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Performance Tester Resume

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  • Over 6 + years of experience in Automation Performance testing of both client/server and Web applications for various clients.
  • Highly proficient in working with automated testing tools like Mercury (HP) Interactive Test Suite (LoadRunner, QTP, Test Director, Quality Center and/or ALM 11.0).
  • Has knowledge on using Jmeter on Java based applications.
  • Experience in complete SDLC process (planning, designing, developing, testing and deploying) strategies for large - scale Web applications and Client/Server systems.
  • Experience in developing and implementing load and stress tests with Load Runner, and present performance statistics to application team, and provide recommendations of how and where performance can be improved.
  • Extensive knowledge of QA methodologies.
  • Has the ability to elicit, understand and articulate business requirements and perform detailed analysis to map them to technical and functional requirements.
  • Experienced with Agile model and Water fall approach
  • Performed Parameterization and Correlation to test the AUT with multiple values using the place holder in LoadRunner
  • Created various Scenarios using Load Runner Controller.
  • Inserted Rendezvous Points in Load Runner script to perform Load Testing on the AUT.
  • Experience in diagnose and resolve performance bottlenecks for high transaction processing environment
  • Experience in release management and defect control management.
  • End to End responsibilities to ensure the defects are closed and fixes has been implemented.
  • Strong experience in testing tools like Quality Center, Quick Test Professional and LoadRunner
  • Good understanding of object oriented methodologies and very proficient in software testing methods.
  • Extensively worked in Functional Testing, Performance Testing, Stress Testing and Regression Testing
  • Extensive knowledge to create functionality and performance test scripts using LoadRunner VuGen.
  • Involved in System Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Black Box Testing, White Box Testing, Integration Testing, Database Testing.
  • Has good experience in Load, regression, system and End to End testing of application.
  • Self-starter and ability to adapt and learn new things quickly and work very efficiently by multi tasking.
  • Excellent communication, documentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Good team player with good project management skills, and ability to work independently in a time sensitive environment.
  • Excellent Analytical and trouble shooting skills.
  • Ability to work in tight schedules and on different applications concurrently and in teams.
  • Programming skills in C, C++, Java, MS SQL, PL/SQL.


Web Technologies: HTML, XML, XHTML, Weblogic

Languages: SQL, C, Java

RDBMS: MS SQL Server, Oracle DB2

Project Management Tools: MS-Project

Methodologies: Waterfall, Agile

Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX

Automation Tools: HP LoadRunner, Dynatrace, Apache JMeter, Performance Center

Defect Tracking Tools: Jira, TCMS, Quality Center

Other Tools: SiteScope, Optier


Confidential, Chicago

Performance Tester


  • Responsible for gathering and analyzing performance test requirements.
  • Designing Performance project timelines based on given Production go-live dates of the SSgA applications.
  • Preparing Performance Test Plans, Test cases and Click stream diagrams.
  • Designing and develop automated scripts using HP LoadRunner based on business use cases of the application. Extensively used Web (HTTP/HTML) and other protocols.
  • Developing Test harness in VuGen; customize the test scripts for correlation, parameterization and set up the run time settings.
  • Designing Performance test Scenarios using LoadRunner to evaluate the performance of the applications developed in Multi-tier architecture
  • Executing different kinds of Performance tests such as Smoke test(s), Capacity test(s), and Soak or endurance test(s).
  • Monitoring Throughput, Hits per Second, and other key Online Monitor graphs during a Performance test.
  • Identifying Performance bottlenecks in the system from the Performance test(s) executed on an application.
  • Detecting Memory leaks in the application from a Soak or Endurance tests.
  • Analyzing Performance test results and share quick findings as a Preliminary test results to the stakeholders.
  • Using open source tools like Fiddler and Guidewire Profiler logs for UI analysis.
  • Generating Oracle AWR with the halp of DBA team and share the reports to Developers for SQL tuning opportunities.
  • Helping Application teams to tune the Applications Server configuration for JVM Heap size.
  • Logging Performance defects in Quality Center and assign them to the app. teams.
  • Organizing daily/weekly status calls with App. teams and prepare meeting minutes and action items.
  • Preparing a report as Summary of Performance test findings, conduct a walkthrough on the report with Stakeholders, and send the final version to them for review and sign-off.
  • Attending a Scrum call on daily basis with the Performance Engineering on-site and Off-shore teams and report the status to the management.
  • Attending weekly Performance test engineering meetings for better performance testing process.

