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Performance test engineer
Whiteley (commutable from Winchester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Eastleigh)
Performance test engineer to join our Integration and Verification team and help us deliver a large-scale systems integration project. As part of a Performance Testing team the successful candidate will be integral in the delivery of Performance and Capacity testing activities. The Performance test engineer will work with customers, suppliers and our I&V engineers to plan and manage the design, creation and execution of Performance tests. The candidate will need to have demonstrable performance testing experience in large scale systems, ideally within a virtualised cloud based infrastructure.
Key responsibilities of Performance Testing team include:
" Analyse capacity and performance requirements & design documents and seek clarification where appropriate to identify full scope of Performance testing.
" Analyse capacity requirements and work with supplies and customers to identify a realistic load profile for use in testing.
" Identify tools and methods for load generation including bespoke and data.
" Identify tools and methods for recording and analysing response times to provide statistically significant results.
" Work within the I&V leadership team to manage the delivery of I&V services on the programme including addressing issues, resourcing, planning and reporting.
" Plan, prepare and execute Performance Test Cases.
" Interim ad-hoc performance testing and investigation including 'what-if' analysis.
" Create, review and optimise Testing Processes.
" Document test results and defects
" Produce Test Reports and report on interim progress.
Essential Skills and Experience:
" 5 years' test experience (or 4 years' experience with ISTQB Foundation Certificate in software testing), 2 of which in performance testing roles.
" Excellent understanding of performance and load testing.
" Excellent understanding of the Testing Lifecycle and the different types of testing.
" Demonstrable Performance Testing experience including virtualised infrastructure.
" Experience of taking ownership and driving delivery of testing projects.
" Able to understand existing Test Process and identify improvements and efficiencies.
" Strong oral and written communication skills - ability to communicate with technical and non-technical team members.
" Self-motivated and willing to speak to colleagues to find out missing information;
" Ability to identify, troubleshoot and debug issues across interfaces;
" Ability to analyse and review test evidence from suppliers;
" Enthusiastic, proactive, troubleshooting attitude with a willingness to learn new technologies;
" ISTQB Foundation Certificate in software testing or 5 years test experience.
If you are interested in the "Performance test engineer" position please contact
Matthew Whyley 02392 228236
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