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Performance Test Analyst

Warrington / United Kingdom


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Your Opportunity

We are currently looking for an experienced performance test analyst to join our performance test team. The candidate will have a strong background in the performance testing space, with extensive skills in enhancing the performance test approach along with continually researching and recommending performance test tools. The candidate will also have the ability to monitor the performance of applications under test from a database and hardware utilization perspective along with responsiveness of the application under varying degrees of load. The ideal candidate will be able to provide robust performance testing and reporting along with supplying recommendations for enhancements based on finding. This role requires a highly motivated self-starter who is able to work on their own initiative and deliver high quality testing to deadlines.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • An ambitious team player who strives for technical excellence and continuous improvement
  • Your key skill will be delivery and maintenance of performance testing using structured manual and automated methods to execute and record tests
  • Possess ability to asses performance risk, design and execute performance testing and report on findings with recommendations
  • Possess the ability to identify, implement and work with application, database and infrastructure monitoring tools in analysing performance
  • Extensive experience on performance test tools such as Visual Studio / LoadRunner / JMeter
  • Experience working with applications deployed across virtualised infrastructures
  • Ability to identify and implement alternative methods of generating and injecting loads into the application
  • Experience performance testing .NET Client-Server applications for both application performance and interface responsiveness under differing conditions
  • Sound foundation experience in non-functional software QA
  • You will be able to clearly document repeatable performance tests so that other team members can easily understand purpose, actions and expected outcomes
  • You will be adaptable in various testing methodologies, practices, and tools that complement the software quality process
  • You will be a self-starter who finds solutions rather than problems and is easily able to adapt to new technologies
  • You will be used to working in an agile environment and adaptable to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment

Your Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Performance Test Lead, maintain, enhance and document the performance and scale testing implementation for the product
  • Assessment of requirements and deriving of appropriate test scenarios to provide optimal and efficient performance test coverage
  • Continually research new tools to support the performance testing approach
  • Execute continuous performance testing across the in-development version of the application
  • Collaboration with the team in continuously enhancing performance and scale QA processes
  • Implement concise and repeatable performance test reporting
  • Identification of performance defects followed by clear and concise reporting of such issues
  • Strong assessment and effort estimation skills with respect to team deliverables and particularly QA aspects
  • Work closely alongside product managers, developers, etc. to ensure the quality of all performance requirements are suitably met whilst delivered on-time and to-specification
  • Maintenance and continuous enhancement of performance test process and collateral in an ever-evolving product environment
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Our Ideal Candidate

Essentials

  • Performance Testing experience of 2+ years (at least 6 months of which on one or more enterprise-level software solutions based on Client-Server or Web Services-based architecture)
  • Strong understanding of performance testing techniques, toolsets and implementation of these
  • Strong experience of Agile QA practices, and working with teams using Scrum/Kanban
  • Background working with performance monitoring tools (LoadRunner / Visual Studio / JMeter)
  • Experience performance testing Windows based Client-Server desktop applications
  • Experience performance testing Web-based services and applications / APIs
  • Both hands on automation experience and possess strong conceptual knowledge of automation frameworks
  • Experience testing applications that communicate in a complex manner via TCP
  • Implementing and using various tools suitable for automating .NET applications in virtualised test environments
  • Experience in designing performance test scenarios and scripts for execution
  • Strong in SQL Server interrogation and queries
  • Passion and drive for performance testing and associated toolsets
  • Located within a commutable distance to Birchwood
  • BS/BA degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline
  • Working knowledge of VB.Net / C# / Java (OOP) programming languages
  • Experienced automation skills with technologies such as Coded UI / Selenium / TestStack.White
  • Experience in working with teams using BDD or TDD
  • Experience with participation in agile planning, sprinting and reviews


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