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Performance Test Lead

Posted: 13 Jan 2021 Closes: 12 Feb 2021
Birmingham, London, National UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1037248126

Job description

Our Test Practice within Technical Solutions is experiencing continuous success and growth. As part of this growth, we are seeking to recruit an experienced Performance Test Lead to work with our software development teams to provide QA support to the development teams to automate tests to guide development.

Each project is different, but typically you can expect to be working on the following
  • Lead the performance testing effort on a range of projects and programme using Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Definition of standard and lean test documentation associated with performance testing
  • Ensuring requirements traceability for all performance tests
  • Introducing/suggesting new processes and techniques to enhance the current performance testing process
  • Accurate recording and monitoring of issues and chairing performance engineering group sessions to help resolve them
  • Reviewing test environments configuration and processes to facilitate continuous improvement and maintenance of quality standards
  • Participation on providing test estimates for performance
  • Construction and maintenance of performance test scripts (UI/API and Mobile) to match requirements
  • Creating performance test plans, cases, and scripts based on business requirements and technical specifications
  • Executing manual and automated performance testing cycles, coordinating efforts with external teams
  • Documenting test results, and compiling results into consolidated high-level reports
Who we are looking for

Essential Criteria
  • Previous experience as a Performance Test Analyst/Lead
  • Strong background in software integration and system testing
  • Has led performance-based testing teams in multi-technology transformation projects
  • Experience in driving performance script-writing and testing
  • Experience of performance testing using JMeter, Visual Studio, GitHub, Jenkins, and Postman.
  • Experience using Azure DevOps, HP QC/JIRA or comparable platforms
  • Experience of defining performance test approach and standards.
  • Flexible, independent and self-motivated
  • Experience in supporting team success and motivating others to keep morale and performance high
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Strong experience of iterative / incremental software delivery
  • Knowledge of some test frameworks and solutions to manage complexity
  • Experience of working in fast paced environments to strict deadlines
  • Bachelor's Degree or HNC in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • ISTQB Foundation Certification Desirable Criteria
Location

You will be based in London or Birmingham, however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond, sometimes at short notice and sometimes over lengthy periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.

What's in it for you?

The role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high-profile clients. We're also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally.

In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment.
  • Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
  • Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related)
  • A flexible benefits scheme that can be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs. Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC.
Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?
The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply
Diversity

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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