The SDLC Process With Roles to Hire & Salaries

Software development continues to be a top priority for a majority of enterprise businesses.

Companies like yours rely on building or buying software for everything from automation functionality to cloud integration.

As innovative software solutions become more central to improving the function and efficiency of your business, you’ll need to hire for your next software development lifecycle (SDLC).

We know this can be daunting, so we’ve mapped out the exclusive SDLC hiring trends and tips you’ll need to net an effective SDLC squad that delivers an error-free software solution by your deadline.

What is SDLC?

SDLC stands for Software Development Life Cycle and is a term used to describe the various stages that an organization goes through when developing software. It is typically comprised of several parts:

  • Planning
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Testing
  • Maintenance

This process ensures that all steps are taken to develop the highest quality software product possible.

SDLC methodologies and hiring tips

A hiring manager or employer needs to be aware of the different SDLC methodologies in order to understand how the development process works and how it affects their business.

Additionally, they should also have an understanding of each stage in the SDLC process and what its goals are so they can make educated decisions about their hiring decisions for software projects.

As the largest national staffing agency specializing exclusively in IT, Tech, and Digital Marketing talent, we have years of experience placing professionals that make up the SDLC.

Based on our most recent placements, here is a sample of the SDLC hiring trends and tips we’ve uncovered to enable you to make more informed hiring decisions.

SDLC project management

The best time to hire project managers is in Q2 and Q4. 

Based on our data and what we’ve seen recently in the marketplace, demand for Project Managers increases in Q1 and Q3 as companies begin hiring for their beginning and end-of-year SDLC needs.

To ensure access to the skilled PM talent you need, do your hiring in Q2 and Q4.

You’ll hire earlier than your competitors when the demand (and average salary ranges) are lower.

SDLC business analytics

Hire BAs that can articulate analytical processes to the common user. 

In the hiring process for Business Analysts, it’s crucial to test out their ability to translate their analytical process into layman’s terms.

This is so, later on, there is no difficulty in translating the BA’s insights to your SDLC team so they can easily understand how the requirements of the project were determined.

SDLC software development

Pay more for subject matter experts initially. 

Software Developers are the most expensive element of the SDLC.

Cut costs by paying a premium initially for a Developer versed in the subject matter of your project and then hiring middle-tier developer talent for the remaining development needs to offset this initial premium.

SDLC Quality Assurance

Stay in touch with your recruiter to retain top QA talent. 

Businesses typically prefer to use the same QA contractors or consultants for numerous software development lifecycles since these experts are already familiar with the brand and nuances of the tech they’ll be analyzing.

Maintain regular communication with a recruiter to provide your QA contractors to keep this talent accessible for future software-based projects.

Software Development Life Cycle Jobs & Salary Ranges

Whether you build or buy, you’ll need a solid SDLC team for implementation or development needs.

Ensure your annual budget allows for these talent needs by checking out these key software development salary facts.

Project management salary range

Avg. Salary Range: $85,000-$123,000

Avg. Bill Rate: $149/hr

Business analyst salary range

Avg. Salary Range: $79,000-$166,000

Avg. Bill Rate: $122/hr

Software development salary range

Avg. Salary Range: $70,000-$250,000

Avg. Bill Rate: $160/hr

Quality assurance (QA) salary range

Avg. Salary Range: $80,000-$200,000

Avg. Bill Rate: $140/hr

Starting the SDLC process

Software solutions are a crucial tool to the continued success of your business.

Guarantee you are making the best financial investment by following these SDLC hiring trends and tips for your software development-based hiring needs. Trust us; you’ll be happy you did.

For access to even more exclusive SDLC salary info, download our annual Salary Guide today.

If you lack the project management, software development, business analysis, or QA talent you need for your next SDLC project, contact Mondo now. We have high-end, niche talent you won’t find anywhere else.

Looking to hire top-tier Tech, Digital Marketing, or Creative Talent? We can help.

Every year, Mondo helps to fill over 2,000 open positions nationwide.

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