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Working As A Performance Test Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $83,890

    Average Salary

What Does A Performance Test Engineer Do At Northrop Grumman

* Evaluate Non
* Functional Requirement documents and identify performance test needs; types of tests, scripting scenarios, volume projections, etc.
* Coordinate and collaborate with multiple groups to determine, gather and verify performance test needs
* Develop a workload simulation matrix and determine scripting scenarios
* Develop a Performance Test Plan/Strategy document that includes short and long-term test objectives, types of tests required, workload matrix, scenarios, etc.
* Develop test scripts and load projections needed to simulate virtual users
* Develop test execution scenarios for various types of tests such as load, stress, duration/endurance, and run tests.
* Administer deep-dive and methodic performance degradation diagnostics/troubleshooting and propose viable explanations
* Perform heap and thread analysis, database deadlock detection, understand and detect resource contention, etc.
* Suggest improvements and configuration changes that improve performance
* Document test results and develop custom made summary reports to satisfy both technical and non-technical stakeholders
* This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.”
* Basic Qualifications for a Engineer Software Quality 4 are...
* To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
* Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of progressive IT experience.
* An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
* years of progressive performance testing and engineering experience.
* Experience applying extensive technical expertise in the area of performance testing and advanced scripting.
* Experience in developing multi-protocol (web, database, terminal emulator/mainframe, etc.) advanced scripts that follow object oriented framework using IBM Rational Performance Tester and HP LoadRunner (Performance Center)
* Possess full knowledge of industry standard SDLCs, including Agile methodology
* Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.
* Before beginning work, candidate must obtain interim staff-like access based upon an IRS Moderate Risk Background Investigation security clearance
* Must be either a U
* S. Citizen or possess a minimum 3 years of residency as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) in the U
* S

What Does A Performance Test Engineer Do At Planned Systems International, Inc.

* As part of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) the QA Performance Testing Engineer is responsible for providing design and execution of performance testing activities.
* Selected candidate will work within and across teams collecting, identifying, defining, organizing, and/or presenting detailed information and data needed to accomplish goals.
* Core responsibilities will include, but not to be limited to:
* Providing technical system analysis, requirements analysis and risk assessment of various VA benefits applications.
* Performing analysis and ensuring that the functions of the system under assessment meet or exceed all established SLAs and requirements.
* Participating in collaborative meetings with the VA customers, teammates, VA benefits systems project teams, and other key stakeholders.
* Working within and across teams collecting, identifying, defining, organizing, and/or presenting detailed information and data needed to accomplish goals.
* Understanding and ability to interpret VBA production system application business rules and functionality, the successful candidate will analyze and ensure that the functions of the system under test meet or exceed all established performance business requirements.
* Supporting the development of performance test plans, test cases, and review results to ensure compliance with performance specifications.
* Actively participating in collaborative meetings with the VA customer, teammates, VA project teams and other key stakeholders

What Does A Performance Test Engineer Do At Vision Point Systems

* Participate as part of agile software development team to design, implement, execute and analyze automated performance tests of web-based applications.
* Develop reusable automated test scripts and maintain their compatibility with software as application changes.
* Utilize repeatable analysis techniques to provide standardized, actionable results
* Develop performance testing plans to present to business stakeholders.
* Observe and inspect application server performance metrics to identify bottlenecks.
* Coordinate testing activities with the rest of development team to avoid conflicts.
* Develop and maintain an understanding of business application under test in order to design a realistic simulation of user behavior.
* Predict target loads by interviewing business stakeholders, reviewing usage data from existing systems, and modeling predicted future behavior.
* Communicate identified potential problems clearly and unambiguously, and contribute to project development task prioritization

