Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Essential Skills for Performance Tester

Based on the discussion we had among the experienced performance testers/ engineers we came up with the essential skills that is required to be in Performance Testers

17 essential skills for growing web performance engineers
Requirement Gathering and System Level Skills:

1) Able to Understand the System Architecture (Knowledge of components ,OS , techology etc)
2) Have Basic understanding of System hardware Resource Like CPU , Memory, Network, Disc etc
3) Should Know about the Diffrent Types of Test Environments
4) Able to Know and understand  Functional Level Workflows
5) Able to gather information about Scenario of Currnt Production Load and Expected Load
6) Able to gather the information about SLAs

Scripting and Testing Skills:

1) Able to Install and Configure testing tools
2) Able to record and enhance the scripts
3) Understand and Prepare the Test Data
4) Able to create different scenarios (Load,Stress, real Life ) based on the expectations
5) Running the load test executions for the above created scenarios

Monitoring and Result Analysis Skills:

1) Able to analyze the load test tool results
2) Configure server monitoring counters
3) Bottleneck Identification
4) Reporting


Feel free to add in comments if i have missed anything

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