require candidates to write a sample code (5-10 lines of code or 2-3 sample codes) instead. This gives employers insight on the developer’s expertise in his or her language or framework.

Here is a sample test question that you can ask your OpenCart candidate to code.

Q: What is wrong with the following set of code? Explain and write its correct form.

if ($my_example == 1)
{
class ModelExampleExample extends Model
{
public function addExample()
{
}
else
{

A: This is one of the basics when coding on OpenCart (and PHP) development. The braces should not be written in a new line and instead, should always be on the same line and typed with a space before it. This is how it should be written:

if ($my_example == 1) {
class ModelExampleExample extends Model {
public function addExample() {
} else {

Q: Give an example of a blog extension structure for OpenCart.

A:

<?php
class ControllerCmsBlog extends ***Controller*** {
// If no method is called index is called by default
public function index() {
}
}

How can Cloud Employee help you?

Cloud Employee is a UK-managed IT offshore company that aims to connect global startups and companies to the best offshore software, web, and mobile developers. Hiring offshore OpenCart developers enables small to large businesses establish their online presence and easily grow their business while reducing costs on operations and development. With us, hiring offshore OpenCart developers can save businesses from losing time, money, and effort.

To start hiring your offshore OpenCart developer with us, simply reach us and let us know IT staffing needs such as your preferred technical expertise, years of professional experience, and other requirements. Our dedicated recruitment team will then conduct a local sourcing of the best available OpenCart developers who match your qualifications. Afterwards, we forward CVs of shortlisted applicants and from this list, you select the OpenCart developers whom you like to move forward to the online interview and technical testing. No commitment will be made until you are fully satisfied with your chosen offshore OpenCart developer.

Once onboard, your offshore OpenCart developer will exclusively and directly work with you under your rules and standards during the same time zone as yours inside our modern offices. As your reliable offshore partner, Cloud Employee will provide your offshore OpenCart developer with the necessary OS, software, tools and hardware based on your technical specifications.

We also provide a full day-to-day technical support to your offshore developer by providing a fast internet connection, among others. This ensures that communication and collaboration are seamless between the in-house and offshore team.

What also separates Cloud Employee from other IT outsourcing agencies is that we go beyond recruitment and technical support as we also handle all general administrative and back-office tasks such as HR, licenses, taxes, payroll, and more. We take care of back-office tasks, so you can focus on growing and managing your team.

With Cloud Employee, you can hire dedicated OpenCart developers with a broad range of skill set: PHP, PHP web development, MySQL, SQL, front-end technologies (HTML5, CSS3, Javascript), AJAX, Apache, nginx, Linux/Unix-based server OS.

What is the dedicated hiring model?

This unique business model allows seamless communication and collaboration between an in-house and offshore team as they work together during the same time zone. As such, the dedicated hiring model minimises miscommunication and remote work issues on both teams and enables the offshore OpenCart developer or team to be part of the in-house team’s infrastructure and methodologies.

Because of these benefits, many prefer incorporating this model and consider it as one of the best engagement models for companies with offshore teams. Another advantage to this model is that it enables in-house teams to flexibly request additional offshore developers at any given time during the project’s development. Because of this flexible and practical arrangement, companies can easily grow or minimise their offshore team members.

Pros

  • The dedicated hiring model is recommended for long-term projects with undefined project scope and requirements.
  • Despite its undefined nature, the budget can still be estimated.
  • This is recommended for entrepreneurs or managers who prefer to handle their offshore team hands-on.
  • Having the offshore team directly work with their in-house team or client enables full monitoring of the project’s progress and quality.
  • By integrating the offshore developer as an extension of the in-house team, the offshore OpenCart developer gains a better understanding of the in-house team’s objectives and expectations.
  • The offshore developer or development team work exclusively for you. 

The dedicated hiring model is recommended for businesses that:

  • Prefer to directly communicate and work with a dedicated offshore OpenCart developer
  • Prefer to minimise on costs in terms of recruitment and operations
  • Require a scalable and flexible offshore team during the project

Combining the dedicated hiring model and Cloud Employee’s 20 years of experience in the IT outsourcing industry, our dedicated team offers an efficient, effective and unique business model. Our dedicated developer model has simplified the difficult and hassle recruitment and hiring process, made working practices more flexible and efficient, and bridged the gap between the in-house and offshore teams—all for a competitive industry rate. As such, Cloud Employee believes our business model actually works better than IT outsourcing.

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