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Our plans are designed for all budgets and team needs. Choose to pay-per-hire or make unlimited hires for a fixed monthly or annual cost and save up to 50% as you scale your team.

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Developers on our platform have been curated by our team for skill and intent to change jobs.

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Candidate profiles include their career aspirations, skill sets, work histories, citizenship status and expected salary.

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How to hire a front end developer

When scaling your team, finding the right front end developer can be a challenge. A poor hiring decision can lead to setbacks, low-quality code, and wasted time. Here we unpack everything they want from their next job.

What skills to look for when hiring a front end developer

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Typescript: These are the core technologies for building web pages and user interfaces.
  • Popular front-end JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue.js and libraries such as jQuery.
  • Other frameworks they might have experience with include Node.js, Nuxt.js, Next.js, Nest.js and Express.js.
  • Responsive design techniques and cross-browser compatibility, to ensure that the website functions well on multiple devices and web browsers.
  • Web accessibility best practices and guidelines.
  • Web performance optimisation techniques, such as minifying code and lazy loading images.
  • Version control systems such as Git and using it in a team environment.

Writing a front end developer job description

A well-crafted front end developer job description is a key first step to ensure that the right people are applying for the role. Your job description should include the following information:

  • The position name
  • Your company’s name
  • The roles’ key responsibilities
  • Minimum experience and qualifications for the position, and
  • Key benefits you’re offering as part of your compensation package

Need some support writing one? Here, we unpack the most important job requirements and what you need to include in the job description.

How much does it cost to hire a front end developer?

Front end developer salaries can vary widely depending on company size, industry, individual experience and skills, as well as type of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire.

That said, check out our detailed breakdown for front end developer salaries in South Africa.

View our developer salary hub for more salary information, including programming languages, industry and frameworks.

How to interview front end developers

Here are some general front end developer interview questions you can use to find the perfect technical and cultural fit for your team:

  • Can you explain the difference between div and span elements in HTML, and when would you use each?
  • How do you create a responsive design using CSS? What are media queries?
  • What is the CSS “box model,” and how does it work?
  • Explain the difference between class and id attributes in HTML and when to use them.
  • What is the purpose of the z-index property in CSS, and how does it work in stacking elements?
  • What are pseudo-classes in CSS, and can you provide examples of when you would use them?
  • How can you optimize the loading speed of a web page? Mention some techniques and best practices.
  • What is the Document Object Model (DOM), and how does it relate to JavaScript?
  • Explain the concept of closures in JavaScript and why they are important.
  • What are the differences between null and undefined in JavaScript?
  • How do you handle asynchronous operations in JavaScript, and what are callbacks, promises, and async/await?
  • Describe the concept of event delegation in JavaScript and why it’s useful.
  • What is the purpose of the “this” keyword in JavaScript, and how does its value change in different contexts?
  • How do you prevent cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks in JavaScript? Mention some security best practices.
  • What is the importance of responsive web design, and how do you implement it?
  • Describe the concept of progressive enhancement and why it’s important in web development.

If you're hiring for a specific level of experience, you'll need to tailor your questions to a developer's seniority. Check out our front end developer interview questions article.

How to broaden your talent pool when hiring a front end developer

While front end development is not limited to only JavaScript technologies, quite a few front end frameworks are based on JavaScript. Looking for developers with JavaScript experience is a good sign that they’ll be able to pick up many of the JavaScript frameworks used when working as a front end developer.

Hiring front end developers from South Africa

It's easier than ever to tap into a global pool of tech talent, and South Africa offers a thriving marketplace of developers. For employers, hiring front end developers in South Africa provides several advantages:

  • A large talent pool with an estimated 121 000 developers in the country.
  • World-class quality with developers that code in widely-used languages and frameworks, and a growing line-up of successful tech startups.
  • A diverse talent pool that helps to avoid groupthink and drive more profitable businesses.
  • Lower employment costs comparing favourably to more expensive markets like the UK and the Netherlands.‍

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