We surveyed 1,122 app developers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical app developer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an app developer?

Low

High

Working as an app developer typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that app developers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an app developer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an app developer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an app developer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an app developer.

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Do app developers work full-time or part-time?

73% of app developers work in full-time roles while 27% work part-time.

Is being an app developer stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst app developers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as an app developer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being an app developer.

How competitive is the workplace for app developers?

Low

High

App developers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being an app developer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

App developers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are app developers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

App developers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do app developers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

App developers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being an app developer physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as an app developers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are app developers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

App developers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being an app developer require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for app developers.

Does being a good app developer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an app developer.