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Non functional Test Lead

Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted on 27th September 2019
Salary/Rate negotiable
Job type Permanent
Our Ref NFT180919

About this job
We currently recruiting for an exciting permanent role for a Non-Functional Test Lead based in Edinburgh.

Our client is a highly successful financial services company, and this is an exciting opportunity to help deliver the company's strategy

The NFT Test Lead will be accountable for:

Proving of non-functional requirements for performance, resilience, monitoring & operability.
Proving of service changes in respect of Infrastructure (including Cloud), Software & Networks supporting Change Management in the Pre-Production Environment including scheduling and clash management of competing change


*Technical Risk Assessment of Infrastructure/Solution Architecture Documents
*Test Scoping
*Test Estimations based on Scope & Risk
*Budget Planning based on tracking actual with estimated spend
*Test Planning,
*Test Specification
*Automated Test Script Development
*Test Execution & Results Analysis
*Stakeholder Management
*Estimation & Budget Planning
*People Management

Key Skills

*Comprehension of Distributed Platform Technologies for Data Centres & Cloud Computing
*Understanding of Fault Tolerant System behaviours for local and distributed Clusters
*Able to assess the technical risks inherent in a software and infrastructure platforms in respect of performance and resilience
*Interpretation of System Resource Monitoring outputs to determine pinch points in CPU, Memory, Disk i/o and Network circuits Risk Analysis and articulation of the NFT Approach for a Project Testing Requirement
*Problem Identification by analysis of Application & Database logs in order to target Support team's effort in the right areas
*Technical Development of automation scripts based on appropriate HTTPS, SQL or Web Protocols to emulate volumes of traffic on the System Under Test
*Tracking Execution and keeping Project Stakeholders informed about Testing progress and escalating issues where necessary
*Documentation of NFT Test Approach and Test Results in a way that can be understood by both Business & Technical Stakeholders
*Creating Knowledge Artefact's for the wider team to use
*Training & Coaching of new team members
*Functional Testing experience / background
*Load Runner Scripting and C Programming
*Apache JMeter Scripting
*Workload Automation (Batch Scheduling)
*Virtual Table Server technology to support high volume test data generation
*Use of Excel Macros to Mock up Data Files
*Database SQL (Intermediate)

For further details, contact James Taylor on 0131 473 7044 or e-mail