Need to hire PHP developers for your project or want to set up a fully functional product team? Then Qubit Labs is exactly what you are looking for. Qubit Labs is offering experienced coders for hire, so that you could extend your in-house team with one offshore PHP developer or get dedicated development team for your project. Read more about setting up dedicated team in our case study.
Qubit Labs takes care about recruiting, retention, HR process and provides office space, equipment, social package to make your team happy. We process payroll and tax accounting for your team. The advantage is that you manage your team on your own and control their performance while we support all back-office.
During a call or meeting discuss your team structure and tech stack, share any specific requests and requirements. We will start a test recruiting period, so you can interview real PHP candidates and see if our service suit your company.
Get the developer’s CV who are ready to join your project. We interview them before and check English level. Choose and interview best ones and to final hiring decision. On average it takes 3-4 weeks to find and hire PHP developers.
We provide office space, hardware, HR and back-office processes support for your development team. You will control performance, set up processes and integrate developers into your organization structure.
Your team starts to work full-time on your project in our office and we support retention, HR management, payrolls and accounting, hardware and provide social package.
We’ve worked with freelancers before but the communications where always tricky, so we decided to augment our team with a more permanent artist to help us ship our title.
We talked and reviewed a few alternatives. In the end decided to go with Qubit for their transparent pricing structure and great value. Unlike other providers, they do not bore you with 1000 documents to sign before they even begin headhunting, and the process is fast, simple and efficient.
Yes, if you need only one developer to work on your project, or you can start with one developer and then add more as your team grows.
We have a few options for you here. Add a Qubit Labs project manager that will work with your team 3-4 hours daily, and ensure the quality of delivery. Another option is when you want to set up a complete software project development team, you might want to hire a full-time project manager that will communicate, control, and manage a team and be responsible for your project delivery. Let us know your requirements and expectations – our consultants will suggest to you the best decision.
Qubit Labs team allows you to hire experienced development teams easily. We understand that different projects require teams with diverse skills depending on the complexity, tech stack, or domain, so we are here to set up a team as quickly as possible. We remain flexible to your needs and requests.
At Qubit Labs we offer a variety of development services and build dedicated teams in a smart and cost-effective way. Our recruiters are always on their quest for the best professionals in every sphere of software development, including PHP developers.
Our hiring experts use a variety of platforms such as LinkedIn, Djinny, Dou, GitHub, etc. to hire offshore PHP devs and build PHP development teams, always trying to expand the sources for the search and look not only at the biggest players in the industry but also giving niche services a chance. At the end of the day, it is the quality of talent that matters.
The interview process at Qubit labs is thorough and every candidate is vetted with the utmost attention. To give a better idea on how the interview process usually goes, we’ve made a shortlist of procedures, tests and tasks a candidate would usually go through. Here is our guide where you can learn more about hiring a PHP developer.
Here we will usually tell the candidate more about the company, what kinds of projects we’ve had, name some ongoing projects as examples, and then get to the project the candidate is interviewing to be on. This part is the most basic compatibility check, getting to know the candidate, learning about their experience, the development services they offer and general work ethic. After the HR interview, we always present the candidate to our client.
The next step is logically to move to the tech skills of the candidate. When the project is big and complex, sometimes this part is even split into two stages. This is the time the candidate gets to meet the PHP development team they would be working with, mutually ask questions, and for the candidate to show their best work both in theory and in practice. Sometimes the candidate is asked to do all of this online.
A task is usually given to candidates applying for positions more skewed towards art, like designers, but it happens that an IT candidate would get a test task, too. More often than not that would happen for a junior position.
The last, and the most pleasant for everyone, part of the process is finally making the candidate an offer. The more transparency and communication there is on this stage of negotiations, the better. The candidate is given a certain time to mould over the offer and then gives us their decision.
Knowledge and expertise beyond the basics
Example of questions:
Question: What is PHP?
Expected Answer: PHP is a script-based programming language that lets software developers dynamically create generated web pages.
Question: What is the currently used PHP version?
Expected Answer: Version 7.1 or 7.2 is the recommended one.
Question: What is the comparison of objects built in PHP?
Expected Answer: To test if two objects are instanced from the same class and have the same attributes and equal values, the operator ‘==’ is used in PHP. We can determine whether two objects are related to the same instance of the same class by using the identity operator ‘===’.
Question: How can PHP and HTML interact?
Expected Answer: You can generate HTML through PHP scripts, and it is possible to pass bits of information from HTML to PHP.
Question: Are multiple inheritances supported in PHP?
Expected Answer: No. PHP supports only single inheritance. (This means that a class can only be extended from one single class by use of the keyword ‘extended’.)
Adaptability to changes in PHP
Example of questions:
Question: What are the differences between PHP 5.6 and 7.x.?
Why ask: The question will help assess the level of familiarity the candidate has of different PHP versions. A lot of companies still use PHP 5.x and such questions are only natural, especially in the framework of migration to the newer version.
Question: What is the PHP version that’s actually used?
Answer: Version 7.1 or 7.2 is the recommended version of PHP.
Example of questions:
Question: An application stopped working. What do you do?
