Performance Tester

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    Southend-On-Sea, Essex

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    £300.00 - £370.00 per day

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    Abigail Scott

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Performance Tester


6 Months

£300-£370 per day

Client Overview

Would you like to join a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation?

Our client are at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms!

You will be based on site as Performance Tester, working with one of the UK's most digital organisations and leading the technology revolution across the public sector. With over 50 million customers at the heart of everything they do the scope and impact of your work is limitless. As a team, they are not afraid to try new technologies and new ways of working.

Main Role Responsibilities
* Undertake and document performance risk analysis as required
* Produce Workload Analysis Document / Performance Test Approach document from project non-functional specifications
* Produce Performance Test scripts and scenarios (automated and manual) in accordance with the documented approach
* Execute the performance tests prescribed within the Workload Analysis Document / Performance Test Design and document any deviation from the test scenarios as originally defined, along with analysis of any resulting risk
* Work with Technical Lead and other resources across the development and environments teams to rectify issues encountered during testing and tune the application performance.
* Report progress to the Test Manager and other key stakeholders as necessary, which may include client representatives
* Summarise performance testing in the Performance Test Evaluation report
* Support in the leading of a small team of remote PVT testers
* Assist in the review and assurance of PVT testing completed on components by the Development teams.
* Generate and load test data for load testing and log the results of the tests and present any extrapolation required to indicate how the application may perform in Production environment
* Generate and load test data for load testing
* Log the results of the tests and present any extrapolation required to indicate how the application may perform in Production environment

Key Skills Required
* Experience of testing RESTful APIs and VME hosted systems
* Experience of several test tools, including JMeter and LoadRunner
* Use of defect tracking Tools
* Understanding of common application technologies - Webserver, database
* Knowledge in Performance Testing Cycle/Stages
* Testing types - Smoke/Sanity testing, Load, Incremental Load, Scalability, Stress, Soak
* Ability to design and create - load models and scripts, environment readiness verification
* Understanding and performance monitoring of different servers (web, app, db), protocols, infrastructure, counter types and different application layers (security, presentation, communication and abstraction) including new mobile technologies
* Experience testing application interfaces
* UNIX, Oracle, SQL skillset
* Competent in analysis of requirements and identifying test conditions

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.