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How To Hire a Laravel Developer

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this Laravel Developer hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

Laravel Developer Recruitment Guide

What does a Laravel Developer do?

Laravel Developers use a range of tools to build and maintain web applications. They create and maintain databases as well as performing backend and frontend tests to ensure their applications are optimised and performing effectively.

Day to day tasks of a Laravel Developer

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Laravel Developer definition

Laravel Developers are individuals who focus on Laravel framework to create web applications which is facilitated by the PHP programming language. Laravel is a popular framework which enables developers to produce applications extremely fast yet also easily maintainable and secure.

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Laravel Developer Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a Laravel Developer

To be a successful Laravel Developer candidates need to possess skills such as the ability to write and understand PHP, the Laravel framework, fundamental knowledge of web languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS, MVC architecture and web security.

Pro Tip

Ensure you provide details to potential future Laravel Developers in your organisation the full tech stack they will be working on, what it’s like to work for your company, and what your company values are so applicants know whether your company is the right fit for them.


How to write a Laravel Developer job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your Laravel Developer job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, a Laravel Developer should know the ‘phpmd’ command, also known as the PHP mess detector and use it to refactor and remove redundant convoluted pieces of code.

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Sample skill tests for a Laravel Developer

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Question 1


Question Type: Audio

A non-technical colleague asks you what is so special about Laravel. How do you respond?

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Question 2


Question Type: Text

You want to use timestamp fields in your pivot table, what should be written instead of abc?

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Question 3


Question Type: Multiple Choice

What is the correct way to describe an optional parameter in a route so that both URLs “/users” and “/users/1” would be covered?


How to interview a Laravel Developer

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a Laravel Developer?

The US average for Laravel Developer is $99,000 according to whilst has the average salary at $90,294. Ninety percent of Laravel Developers can expect to earn up to $95,194 and the lowest ten percent are paid up to $64,653 according to

Laravel Developer Salary United States

In the United States an Laravel Developer can be expected to receive a yearly salary of approximately $92,285 USD. This figure will be impacted by a number of factors such as, the location of the organization and what type of company the organisation is, for example, a product company or a consulting firm..

Laravel Developer Salary United Kingdom

Laravel Developers in the United Kingdom have a reported yearly wage of £42,738. There are a handful of factors which need to be taken into consideration when this number is offered to candidates, for example, the location + industry of the organisation and the qualifications of the engineer.

Laravel Developer Salary Australia

Australia has a median salary of $92,285 AUD for Laravel Developers. This figure will change based on many different elements when a salary is made for employees, for instance, the number of AWS certifications they have and the industry of the organisation.