What's it like to be a Web Developer?
Tasks and duties
- Analysing project requirements and designing solutions and features.
- Creating wireframes and virtual prototypes to illustrate project specifics.
- Using computer software and hardware to write and modify programming code.
- Testing code for bugs and implementing improvements and fixes.
- Developing testing and validation processes.
- Deploying code to the live environment.
- Backing up website to mitigate risk in event of disaster or online attacks.
- Controlling and enforcing ongoing security and safe hosting of websites through testing processes and liaising with other technical professionals such as web-security experts.
Like other Software Developers, Web Developers may work freelance on a contractual basis. They are commonly employed in large tech companies, digital agencies or within IT departments of other businesses.
What can I earn as a Web Developer?
Compare salaries by similar roles
How to become a Web Developer
- Complete a qualification in computer science with a focus on web development. This could be a Certificate IV in Web-based Technologies (ICT40315), a Diploma of Website Development (ICT50615), or a Bachelor degree majoring in website development.
- 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 Web Developers.
Explore related qualifications
SEEK users who have worked as a Web Developer have studied these qualifications.
This qualification develops your computer science knowledge to prepare for a career in computer engineering or software development.