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How to Calculate the Number of Developers for Your Startup

As a startup CEO, CTO, or Founder, you know that building a successful product requires a great team of developers. But how many do you need? And how do you calculate the cost?

5 Minutes Read  |  April, 2024  | Our FAQs

3 Asks to determine: How much money do you have to spend on development?

1st: What Tech Stack will you use to build?

The Tech Stack that you choose will greatly impact the number of developers you need. For example, if you're using JavaScript you'll likely need fewer devs than using a complex Tech Stack.

2nd: Project stage affects the number of devs you need

If you're starting, you may need a few devs to build a prototype or MVP. However, if you're further along in the process, you'll likely need a larger dedicated team to build a fully-fledged product.

3rd: What is the time it will take to complete?

Finally, know the time required to complete the project, it will vary the complexity and will help you to determine how many developers you need to hire and the team's size.

Estimate Your Startup's Development Team Size

Once you've determined your budget and chosen a Tech Stack, use these variables to calculate the number of developers you need: For example, if you have a total budget of USD 100,000; the average developer salary in your region is USD 50,000; and you plan to work 40 hours per week:

DevsNumber = ($100,000 / $50,000) / 40 = You would need 2 Devs

💡 Remember, this formula is not exact. To make it more accurate, add the Features and Maturity Jumps amount, the Sprint X-ray (How will you distribute the load according to your dev's role & seniority?), and the confirmed current Glassdoor Tech Stack Dev's Salary ranges in your region...

The Startup cost recipe should be directly relational, where the answer to "How much will the project cost me?" is related to "How many devs do I need?". Use our calculator and also know the Total Cost: per year, month, week, day, hour..., the Tech List, Programming language List, Project Duration, Max Team, Estimate Tickets Number, Jump Duration, and more...

April, 2024

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