Software and Applications Programmers

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Software and Applications Programmers

Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.

Fun facts

  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 2003 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 90% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 17% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by software and applications programmers. A few are listed below:

  • researching, consulting, analysing and evaluating system program needs
  • identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods
  • testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification
  • writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards
  • writing, updating and maintaining technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures
  • providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades

Specific occupations

  • Analyst Programmer
  • Developer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Software and Applications Programmer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Designer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Applications Developer
  • ICT Developer
  • ICT Programmer
  • Network Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Programmer
  • Computer Applications Engineer
  • Database Designer
  • Communications Programmer (Systems)
  • Database Developer
  • Database Programmer (Systems)
  • Systems Architect