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Assistant Software Developer

Find out how to become an assistant software developer and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Assistant Software Developer is $60,600 - 85,600 annually


Assistant software developers support the design, development and maintenance of computer software to suit a range of client needs. Employment for assistant software developers to 2019 is expected to grow strongly. Employment in this very large occupation grew very strongly over the last 5 years.

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Key skills

Assistant software developers perform a range of programming, testing and evaluation tasks according to organisation requirements.

  • Remain up to date with the latest trends in software development
  • Contribute to planning meetings and respond to development suggestions as appropriate
  • Write and test program code to a specific design brief
  • Find and correct errors through a systematic program of testing conventions
  • Assist in the production and updating of operation and procedure guidelines
  • Contribute to discussions regarding legal and budgetary constraints

Quick facts

Working as an assistant software developer allows you to utilise your computer programming skills to solve problems and keep abreast of information technology developments.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; financial and insurance services; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    48.2% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.


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