Performance Tester - Preston - Salary DOE

Oscar Associates Ltd
50000.00 - 67000.00 GBP Annual + additional benefits
10 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Performance Tester - Preston - Interviews available immediately

The company

This amazing and tech driven team are on the lookout for a performance tester to join their already established team. Their culture is fantastic and they focus on your career path and support every step of the way. They are a market leading provider of innovative technology and services to their industry. They deploy their technology and talent to deliver innovation and automation through SaaS and Business Process Management solutions from which they create actionable data analytics and insight. As a Performance Test Engineer, you shall be assigned to various software applications to create robust, repeatable performance test frameworks that will ensure their applications are future proofed for any changes in design, increase in transactional volume or increase in userbase.


- programming/Scripting languages, (eg Perl, Python, Windows Powershell, Windows CMD)

- Experience on Windows systems

- knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and/or MySQL databases

- Good understanding of Java JVM characteristics

- Be familiar with communication protocols/technologies, HTTP/HTTPS is essential

- Experience of Windows monitoring, eg perfmon.

- Ability to recommend performance enhancing changes to the platform, software and databases


- Working knowledge of Database tuning/config

- Knowledge of or has worked with Atlassian products (Confluence and Jira) You will have:

- Ability to work well within a wider software engineering team

- Ability to manage own workload to ensure objectives and tasks are always delivered on time

- Passion for delivering quality to our customers You will be:

- A self-starter and show initiative

What you will be doing:

  • Drive improvements and adoption of performance test frameworks, ideally using open-source principles, primarily jMeter.
  • Identify and document performance test requirements such as;

- End-user, API and batch workload volumes

- Test data required to drive the tests and any bulk test data requirements

- Target response times

  • Develop software and scripts to enhance and automate the performance engineering capability and which can support a continuous delivery pipeline.

  • Provide advice on required software and hardware configuration to support current and forecast real customer workloads.
  • Perform non-functional testing (stress, load, spike, volume, soak, scalability) within an agile software development environment.
  • Build and design real world test scenarios by collecting, processing and extrapolating data from existing production systems.
  • Create and maintain appropriate performance test environments that are fit for purpose
  • Ensure systems and applications are future-proofed and scalable to handle forecast workloads.
  • Perform comprehensive non-functional testing
  • Create and maintain scripts that collect and report on clear actionable performance metrics

The benefits are:

  • Team Building Days
  • Company Pension
  • Company Healthcare
  • Company Life Insurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Gym Discount
  • 25 days holidays plus 8 bank holidays plus your Birthday off!
  • Smart/Casual Dress Code
  • Vibrant and Fun Workplace

So if you are a self-starter looking for an opportunity to excel with company support and be given a clear progression plan this ones is for you. Simply apply today to find out about the next step!

Performance Tester - Preston - Interviews available immediately

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