What Does A Performance Test Engineer Do At Capital One

* Coordinates and execute upon the creation of Test Cases, scripts and performance test execution.
* Design, develop, and execute scripts which validate, to a high degree of confidence, test cases defined within the project’s test plan.
* Perform automated load/performance testing across multiple messaging protocols (including HTTP), focusing on overall application performance - validating that application response and outputs accurately reflect business requirements.
* Tracks and communicates task progress, status, and key performance metrics.
* Report defects found in testing diligently, promptly, and accurately, using standard defect tracking tools.
* Communicate effectively across multiple teams/external vendors (Operations, Project Teams, Quality Service, etc.), as well as different personnel (Developers, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, etc.) when required.
* Perform data analysis when needed to analyze issues in Performance and/or Production environments.
* Conducttroubleshooting/performancetest execution in support of remediation efforts as required.
* Analyze data and application changes and document their impact on the performance testing task (test cases, scripting, scenario execution, etc.).
* Ensures the test execution results fulfill the defined test objectives.
* Schedules/recommends test re-execution if necessary.
* Ensure the appropriate testing and monitoring tools/technologies are configured accordingly with the test objectives/project team requirements.
* Expected to maintain technical expertise via self-education in areas governing computer sciences, performance/load testing dictums, and Quality Assurance.
* Responsibilities:
* Design, develop, and execute performance test cases and scripts through analysis of product specifications and software requirements, as well as mentoring other test team members.
* Interface directly with the Performance Test Lead regarding performance test environment.
* Work with Project /Test Data Management Teams to establish test data in sufficient quantity to support the performance testing effort.
* Configure and prepare proper performance monitoring tools and metrics (Sitescope, Diagnostics, etc...)
* Support the Performance Test Lead in the preparation of documents governing the establishment of firewall connectivity and network waiver obtainment.
* Active participant in the meeting(s) to verify firewall openings between performance testing software and that of the application.
* Active participant in the efforts required to obtain application network profile for the obtain of an execution waiver.
* Maintain up-to-instance repository of artifacts related to performance test executions.
* Execute, monitor, analyze, and report performance tests.
* Perform initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source.
* Adhere to defect tracking process; document software defects, using a defect tracking tool (Quality Center), monitor the progress in a timely manner, escalate aging and priority defects.
* Timely and accurate communication of testing events, daily status, and test execution results, etc.
* Work closely and support the coordination effort of other QA team members in primary and offshore locations

What Does A Performance Test Engineer Do At SAIC

* Create or modify performance scripts for Web based applications using Neotys NeoLoad with multiple protocols
* Execute performance tests on applications to assure capacity and stability of the applications meets requirements for production deployment.
* Monitor all impacted systems for network connection disruptions as well as any obscure application behavior resulting from a network anomaly
* Measure resource consumption of components and processes and latency at measurable points in the systems under test
* Identify application bottlenecks and assist engineers with improving application performance and reducing latency
* Communicate performance testing results and identify areas for improvement with stakeholders at all levels
* Drive delivery of performance output with project managers, developers, and peers

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Performance Test Engineer Career Paths

Performance Test Engineer
Performance Test Lead Architect Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Test Manager Senior Project Manager Engineering Director
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Performance Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Program Manager
Engagement Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Performance Test Lead Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager
Program/Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Quality Assurance Consultant Quality Engineer
Project Quality Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Performance Engineer Performance Test Lead Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Quality Engineer Quality Control Manager
Research And Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Performance Engineer
Senior Performance Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Consultant Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Test Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Consultant Adjunct Professor Senior Software Engineer
Software Engineer-Team Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Performance Engineer Project Manager Product Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Test Manager Program Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Specialist 3.1 years
Test Engineer 2.9 years
Performance Tester 2.2 years
Test Analyst 2.1 years
Test Developer 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 1.8%
Top Employers After
Consultant 3.3%

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Performance Test Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

70.9%

Female

25.4%

Unknown

3.8%
Ethnicity

White

37.2%

Asian

34.0%

Unknown

10.6%

Hispanic or Latino

10.1%

Black or African American

8.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Russian

18.2%

French

9.1%

Urdu

9.1%

Spanish

9.1%

Hindi

9.1%

Lithuanian

4.5%

Chinese

4.5%

Telugu

4.5%

Ukrainian

4.5%

German

4.5%

Hebrew

4.5%

Japanese

4.5%

Serer

4.5%

Bengali

4.5%

Arabic

4.5%
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Performance Test Engineer Education

