Test Analst

  • location

    City of London, London

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  • salary:

    £450 - £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Aran Quinn

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  • published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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You will be working on multiple projects as part of a well-established QA team to test various aspects of my clients IT systems and reporting to Non-functional Test lead/QA Programme Manager.

Typically, solutions delivered to my client are complex and span across various technologies, operating systems, networks and hardware; frequently the applications have a high degree of criticality to the core business of the customer. The jobholder requires strong skills in developing test scripts, good technical knowledge and understanding of all functional & non-functional aspects of IT systems. Central to the role is the development of test scripts, execution of performance test and failover tests through the development lifecycle.


  • Produce Test scripts and scenarios (automated and manual) in accordance with the documented approach
  • Execute the tests prescribed within the Test Design and document any deviation from the test scenarios as originally defined
  • Generate test data for load testing
  • Log the results of the tests and present any extrapolation required to indicate how the application may perform in production environment
  • Document defects discovered during the running of the tests
  • Work with Technical Lead and other resources across the development and environments teams to rectify issues encountered during testing and tune the application performance.
  • Retest any defects raised and fixed.
  • Report progress to the Test Manager
  • Summarise performance testing in the Performance Test Evaluation report

Required Knowledge and Level of Experience -

  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of Performance, Capacity, Stress Testing Techniques/Methods/Tools
  • Working knowledge of UNIX and MS Windows
  • Good knowledge of relational databases (preferably MS-SQL Server and MySQL) and web servers (preferably IIS)
  • Working knowledge of performance monitoring of Operating Systems and relational databases like MySQL/MS-SQL server and Web/Application Servers (IIS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Performance and failover testing experience in a professional role, preferably with low latency
  • Good understanding of Server topology (web/app/DB server), Computer Networks (TCP/IP, load balancers, firewalls), and knowledge of service layers, Restful service, SOAP Web Services, Websockets