This occupation group covers Other Software and Applications Programmersnot elsewhere classified. Occupations in this group include jobs like Software Tester.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Tests, debugs, diagnoses and corrects errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification.

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    All Software and Applications Programmers

    • $2,003 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Software and Applications Programmers

    • Unavailable Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 30% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Software and Applications Programmers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from less than 50 in 2011 to 60 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Other Software and Applications Programmers work in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Public Administration and Safety; and Financial and Insurance Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (87%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 30% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

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    • ACT

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    Employers look for Software and Applications Programmers who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong computer skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Computers and Electronics

      94% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    2. Mathematics

      75% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    3. Engineering and Technology

      70% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    4. Design

      62% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    5. Telecommunications

      62% Skill level

      Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1133.00 - Software Developers, Systems Software.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic Mail

      99% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    2. Spend Time Sitting

      97% Important

      How much time do you spend sitting?

    3. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      97% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

    4. Face-to-Face Discussions

      91% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    5. Work With Work Group or Team

      90% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1133.00 - Software Developers, Systems Software.

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