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Performance tester

  • Location: Various
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Testing
We're looking for an experienced Performance Tester to work on a number of major projects on a permanent basis across the UK.

The candidate

We are looking for someone who excels technically in multiple areas. You must have solid hands-on experience using Loadrunner, as well as experience using other performance tools such as; JMeter or Visual Studio. Web based testing is essential, but experience with other protocols (particularly Citrix and .NET) will be very useful. Knowledge of LoadRunner and WEB Protocol is also required.

Role and accountability

  • Capable of using one performance testing tools for scripting, analysis and reporting, (e.g. LoadRunner)
  • Scripting: experience in different protocols, good in one or two
  • Delivering working scripts to design and within allocated time, over a number of engagements or a defined period of time
  • Capable of recording and analysing performance test data and interpreting results with supervision
  • Analysing results and contributing to interim or test exit reports
  • Analysing and interpreting results on a number of engagements or an agreed period of time
  • Aware of performance related issues and how to handle / escalate
  • Appropriate recording and escalation of issues to client and Capita
  • Awareness of different performance applications, including open source alternatives

  • Essential skills

  • Ideally 5-7 years' experience working within a Performance Tester
  • Solid experience across a wide range of tools
  • Ability to code and re-design the way tools operate, to help solve complex technical issues
  • Ability to demonstrate success working within a similar environment
  • You must have a strong background within IT, with good knowledge around coding and frameworks; ideally Visual Basic and .Net
  • Excellent customer relationship skills and ability to guide and advise clients accordingly
  • Deep understanding of the software development life cycle
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