Performance Tester

Expleo - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Performance Tester


Works independently taking full responsibility for a certain area. Works on quality engineering projects using available frameworks and tools and establishing plans for projects with on-time and on-budget project goals. Primary role in Quality Engineering in the areas of analysis and design, implementation and system integration, and execution, in line with agreed plans and strategies.


Performance testing of Web Based UI's and SOAP/ REST API Testing

Integration of tests into CI/ CD Pipelines via Jenkins

Works on multiple phases of a project and/or multiple small projects of moderate scope and sometimes complex assignments.

Takes responsibility for a certain area and conditions as well as results evaluation, problem resolution and planning.

Selects appropriate standards, methods, tools and applications for project use.

Applies data analysis and data modelling techniques to modify or maintain a data structure and its associated components (entity descriptions, relationship descriptions, attribute definitions).

Creates and executes basic non-functional test scripts following a given set of guidelines and sets up test environments, data and monitors.

Designs, codes, tests and documents simple programs or scripts and assists in the implementation of software which forms part of a properly engineered system.

Coordinates the information gathering and reporting process, conducting research to define problems and preparing responses to anticipated questions.

Accurately identifies project risks and reports effectively to relevant stakeholders. Manages issues, risks, actions, dependencies, and defects to the success of the project.

Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements. Can report on system quality and collects metrics on test cases.

Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.

Maintains the status of project and provides guidance to the work of junior team members, works across teams to achieve group goals.



Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience

ISTQB Foundation


Additional course or certification in Quality Engineering

Certification in NFT Tools such HP QTP, Selenium, HP LR etc.


Analysis of performance tests

Design/ Plan/ Execution/ Reporting of JMeter tests

Java Development

Assisting in formulating risk based performance test requirements, which include BDD type feature file assessment and creation.

Professional attitude, has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor.

Adaptable and responds positively to changing business issues, sees change as an opportunity to improve performance.

Excellent communication skills, adapts style accordingly and demonstrates an understanding of the audience’s perspective. Uses discretion when dealing with sensitive information.

Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated.

Ability to manage own expenses and adhere to the expense policy.


Minimum solid 3yrs relevant experience in Performance testing

Experience in Agile a must

Experience in working with Web-Services

Good client-facing skills, experience in developing partnerships with the team and client and collaborating with others to exceed client expectations.

Good problem-solving skills, has experience in proposing different options and solutions for approaching and resolving issues.

Intermediate theoretical knowledge in quality engineering methodologies and has awareness of opportunities provided by new and emerging technologies and products.

Has good applications/technology knowledge, building on specialist domain knowledge and has practical experience of engineering tools and platforms required to deliver.

Experience and knowledge in any of the performance testing, data and test automation tools such as HP Performance Center/ LoadRunner, HP UFT /QTP, HP Service Test, Service Virtualize, SoapUI, CA LISA, CA GridTools Data Maker/ DataManager, JMeter, Neoload, Selenium, IBM Rational Integration Tester, Rational Robot, Borland SilkTest, TOSCA, Atlassian Jira, Jenkins, Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin etc.

Programming knowledge (ideally VB, Java, C#) and technical expertise in script languages (Shell, Perl, etc.).

Good knowledge on Cloud concepts and virtualization.

Good people skills, with experience in supporting others in raising their performance and working out their development goals.

Experience in supporting team success and motivating others to keep morale and performance high.

Good self-management. Can set and work to quantified goals and standards. Delivers by being aware of and considering the commercial impacts.


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