Schools

State University of New York Buffalo

7.7%

Illinois Institute of Technology

7.7%

More Tech Institute

7.7%

University of Texas at Arlington

5.8%

University of Florida

5.8%

University of Hartford

5.8%

National University

5.8%

University of New Haven

5.8%

University of Phoenix

5.8%

University of Connecticut

3.8%

San Jose State University

3.8%

University of Michigan - Dearborn

3.8%

Southern Connecticut State University

3.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.8%

Southern University and A & M College

3.8%

DeVry College of New York

3.8%

University of Houston

3.8%

Texas Christian University

3.8%

Texas A&M University

3.8%

George Washington University

3.8%
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Majors

Computer Science

18.3%

Electrical Engineering

17.1%

Business

7.4%

Mechanical Engineering

7.0%

Computer Engineering

6.2%

Computer Applications

5.8%

Engineering

5.1%

Information Technology

4.7%

Computer Information Systems

4.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.3%

Business/Commerce

3.5%

Management Information Systems

2.7%

Management

2.3%

Physics

1.9%

Information Systems

1.9%

Project Management

1.6%

Music

1.6%

Accounting

1.6%

Industrial Engineering

1.6%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

54.4%

Masters

33.1%

Other

8.1%

Associate

2.7%

Certificate

1.0%

Diploma

0.7%
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Real Performance Test Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Performance Test Engineer Kiewit Engineering and Design Co. Lenexa, KS Jun 04, 2016 $130,000
Performance Test Engineer Kiewit Energy and Design Co Lenexa, KS Jun 04, 2016 $130,000
Lead Performance Testing Engineer CCC Information Services Inc. Chicago, IL Sep 18, 2015 $130,000
Lead Performance Test Engineer Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. Atlanta, GA Apr 12, 2015 $130,000
Lead Performance Test Engineer Blackarrow, Inc. San Jose, CA May 01, 2015 $120,000
Performance Test Engineer Adecco Group Na/Modis, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 16, 2016 $118,479 -
$148,177
Performance Test Engineer Lendingclub Corporation San Francisco, CA Sep 14, 2015 $115,000
Performance Test Engineer Populus Group LLC Wilmington, DE Sep 29, 2015 $114,785
Performance Test Engineer Adecco Group Na/Modis, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 29, 2015 $114,785 -
$150,264
Master Performance Test Engineer Capital One Services, LLC McLean, VA May 23, 2016 $114,400 -
$148,500
Performance Test Engineer Adecco Group Na/Modis, Inc. Watertown Town, MA Apr 06, 2015 $112,698 -
$123,133
Software Performance Test Engineer Randstad Technologies, LP Woburn, MA Apr 05, 2016 $112,632
Performance Test Engineer The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. Weston, FL Jan 18, 2016 $110,370
Performance Test Engineer Capital One Services, LLC Vienna, VA Sep 19, 2016 $94,600 -
$109,900
System Performance Test Engineer Artech Information Systems LLC Santa Clara, CA Sep 11, 2016 $93,915
System Performance Test Engineer Artech Information Systems LLC Santa Clara, CA Jul 11, 2016 $93,915
Performance Test Engineer Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. Rolling Meadows, IL Feb 10, 2015 $93,700 -
$105,000
Performance Test Engineer Verint Systems Inc. Alpharetta, GA Dec 03, 2015 $93,371 -
$99,750
Performance Test Engineer Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Jun 06, 2016 $92,000 -
$102,000
Performance Test Engineer Greensky LLC Atlanta, GA Apr 18, 2016 $92,000
Applications and Database Performance Test Engineer Qualys, Inc. Redwood City, CA Sep 11, 2015 $92,000
Performance Test Engineer Amdocs Inc. Champaign, IL May 09, 2016 $84,028
Performance/Load Test Engineer The Matlen Silver Group, Inc. Alpharetta, GA May 01, 2015 $83,480
Performance Test Engineer Amdocs Inc. Champaign, IL Apr 28, 2016 $83,130
Performance Test Engineer Amdocs, Inc. Chesterfield, MO Sep 10, 2015 $82,337 -
$82,377
Performance Testing Engineer Alstom Power, Inc. Windsor, CT Sep 16, 2015 $82,181 -
$120,000
Performance Test Engineer Amdocs Inc. Bensenville, IL Jul 09, 2016 $81,468
Performance Test Engineer (SR. QA Analyst) Samurai Infotech LLC Cumming, GA Jan 09, 2016 $80,000
Performance Test Engineer Capital One Services II LLC Plano, TX Nov 28, 2016 $80,000 -
$99,900

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  1. Test Plans
  2. Performance Test Plan
  3. Loadrunner Analysis
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  • Designed and implemented test plans for Load Testing, Stress Testing, Reliability Testing, Performance Testing and Disaster Recovery Testing.
  • Initiated meetings with Client manager and Stakeholders to effectively communicate the performance test plan and analyzed reports after each performance test.
  • Analyzed various graphs generated by LoadRunner Analysis and communicated bottlenecks to the system administrators.
  • Created controller scenario and executed load test to verify application expected load handling capacity.
  • Performed extensive back-end database testing with complex PL/SQL queries in toad to test the different scenarios.

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