Development & Testing

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What does a Perl Developer do?

Perl developers are required to write code and develop applications using the Perl programming language. Duties as a Perl developer may include and are not limited to system administration, writing shell scripts, participating in database code, testing, debugging, contributing to codebases and network programming.

The average salary for a Perl developer is £47,000 and skills required for a Perl Development job include programming in Perl, being comfortable with Linux or UNIX operating systems and shell scripting. It will also be helpful to have familiarity with other web development languages such as Ruby on Rails, Python and PHP.

Perl Developer roles range from Junior Perl Developer or Junior Perl Engineer, right up to Senior Perl Developer, Perl Development Lead and Head of Perl Development.


What is Perl Development and Programming?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language that was originally developed for text manipulation but is now used for a wide range of tasks including web development, network programming, GUI development, bioinformatics, system admin, testing and more.

Perl programming is open source with a code that is brief and effective and has a resourceful and thriving developer community. Perl programmers love their language and it is documented extensively so you can easily find answers to any Perl queries.
 

Who uses Perl Programming?

A range of businesses have been known to utilise Perl programming and Perl Developers, from Snapchat, Booking.com, C.V.Library and Zoopla to NET-A-PORTER, Deutsche Bank, Amazon and XS4ALL.

 

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Manchester is one of the first modern industrial cities known for its warehouses, cotton mills, railway viaducts, canals and iconic architecture. Starting out as a small township Manchester expanded fast at the turn of the 19th century with a boom in textile manufacturing during the industrial revolution, which led to it becoming the world’s first industrialised city. 

Transport links within Manchester city make it a popular place to visit, from its port that directly links the city to the Irish sea, Manchester Airport, the busiest outside of London to Manchester Liverpool Road railway station and the Manchester Metrolink, the largest tram system in the UK.

Manchester is well known for its music scene which many popular bands have emerged from. Its main music venue is the Manchester Arena, the largest arena of its type in Europe. Manchester also boasts a thriving theatre, opera and dance scene hosted within the Manchester Opera House, Palace Theatre and Royal Exchange.

The city hosts many sporting events and is well known for its sport with two premier league football clubs Manchester United and Manchester City and in 2002 the city hosted the Commonwealth Games at the City of Manchester Stadium.