WordPress Developer Jobs
About the Role
Specific responsibilities are often determined by the projects that the WordPress Developer is working on, however generally speaking:
Generate website storyboards into full functional websites with a WordPress CMS installed
Collaborate with the other developers in the team to produce the stakeholders’ vision
Test and troubleshoot the website and its applications
Ensure the website performs highly with low load times
Test the website for mobile responsiveness issues
Fix any bugs that have been flagged by testers or the stakeholders
Assist Senior staff in the establishment of overall company practice with regards to web development
Have a good understanding of, and work towards the industry best practices
Be committed to personal development
Expected Skills & Qualifications
Candidates should express an enthusiasm web development in general, grounded by a solid previous experience managing and developing WordPress websites. Candidates must be well versed in contemporary coding languages and practices to build user interfaces for websites.
Exemplary time management skills will help set candidates apart, as with that comes the ability to manage projects and deadlines.
There are a number f core skills required for this role:
A strong knowledge of the WordPress CMS framework with proven experience
Solid understanding of object-oriented programming work
Experience with the contemporary web application frameworks
Good communication skills and troubleshooting techniques
Ability to problem solve and persevere through issues
The average salary for a WordPress Developer in the United Kingdom is currently around £24,000 per year. The beginning salary currently averages at around £19,000 for Junior Developers. Experienced candidates, or those who have been in the position for a number of years, can hope to earn upwards of £30,000 per year. (via PayScale)
Following on from a successful stint as a WordPress Developer, candidates may wish to progress into Project Management to utilise their industry experience.