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Performance Test Engineer


Job reference - 342

Location - Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salary - £58,000 + Work from home

Job type - Permanent

Working Hours - Mon - Fri


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Performance Test Engineer to join a forward-thinking business in Salisbury.


Job type - Permanent

Salary - Circa £58,000

Location - Salisbury with options to work from home

Key skills required for a Performance Test Engineer:

  • Experience with one or more of the following tools: JMeter, LoadNinja, LoadUI, LoadRunner, NeoLoad or BlazeMeter

  • Experience of using SCM, GIT or Azure Repo

  • Understanding of web technologies XML, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Java etc.

  • In depth understanding of Web API testing using SoapUI, Postman and Swagger

  • Able to understand SQL commands, to successfully interpret the results of testing on the database information

  • Professional experience with QA tools like Azure DevOps, requirements management tools, issue tracking tools e.g ADO

  • Experienced in testing techniques/practices such as Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), etc.

  • Experience testing software in a true agile delivery environment

  • Experience of Selenium (WebDriver)/Cucumber JVM or equivalent

  • Experience of implementing performance test best practices

  • Experience of the full software development lifecycle, used to working on both medium and large-scale projects

  • Accomplished at running both manual and automated testing

  • Strong technical and analysis skills to implement test plans and scripts, including capturing and amending automated scripts, use of files for data driven testing, and operation of testing tools

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Key responsibilities for a Performance Test Engineer:

  • Create test plans, test reports and test scripts, utilising tools to measure, detect, isolate, and resolve performance issues from performance, availability and resilience, operability and latency to meet particular criteria

  • Use and apply expertise in performance testing practices and to the execution and improvement delivery quality

  • Ensuring integration of performance testing with the automation test approach and analysing NFRs, technical designs and business requirements

  • Create reusable performance test packs to run before any live release, including maintaining and updating the performance test pack when required

  • Drive the resolution of issues; being accountable for testing results and helping to maintain delivery quality

  • Facilitate process and design changes by conducting business and systems related testing; including testing coverage, test plans, development and running of scripts; ensuring data is reliable and valid

  • Take ownership of tasks and help other team members

  • Communicate and manage relationships and expectations, to keep others up to date on testing progress, issues, etc.

  • Stay current with testing and test tools needs and strategies; utilising formal and informal communication methods to communicate updates and findings

  • Facilitate project meetings to update key stakeholders

  • Provide support for team members and peers by collaborating with others, articulating ideas and viewpoints

  • Partner with internal and external customers, to ensure testing aligns with the business strategies

So, if you are a Performance Test Engineer and looking to work for a reputable business that encourages working from home then please apply now.

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