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Senior Performance Test Engineer

Job Description

The Senior Performance Test Engineer is responsible for enabling the delivery of load and performance testing at project level. You'll be ensuring and advising on best practice and standards. Enabling the delivery of performance testing including within complex technical landscapes, supporting the reuse of toolsets and frameworks across the organisation. 

You'll be enabling the team to develop user stories and acceptance criteria related to the overall QA approach, typically using agile and CI/CD methods. Advising on performance testing practices to support the digital service standard, often working as part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on user needs and user centred design.

The testing services required shall include test assurance and test analysis, design, and execution across all phases of the test lifecycle:

  • Quality & Test Assurance: to assure the approach and adherence to non-functional test requirements (primarily relating to Load and Performance Testing), standards, products and test execution that are managed and executed by supplier/third party test teams.

  • Load & Performance Test Consultancy: to support the definition and implementation of programme or project level test strategies / approaches / assessments, including processes, organisation, governance, funding, people, and tools, primarily relating to Load and Performance Testing. This can also include (but not limited to) other types of work such as assisting in Root Cause Analysis and remediation activities. This could also involve the coding of innovative QA solutions / approaches i.e., Test harness or stub to load or monitor systems.

  • Load & Performance Test Delivery: to plan, design, execute and manage the delivery of L&P testing. This needs to include experience of open-source tools for testing, analysis and reporting and result visualisation, the development of test frameworks and any integration with existing test or CI frameworks, and experience of tools currently in use across the estate including jMeter, Locust, Neoload and Gatling.