PVT Test Specialist

Job Type:
Cloud & Infrastructure
Job reference:
19 days ago

Role: Performance Test Specialist
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Telford
Duration: 6 months
IR35: in scope

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The Test and Release Service is part of the our clients global group and the Industry leaders in testing services delivering across the public sector in the UK. We deliver a wide variety of projects across multiple technology platforms into numerous business areas. It is a fast paced and challenging environment to work within. We are looking for dynamic, ambitious individuals who want to become part of our high performing teams.
The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) Programme is the UK's most important IT programme, supporting the transition of Customs Declarations from the existing CHIEF service in support of 150,000 traders making 55m declarations per annum.

What you'll do:

* Lead the Test Analysts undertaking static test analysis of performance test acceptance criteria, test approach and test evidence, following test execution provided by the technical teams who are doing the performance testing.
* Consolidate test assurance review comments provided from the Test Analysts (i.e. test results)
* Provide technical direction and governance
* Participate in technical review calls to provide input and steer on test direction
* Assure test scenarios from technical documentation and identify any dependencies
* Work with the technical teams to review and assure their performance test scenarios and test evidence
* Ensure all subordinate test documentation and test evidence (e.g. JMeter reports) are produced by the appropriate technical team, with clear traceability back to the acceptance criteria
* Check that the performance tests planned by the teams doing the testing provides appropriate coverage of both expected and unexpected behaviour
* Undertake traceability of the acceptance criteria against the test evidence / results to ensure the component/s have been tested accurately
* Validate infrastructure utilisation statistics from the performance test execution runs undertaken by the technical teams (i.e. CPU, RAM, Memory and Storage capacity)
* Analyse the technical performance data provided and facilitate root cause analysis
* Drive through process improvements, in order to demonstrate the benefits of performance test assurance

Required Skills:

* Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
* Experience of managing Test Analysts
* Strong Performance & Volume Test (PVT) skills Infrastructure testing experience (with at least 3 years focused on Non-Functional Testing)
* Good understanding of Risk Based Testing (RBT) and Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)Good understanding of agile delivery lifecycles
* Experience of JIRA and Confluence
* Experience of JMeter and able to review / feedback on infrastructure utilisation statistics provided via App Dynamics
* Able to hold complex test discussions with architects, SMEs and Operational Teams
* Experience of performance bench marking
* An understanding of a schematic diagram of a solution (i.e. components that make up an infrastructure topology (e.g. server, proxy, etc.)
* ISTQB Advanced Level Technical test analyst

Essential Personal Qualities:

* A strong teamwork ethic with a proven ability to work collaboratively
* Highly developed critical thinking, interpretative and analytical abilities
* A strong eye for detail and keen focus on results, with a flexible 'can do' approach
* Assertive and confident
* An ability to assess test results both in technical terms and in non-technical (summary) terms
* An ability to work both in isolation, managing one's own time, and leading a small team
* Flexible and creative, working around logistical and technical blockers to progress

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