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How To Hire a UI Developer

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

UI Developer Recruitment Guide

What does a UI Developer do?

UI Developers specialise in following modern day standards and practices in order to create visually aesthetic front end user interfaces for applications. They do this by following and implementing designs using programming languages which allow them to turn them into a usable product. The UI that they create allows for the connection between the back end and front end, where end users will interact with it and manipulate it for their needs.

Day to day tasks of a UI Developer

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UI Developer definition

UI Developers pair their technical knowledge and design skills in order to create front end interfaces for applications. A UI Developer knows when to prioritize the user vs technology to ensure practicality and accessibility for end users, this requires a fundamental business understanding to ensure all functional and nonfunctional requirements are met.

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UI 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 UI Developer

UI Developers need to have business skills, in order to understand the intention behind what they’re working on to create user interfaces that are easy to use. Furthemore, they need technical programming knowledge with front end languages and design skills + knowledge in order to be proficient at their role. Communication skills are also extremely beneficial as they will need to interact with stakeholders on a daily basis.

Pro Tip

It will be beneficial in the interviewing process to understand the fundamental design knowledge and skills of the candidate, so you can evaluate if they’re up to date with modern practices that will lead to good user interfaces for your organisations application’s they’re producing.


How to write a UI 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 UI 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 UI Developer should know how to use GIT, to ensure industry standard version control of designs is being used.

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Sample skill tests for a UI Developer

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Question 1


Question Type: Multiple Choice

You have a paragraph with long non-breaking words. Which CSS property can help you split these across multiple lines?

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Question 2


Question Type: Multiple Choice

Using only HTML how can you hyperlink to a section of the web page directly?

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Question 3


Question Type: Multiple Choice

You are creating a ticket booking app and the user can choose from a list of movies. Which of the following options would be a valid HTML element to list the choices?


How to interview a UI 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 UI Developer?

The USA average for a UI Developer is $92,045 according to whilst the average on is reported as $92,045. As reported by, the lowest ten percent are paid up to $57,000, and whilst ninety percent of UI Developers earn up to $120,000.

UI Developer Salary United States

In the USA a UI Developer gets paid between $57,000 – $120,000 (USD) per year. This number will be heavily influenced by the location of the company, eg: Silicon Valley.

UI Developer Salary United Kingdom

UI Developers in the UK have salaries ranging from £26,000 – £68,000 (GBP). This salary will mostly be based on what industry the organisation operates in.

UI Developer Salary Australia

In Australia you can expect the salary for a UI Developer to be between $80,000 and $130,000 (AUD). The three main factors of this salary will be, location, seniority and industry of the organisation.