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PHP Developer

Specialise in the design and implementation of software for a range of applications using the PHP programming language.

What's it like to be a PHP Developer?

A PHP Developer is a Software Developer who specialises in the design, testing and implementation of software using the PHP programming language. PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a scripting language that allows developers to write dynamically generated content quickly and is commonly used to add additional functionality to web pages.

PHP Developer

Tasks and duties

  • Liaising with clients and stakeholders to gather and define project requirements.
  • Designing solutions and features to meet project requirements.
  • Using computer software and hardware to write and modify programming code.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing improvements and fixes.
  • Solving problems using logic and methodical testing processes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
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PHP Developers usually 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. They work with computers daily and are often employed in teams at large companies where new software is created, at digital agencies or within the IT department of a business. Like other Software Developers, they may also work freelance on a contractual basis.

What can I earn as a PHP Developer?

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PHP Developer roles in AUS were typically advertised between $90k and $120k over the last 6 months.
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How to become a PHP Developer


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It is possible to work as a PHP Developer without formal qualifications, however it may be advantageous 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. Seek out opportunities to complete 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 PHP.

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Latest PHP Developer reviews

Latest reviews from 2 PHP Developers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
I would automate whole world but I do not have enough life.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
There are more jobs and salary is good. No need to do any physical activity (lifting, pushing etc). Clean. Make's think.
The challenges
Eyes. Exercises may help, however I always forget to do exercise. Spine aches after sitting for a long time. Constant improvement and learning new things as technology never stays at the same place.
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Oct 2018
I enjoy being a developer
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Information Technology
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
The good things
Very interesting role. Different tasks and challenges every day.
The challenges
You have to be updated to the latest technologies. You shouldn't stop learning.
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