Performance Test Analyst
For my client, a Life & Pensions organisation in Edinburgh city centre, I am currently looking for a Performance Test Analyst on a permanent basis. The role of a Performance Test Analyst (PTA) is to undertake the formal performance testing (design, specification, execution and reporting) of a system, application or hardware in accordance with the performance test strategy. The PTA will be responsible for the maintenance and creation of performance test scripts and the overall estate architecture's performance. Providing ongoing monitoring and policing of Environment performance and the effect of system changes on this. The PTA will also be expected to make recommendations on system performance and engage with key stakeholders providing reports and overall sign off of system performance. Performance Test Analysis Interpret and actively challenge business and technical requirements that relate to load / performance of the organisation's systems. Update and provide input into project test strategy, approach and plans (timescales, deliverables, milestones). Identify appropriate, effective and efficient solutions. Ensure a risk based approach is taken in all Testing activity Performance Test Approach is adhered to. Ensure that all Test Quality Gates are met. Provide regular reports to Team Lead. Pro-actively highlights risks or issues to Project Management and the wider team. Performance Test Execution Use of appropriate performance testing techniques to elicit best possible test coverage. Demonstrates integrity when executing tests and clearly records and plays back the results of tests. Clear communication of defects to aide efficient resolution. Demonstrates ability to manage detailed scheduling of performance test execution activities in conjunction with the Test management team. Peer reviews performance test execution activities of other performance test analysts. Performs risk analysis on performance test scripts to ensure high-risk areas are covered in sufficient detail. Full working knowledge of performance testing tools, specifically load runner and HP monitoring software / PerfMon and VSphere. Knowledgeable in use of Defect Management tool and associated processes to raise and manage defects. Ability to interrogate databases using SQL and create test data.