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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

  • $88,000

    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 Engineer Radio Frequency Engineer Project Manager
Delivery Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Performance Engineer Radio Frequency Engineer Senior Engineer
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Performance Engineer Radio Frequency Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Performance Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Performance Engineer
Performance Test Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Performance Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Team Leader
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Performance Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Lead Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Performance Test Lead Test Manager Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Automation Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Software Engineer/Senior Tester
Lead Software Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Supervisor Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Automation Test Engineer Automation Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Automation Test Engineer Senior Software Engineer/Senior Tester Lead Test Technician
Lead Software Quality Assurance
7 Yearsyrs
Automation Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Senior Test Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Automation Engineer Senior Quality Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Senior Test Specialist
7 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
Top Careers Before Performance Test Engineer
Developer 1.7%
Top Careers After Performance Test Engineer
Consultant 2.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$88,000
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$70,000
Min 10%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
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$112,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Connecticut
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a Performance Test Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Performance Test Engineer in the United States is $88,823 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $70,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $112,000.

Real Performance Test Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Performance Testing Engineer CCC Information Services Inc. Chicago, IL Sep 18, 2015 $130,000
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 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 Adecco Group Na/Modis, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 29, 2015 $114,785 -
$150,264
Performance Test Engineer Populus Group LLC Wilmington, DE Sep 29, 2015 $114,785
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 Jul 11, 2016 $93,915
System Performance Test Engineer Artech Information Systems LLC Santa Clara, CA Sep 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 Greensky LLC Atlanta, GA Apr 18, 2016 $92,000
Performance Test Engineer Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Jun 06, 2016 $92,000 -
$102,000
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
QA Performance Test Engineer Bottomline Technologies (de) Inc. Portsmouth, NH Dec 01, 2015 $80,000 -
$107,000

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Top Skills for A Performance Test Engineer

  1. Test Cases
  2. Web Application
  3. Performance Test Plan
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and executed Test Cases covering several scenarios, including Positive/Negative scenarios.
  • Designed and developed hybrid performance scripts using LoadRunner and WinRunner to test client/server and web applications.
  • Initiated meetings with Client manager and Stakeholders to effectively communicate the performance test plan and analyzed reports after each performance test.
  • Identified and recorded the necessary server monitors during performance/load testing, analyzed baseline reports and made recommendations for environment performance tuning.
  • Performed extensive back-end database testing with complex PL/SQL queries in toad to test the different scenarios.

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Performance Test Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

68.0%

Female

24.3%

Unknown

7.8%
Ethnicity

White

41.7%

Asian

29.9%

Hispanic or Latino

10.5%

Black or African American

9.2%

Unknown

8.6%
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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

More Tech Institute

7.8%

University of Florida

6.3%

State University of New York Buffalo

6.3%

Illinois Institute of Technology

6.3%

Purdue University

6.3%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.7%

Arizona State University

4.7%

San Jose State University

4.7%

University of Hartford

4.7%

University of Michigan - Dearborn

4.7%

California University of Management and Sciences

4.7%

National University

4.7%

University of New Haven

4.7%

Southern University and A & M College

4.7%

DeVry College of New York

4.7%

University of Phoenix

4.7%

Texas A&M University

4.7%

Bradley University

4.7%

University of Connecticut

3.1%

Washington State University

3.1%
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Majors

Computer Science

19.9%

Electrical Engineering

16.4%

Mechanical Engineering

7.3%

Business

7.1%

Engineering

7.1%

Computer Engineering

6.6%

Computer Applications

5.3%

Computer Information Systems

5.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.8%

Information Technology

4.8%

Business/Commerce

2.5%

Management Information Systems

2.0%

Information Systems

2.0%

Management

1.5%

Project Management

1.3%

Mathematics

1.3%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.3%

Accounting

1.3%

Physics

1.3%

Industrial Engineering

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

52.9%

Masters

35.6%

Other

7.6%

Associate

2.2%

Diploma

1.1%

Certificate

0.6%
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