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Flexible across Scotland, G40 4EH
£45,607 - £51,826 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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In conjunction with the Test Analyst Lead and working in collaboration with other members of the Test Team, provide Performance Test services.

Develop performance test scripts and performance test collateral for new and existing solutions (both internally developed and third-party solutions).

Provide technical expertise in Performance Test Script development and execution, liaising closely with other test staff and business subject experts.

Specific responsibility for the development and execution of performance test scripts and test scenarios covering a range of national and local projects.

Responsible for ensuring defined processes and procedures are followed and that all performance test activities are completed within agreed project timescales.

Utilise specialist test knowledge and experience to identify and drive improvements within defined testing processes and procedures.

This role is flexible across Scotland.


You will have an understanding of IT test methodologies and use of test tools.

You will have proven experience of performance test toolsets and knowledge of Test Methodologies, Test Planning, preparation, execution and reporting.

You will have knowledge and experience of:

·        HP Quality Centre

·        HP UFT or other automated test script toolsets

·        EggPlant automated software performance testing.

·        Performance monitoring tools: perfmon, vmstat, VSphere.

·        Test Methodologies (V-Model, Iterative, Waterfall)

·        Test Case Design Techniques (Equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, requirements based testing, scenario testing, Exploratory testing, static testing, dynamic testing, Ad-hoc testing etc).

You will be educated to degree level in related computer science or software engineering discipline.

You will have excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem solving skills and trong prioritisation and organisational skills, customer focussed.

You will have the ability to work on your own initiative with limited supervision and to work under pressure as part of a team

You will have proven skills related to team-working and working with customers to elicit and define requirement specifications.

You will have strong analytical skills and be capable of communicating and interacting with both Technical and non-Technical audiences.

You will have the ability to work to tight deadlines.

This full time post is permanent and will require Security Clearance Vetting. You will work 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 0900 – 1700.

The following competencies at level 2 will be used for the selection process:

We are emotionally aware

We take ownership

We are collaborative

We deliver, support and inspire

We analyse critically

We are innovative and open minded

Please find below a list of our ICT locations throughout Scotland. Candidates can discuss their preferred location at interview. The location however cannot be guaranteed and is subject to space being available.

• Aberdeen, Nelson Street

• Dumfries, Cornwall Mount

• Dundee, Rushton Court

• Edinburgh, Bilston Glen

• Edinburgh, Fettes Ave

• Glasgow, Dalmarnock

• Glasgow, FCTC Complex, Helen Street

• Glenrothes, Detroit Road

• Inverness, Perth Road

• Scottish Crime Campus, Gartcosh

• Scottish Police College, Tulliallan

• Stirling, Randolphfield


- Competitive salary and guaranteed allowances

- Annual salary increments

- Local Government Pension Scheme

- 28 days annual leave and 6 public holidays on appointment

- Wide range of family friendly policies

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Access to range of staff associations

- Scottish Police Recreation Association

- Scottish Police Credit Union 

- Cycle to Work Scheme


The Scottish Police Authority / Police Scotland is committed to positive action in the recruitment and selection of people with disabilities. We guarantee an interview to any applicant who has a disability, as defined under the Equality Act 2010, and who meets the essential criteria for the post. Please regard this as an opportunity to let us help you. Tell us of any aspects which could present difficulties and any suggestions for overcoming these.


Applicants must be a British citizen, a member of the EU or other states in the EEA, a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national free of restrictions. You should also have been resident in the UK for a minimum of five years immediately prior to application.



Please visit the Police Scotland Career Site for Job Reference Number – 1101

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