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Senior Shopify Developer
13 years of experience

Equipped with over 8 years of work experience  focusing in front end development, system analysis and design, application development, testing and sup. . .

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Brad has 9 years of development experience with PHP and Drupal. He does end-to-end Drupal from design architecture to development (backend, site build. . .

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How much is the usual rate for Shopify Developers?

To know the rate of a Shopify developer, here’s a quick list of a Shopify developer’s salary and hourly rates based on three different countries. All salaries and hourly rates are based on IT Jobs Watch, Neuvoo, and PayScale.


     Average Shopify Developer Annual Salary       Average Shopify Developer Hourly Rate   
   United Kingdom    GBP 40,000 GBP 35
   United States USD 88,875 USD 45.58
   Canada CAD 36,400 CAD 18.67


To effectively cut costs on recruitment and operations, many small to large businesses opt to outsource their software development instead by availing services and partnering with a reliable IT offshore agency.


At Cloud Employee, our mission is to give cost-effective business solutions to companies that want to expand operations without the risk, high cost, and hassle. As such, we offer competitive industry rates for hiring offshore Shopify developers to make IT outsourcing more convenient and available to businesses in the UK and across the world.


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

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

When you hire the best Shopify developers, remember that the purpose of the interview is to have a good understanding of a candidate’s capabilities in just a short amount of time. The interview process does not and should not aim to intimidate candidates with difficult or puzzling questions. As such, here are a few recommended interview techniques and questions that hiring managers can do or ask to hire the best Shopify developers.


Ask to describe the structure of their recent project
Have the Shopify candidates discuss the most recent application they finished. If possible, provide them with a sheet of paper or a whiteboard so that they can further illustrate and discuss their project. By using this interview method, hiring managers or recruiters can determine two things:


First, recruiters can immediately recognise whether a Shopify developer has a solid background in web development and the Shopify platform. By discussing their recent project, it can also show other skills a candidate may possess that is not included in their CV such as knowledge of other tools and technologies, and soft skills such as good collaboration skills. In addition, recruiters can see how involved or committed the candidate was with the project with how they can clearly elaborate project details.


Second, recruiters can assess a candidate’s ability to clearly explain a technical concept. Can the discussion be easily understood from a non-technical person’s point of view? Aside from this, it is also recommended to keep an eye on the candidate’s non-verbal cues when presenting to see if a candidate possesses ideal soft skills such as public speaking and leadership. The ability to explain technicalities to a non-tech person is a necessary skill to look for especially if you are hiring for a leadership role.


Conduct technical tests
Unfortunately, conducting a technical exam is a process that is often overlooked by most companies when hiring Shopify developers. To thoroughly screen candidates, developers must demonstrate their expertise by passing a technical test. Recruiters may opt to conduct free or paid online programming tests that give an insight into how a Shopify developer thinks and works. When you hire the best Shopify developers, it is recommended to look for candidates who are not only good at coding, but also great at problem-solving.


If it’s not possible to give an online technical test, employers may ask candidates to demonstrate their expertise by writing sample code. This can give recruiters an idea on how knowledgeable a developer is with his framework or language with just an average of 5-10 lines of code (two or three sample codes).


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


Q: Let’s say you are working on an apparel shop where it requires to have a set of products with the same product description but the customer needs to be informed of the different washing instructions per apparel such as washing with hot or cold water. How will you do this with just one product liquid template?


Use the following namespace, key and value:

 Namespace Key Value
Instructions Wash Cold water
Instructions Dry Tumble dry


A: The developer should be able to use metafields and use the four components above.

For washing instructions:

{% assign instructions = product.metafields.instructions %}
{% assign key = 'Wash' %}
<p>Washing instructions: {{ instructions.Wash }}.</p>

Wash instructions: Cold water.

For drying instructions:

{% assign instructions = product.metafields.instructions %}
{% assign key = 'Dry' %}
<p>Drying instructions: {{ instructions.Dry }}.</p>

Drying instructions: Tumble dry.

How can Cloud Employee help you?

A UK-managed offshore IT service provider, Cloud Employee bridges the gap between tech companies and the best offshore software, web, and mobile developers. Hiring offshore Shopify developers enables online independent sellers and established businesses to easily grow or reduce operations or development and to offer more services or products. With us, hiring Shopify developers can save teams and businesses from losing time, money, and effort.


To start hiring offshore Shopify developers, simply send us your job description and requirements such as your preferred programming expertise and technical background, years of experience in the field, and other requirements. Our dedicated team will then conduct a custom search for the best available Shopify developers who match your criteria. We will then forward CVs of shortlisted applicants and from this list, you choose the Shopify developers who will move forward to the online interview and technical testing. We will not hire a candidate until you are fully satisfied with a developer’s skill set.


Once onboard, your offshore Shopify developer will exclusively and directly work with you during the same time zone and work hours as yours inside our modern offices. As your reliable offshore partner, Cloud Employee will also provide and support your offshore Shopify developer with the necessary software and hardware based on your technical specifications. We also provide a fast internet connection and full technical support so that communication and collaboration are seamless between the in-house and offshore team.


Aside from these, Cloud Employee goes beyond recruitment and technical support as we also handle all general administrative and back-office tasks such as HR, taxes, payroll, licences and more. This enables you and your offshore Shopify developer to focus on managing and developing your application or project.


With Cloud Employee, you can hire offshore Shopify developers with a broad range of skill sets in related technologies like Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Liquid tempting languages, front-end technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript), REST, SQL, SASS, AJAX, XML, SSL.

What is the dedicated hiring model?

The Dedicated Hiring Model allows both in-house and offshore teams to communicate and collaborate seamlessly as both teams working during the same time zone. As such, this model minimises communication and remote work issues on both teams and enables the offshore Shopify developer or team to be part of the in-house team’s infrastructure and methodologies.


Because of these benefits, many consider it to be one of the best engagement models for companies with offshore teams. In addition, in-house teams can flexibly request additional offshore developers and other resources at any given time during the project’s development. As such, companies, from startups to large firms, can easily grow or minimise team members.



  • This model works best for long-term projects with indefinite or undefined project scope and requirements
  • Even though the project scope is undefined, the budget is still predictable.
  • For hands-on clients, they can flexibly control and monitor recruitment and management of their offshore team
  • Ensuring the quality of every product or software is easier since clients can check and evaluate the progress of an application’s development
  • The offshore Shopify developer gains a better idea of his or her in-house team’s objectives and expectations
  • The offshore developer or development team work exclusively for you


This model suits businesses that:

  • Prefer to work with a dedicated Shopify developer
  • Prefer to cut down on costs especially in terms of recruitment and operations
  • Would need a scalable and flexible offshore team during the project’s development

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

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