Why ask: Problem-solving and creative thinking is the bread and butter of software development, so pay close attention to how the candidate talks about fixing things that go south. Do they take the time to break the situation down and start the problem-solving with identifying the potential causes? Are they comfortable and confident enough to ask for help and do they know where to go look for answers? What is their reaction if you tell them their first idea for a solution didn’t work?
Question: Share a website or app that bugs you. What’s wrong with it?
Why ask: This sheds some light onto the candidate’s awareness of current issues in web development, as well as their own problem-solving abilities. A good answer to this question is a concrete problem, minimal negativity and a proposed solution. Skilled PHP developers will offer specific solutions to practical issues, like how to improve load times or optimize the user experience.
Question: Please share the experience with some projects you’ve worked on and describe the approach you used in them, from start to finish?
Why ask: This is a good question to start with because you can be immediately let in on the candidate’s work style. This showcases how they analyze and solve problems, manage user feedback, handle QA, and collaborate in a team environment. Their response will also be indicative of their level of enthusiasm for software development.
INFRASTRUCTURE. Our office in Kyiv is fully equipped with hardware and software facilities necessary for trouble-free working process, and complies with the highest security standards.
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS. We make sure to create the best working conditions for offshore PHP developers you hire from us. It’s our job to take care of tea, coffee, lunches, corporate parties and other basics.
ADMINISTRATION. Our company will comply to your company’s policies related to employee work timings. Each dedicated PHP programmer will be motivated to deliver quality on a full-time basis.
RECRUITING. In 99% cases, you can hire PHP developers with Qubit Labs. If there are no corresponding coders available in our pool, we will recruit them for you.
HR MANAGEMENT. Our specialists fully cover onboarding and retention. We ensure that each offshore PHP developer is satisfied with his work.
AGILE PROCESS. PHP development at Qubit Labs is based on Agile practices, ensuring adaptiveness and rapid response to change. Be sure that hired offshore developers work according to the most efficient development methodology.
ACCOUNTING. Forget about headaches and costs related to audits, tax filings and other accounting hassles. Our accounting experts undertake it all.
LEGAL. Company filings and all issues connected to legal compliance are our affair. We guarantee that you will not spend time on things disturbing development and business activities.
Qubit Labs offers PHP programmers for hire skilled in the following technologies: PHPUnit, Zend Framework, CakePHP, Laravel, Symfony, Yii Framework, Joomla, Magento, WordPress, Drupal.
You can hire a PHP programmer or set up entire PHP development team based on your needs and scale of your project. The range of solutions PHP programmers can do for you is fairly broad. Here are the most popular packages:
Our developers can build websites using high-end technologies and design trends. You will get a custom website reflecting the essence of your business.
PHP coders from Qubit Labs can build an online sales platform for your project or help you to raise your current e-commerce presence.
Enhance the reach of your business by creating user-focused, highly innovative and responsive web applications.
PHP developers can deploy cloud solutions to manage business analytics, HR affairs, or whatever you might need.
Our PHP programmers are experts in building user-friendly CMS systems, ERPs that will allow your company to be in control of your business processes.
Qubit Labs can provide 24/7 support services to maintain high level of your website availability.
Let’s go over the basics: PHP is a server-side scripting language one can use to develop a Static or a Dynamic website or a web application. PHP now stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, however it earlier stood for Personal Home Pages where the abbreviation itself comes from. It’s important to know that PHP scripts can only be interpreted on a server with installed PHP. When talking about a PHP file, we mean a file ending in “.php” and containing PHP tags.
Meanwhile, platforms used to create PHP web applications are called PHP frameworks. They contain libraries with pre-packaged functions and classes and, more often than not, elements for software design pattern realization.
Given the limitations, PHP has abundantly used for a variety of tasks and software developers prefer the language when working on all kinds of products. Here are some examples of PHP usage:
E-commerce headlines the list of services for using PHP. Be it a small business or a large enterprise, companies are always looking to create additional streams of revenue online. Knowing how to integrate existing e-commerce solutions or build your own from the ground up, will give you a solid advantage in front of your clientele but It really depends on how much time you are willing to invest in tackling e-commerce.
Whether you are a freelancer or a development company, project management is a vital part of your business. Transparency is a very attractive quality when it comes to any work dynamic, so giving your client a tool that lets them monitor the work progress and provide feedback is going to put you ahead in the race. Ideally, with a good project management system in place, your clients will be thoroughly pleased with the end result.
If you and your PHP development team like a challenge and aren’t scared of a little extra work, you can extend your PHP installation to create desktop applications. It does require some deeper knowledge of PHP and some might say it’s easier to create desktop apps in other languages, but If PHP is your favorite programming language, you can use PHP GTK or ZZEE PHP GUI PHP extensions to get you started on our way to creating beautiful GUI applications.
Consumers like to be connected to the message of the service they’re using as much as they want to be connected to other users of said service. It’s important to provide your customers with support and a good way to use the community resource is creating a forum where users can connect and help each other with product-related issues, and even answer technical questions. This would decrease your workload and give you access to valuable feedback. You can build a PHP-driven online community from scratch, or implement an already developed script onto your website.
