A web developer will be to create reliable and high-performing web-based applications and services. Focusing solely on the underlying software and databases, some web developers work on the interface and visual design.
Your job will be to create products that meet clients' needs, meaning work can often be varied, and you may have several projects running simultaneously.
You may also be asked to test sites and applications in different browsers and environments, fix bugs in existing projects or test new features thoroughly to ensure they perform the correct task in all cases.
More technician expects may include building and testing Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for applications to exchange data, researching, incorporating and contributing to open-source projects.
There is no formal qualification needed to become a web developer in the UK, though some employers prefer applicants to have a technical degree. Relevant subjects include:
Knowledge and experience are usually the most important requirements. A relevant degree can provide you with demonstrable knowledge, particularly the fundamental principles of programming and application design.
Career prospects in this job role have a common theme, having usually started your agency or tech organisation career as a junior or entry-level developer, you'll generally progress to a senior or mid-level developer role after around five years. Then, as a senior developer, you'll usually work on more significant projects, be given a greater number of clients and even lead client meetings.
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