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JavaScript Developer

Develop software for a range of applications using knowledge of the JavaScript programming language.

What's it like to be a JavaScript Developer?

A JavaScript Developer is a Software Developer who specialises in the design, testing and implementation of software using the JavaScript programming language. JavaScript should not to be confused with Java - despite sharing similar names, the two are distinctly different programming languages. JavaScript is a scripting language that enables the user to create dynamic content, control multimedia and animate images, as well as many other functionalities.

JavaScript Developer

Tasks and duties

  • Gathering project requirements by liaising with clients and key stakeholders.
  • Analysing requirements and designing suitable solutions and features.
  • Using computer software and hardware to write, modify and test programming code.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing improvements and fixes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
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JavaScript Developers commonly work to a process known as the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which contains six stages: analysis, design, development and testing, implementation, documentation, and evaluation.

JavaScript Developers may work within companies where new software is created, digital agencies, or the IT department of other business. They usually work in a team environment, and can also be employed on a freelance or contractual basis.

What can I earn as a JavaScript Developer?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a JavaScript Developer is between $120k and $140k

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How to become a JavaScript Developer


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It is possible to work as a JavaScript Developer without formal qualifications, however employers may prefer individuals to have qualifications in the field of computer science.

  1. Complete a qualification in Computer Science with a focus on software development. This could be a Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115) or a Bachelor degree majoring in Software Development.
  2. Look to secure a placement in an internship program while studying. This will provide you with relevant experience as well as guidance and mentorship from experienced Software Developers.
  3. Complete an online or in-person course specialising in JavaScript.

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Diploma of Information Technology

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Bachelor of Software Engineering

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