It is quite widespread to integrate Facebook with a website using PHP. If that’s something you’d like to try, the Facebook developer’s wiki can help you get started. It explains the Facebook PHP client library and provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to install and use the files from the library. This would be a logical step for Facebook users interested in the back-end of the platform, too.
You can use a pre-made script or write your own, either way, newsletters are a good way to keep in contact with our clients, keep them informed about your services and products, holidays, vacations, and general announcements. These automated newsletters can contain everything you may possibly need to communicate with your clientele. To understand the PHP mailing functions better, one can turn to The PHP online documentation. You can also download and install scripts to use on your website.
If what you’re after is a visual manifestation of ideas and information, you can make your website more visually engaging using PHP, too! You can go to town creating all sorts of charts – pie charts, bar graphs, impulse, dot/scatter, step, candlestick, box & whisker, radar. This is incredibly useful for e-commerce websites or any other sites used to present graphical data in a concise manner.
This would be one of the most common and popular applications of PHP. A good CMS gives your client the freedom to update their website and add content without any in-depth knowledge of HTML and CSS. Some important boxes to tick when creating a good Content Management System are “user friendly”, “extensible”, “produces clean URL’s”, and “search engine friendly”. Again, there are online resources to help you with coding your own CMS, or you can use one of the widely available free or commercial solutions pre-made for your use.
Just PHP’s file handling functions alone will be a great help in creating your own photo gallery. The process is more than simple: start with putting your photos in a single directory, then use PHP’s Exif function to get header information for each photo and create a thumbnail version of it. This is a quick and quirky way to show off your photography.
Using PHP can ease adding pages and elements to your web pages dynamically. You create an HTML page, split it into the header, main content, and footer sections; then add the .php extension to your subsequent pages and use server-side Includes for the header and footer for each new page. As a rule, the more “templated” your site is, the easier it is to switch up the content and keep the website up to date.
WordPress is a uniquely flexible blogging system that you can employ to do practically anything for you – from e-commerce to content management. Having some WordPress experience and some PHP knowledge will put you well on the path to begin plugin development.
Ukraine is a place where you can find the best developers in the world. Clients from USA, Singapore and European countries decide to hire a team here relying on knowledge and skills Ukrainian developers can provide.
The sum includes salaries and Qubit Labs service fee which is clear and transparent. You can see what salary a developer requests on the interview and plan you budget for the future.
We build a team that will work only with your project for as long as you need. Schedule meetings, get reports and know each developer you hire. We don’t apply additional layers of management.
Our recruiting team will show you real candidates before you sign anything. We will start recruiting without any obligations from your side, so you can interview and check the quality of our services and developers.
All developers will work from our office, we cover HR management, payroll, taxes and other administrative routine for you. You can hire more developers at any moment of our cooperation or invite a developer to visit your in-house team.
We welcome offline communications and there is nothing to hide from you :). That’s why most of our clients come to office to visit a team, work alongside for some time, conduct one-to-one meetings or discuss strategic plans together.
PHP is thought to be one of the easiest scripting languages. It doesn’t rely on a manual or intensive studying. PHP syntax is well-structured and follows a simple logic. Anything written in PHP, down to commands is rather straightforward and easy to understand. Hence, software developers find it pleasant to use for optimizations and app development.
Be it pre- during or post-project, PHP structure is highly flexible, which is a scripting language is of vital importance because functionality can change at any stage of the development project. Being able to bring in changes even after starting the project can save a lot of time, and so can the flexibility of command functions.
PHP will run on the majority of operating systems. It’s compatible with different platforms, including UNIX, Solaris and Linux. Effortless integration with other technologies, such as Java, allows for existing software not to require re-development, so, too, time and money saver.
PHP is scalable when used for writing codes and can also be used for creating numerous applications. Depending on the developer’s coding style, PHP can be considered quite an efficient language. It is the programming language developers usually turn to when working on a website that has more than one web page.
PHP is completely free. No need for expensive licenses or certificates. While being free, it can work efficiently with different databases, such as MySQL, Apache, and PostgreSQL. This makes the cost of building a website using PHP come down to a minimum.
A bunch of programming languages are heavied and slowed down by lengthy and complex scripts, but not PHP. A few simple lines of code are sufficient. On top of that, PHP allows tags, and hence, website developers can make the content much more dynamic by adding and/or mixing HTML tags. These tags also allow a lot of room for creativity because there is no need for placing worries – in PHPall is written between tags. Hence, one doesn’t need to write functions and codes in a specific order, as long as said functions and codes remain within the tags.
PHP is well-liked and recognized, this means there are plenty of experts and the competition automatically holds them to high standards. Hiring PHP developers won’t be a hard task as the community keeps itself on its toes, not allowing for stagnation.
All over the world, lots of companies shift to offshore PHP development. This is the way they can pass development to experts and concentrate on their business, considerably reducing between 15 and 55% in labor and overhead costs.
With Qubit Labs, you can hire PHP developer or a team of coders from a database of top Ukrainian programmers. They become your full-time remote employees dedicating time solely to your project, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
We guarantee that offshore PHP development solutions will go beyond your expectations.