Performance Test Engineer

The purpose of this role

The Performance Test Engineer is a technical test role with responsibility for creating and maintaining non-functional test scripts in adherence to a Non-functional test framework. As a Performance Test Engineer, you will work with various technology stacks, testing software to ensure it meets the agreed non-functional requirements including, but not limited to performance, scalability, usability and operability. You will work alongside Developers, Business Analysts, QA Engineers and Operations.  


The main accountabilities

  • Carrying out non-functional testing in line with the Non-functional test framework and Test Strategy
  • Creating or overseeing the production of quality Non-functional Test artefacts
  • Review requirements, specifications, user documents and other project documents to assure quality of the products and tests to be developed
  • Select and develop appropriate performance test tools, apply the latest techniques in non-functional testing
  • Delivering to agreed time, cost and quality standards
  • Contributing to the creation of time and resource estimates
  • Provide detailed status reports and MI tracking progress and logging and highlighting risks and issues  
  • Work with stakeholders at all levels within the project and/or workstreams. 
  • Log and highlight risks and issues that may impact on the delivery schedule     
  • Use appropriate techniques to develop, maintain and execute non-functional tests suites 
  • Utilise Agile test approaches to facilitate early and continuous delivery of software
  • Ensure proper version control and configuration management of all test objects developed and test environments used
  • Build good working relationship with colleagues in the team, department and business to allow projects to be successful and share knowledge with others.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • 3-5 years of experience non-functional testing
  • Experience of Testing Best Practices and Design Techniques
  • Experience of delivering across various methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, DevOps
  • Strong experience of evaluating and selecting testing tools and technologies.
  • Hands-on experience with non-functional test tools, such as Apache JMeter and LoadRunner 
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a faced paced environment
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills 

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of change management and code version control tools and processes
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability prioritise multiple, diverse activities simultaneously
  • Flexible, independent and self-motivated
  • Active participant in Test Communities or online Testing forum
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