Environment: Load Runner (VuGen, Controller, Analyzer), Guidewire Product, IBM Websphere, Optier, SoapUI Pro, Load Ui PRO, Fiddler, Windows, HTML, XML, J2EE, Oracle, and SQL.

Confidential, Olympia, WA

Performance Tester


  • Conducted meetings and walkthroughs with users, developers and Business Analysts to gather information about business process.
  • Design, develop and implement test plans, scripts, and tools using the detailed business requirements document provided by the business analysts.
  • Develop testing processes and approaches according to standards.
  • Extensively used Web (html/http), Web Services protocol in Load Runner
  • Involved in generating scripts and handling Correlation, parameterization, transaction points, debugging and various other functions using Load Runner Vugen
  • Used and Performed manual correlation to compare and identify dynamic data in Vuser scripts.
  • Responsible in developing and managing test data and test environment
  • Used Performance Center to create scenarios and set up monitors to track load generator for performance testing.
  • Involved in scalability and bottleneck testing of application.
  • Designed the Manual and Goal oriented scenarios using Load Runner Controller module to test
  • Responsible in executing scenarios and in analyzing results.
  • Ramped up Virtual users in a load test to achieve a maximal transaction volume of 1200 concurrent users.
  • Extensively used Controller to perform and execute Baseline, Ramp-Up, Endurance, and Stress test cycles.
  • Used Wily Introscope for identifying response time and memory leaks during load tests.
  • Performed in-depth analysis to isolate points of failure in the application
  • Analyzed Throughput Graph, Hits/Second graph, Transactions per second graph and Rendezvous graphs using LR Analysis tool.
  • Involved in analyzing Runtime, System Resources and Transactions Graphs.
  • Documented average response times, 90% response times and reported them to the application team.
  • Report and track issues/defects using Quality Center, provide management with various test metrics and generate Quality Center reports and graphs.
  • Actively participated in Defect Review meetings on a daily basis.

Environment: Load Runner, Quality Center, J2EE, Apache-Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server, Oracle 9g, SQL Developer, Linux, Windows 2003/XP, Tibco In Concert, Tibco BPM, JDE, Site Scope

Confidential - Memphis, TN

Performance Tester


  • Provided the performance testing estimates at very beginning of the project initiation stage.
  • Analyzed the sizing and system architecture.
  • Prepared performance test strategy for component performance testing and E2E integration performance testing. Identified the key performance parameters to be measured during testing.
  • Prepared workload model for down the line next five years of system capacity and got it approved by key stake holders of the system like architects and business.
  • Installed Load runner components, established the connection between controller and load gens and ensured required components are up and running.
  • Created Shell scripts for collecting the CPU usage, available memory, Redo and I/O stats from web and DB server.
  • Closely worked with DB team in fixing the long running SQL queries.
  • Created custom C scripts for capturing output values and used extensive manual correlation.
  • Created scripts for generating test data and increasing the DB volume
  • Responsible for result reporting to customer and getting signoff for key deliverable like test strategy, workload model and closure report.
  • Review test scripts and various reports prepared by Test engineers.
  • Executed Load testing, stress testing and endurance testing for 16 hrs.
  • Developing the test plan for tasks and obtain stakeholder support for this plan.
  • Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing as per standards defined by the test plan.
  • Coordination with Onsite and development team for clarification of issues and identification of gaps.
  • Organize the status meetings and send the Status Report (Daily, Weekly etc.) to the Client
  • Implement best practices in Project planning, execution, management, re-usable test scripts from Infosys center of excellence.
  • Perform root cause analysis of issues and provide recommendations for issue prevention. Carry out Problem Management activities and assistance to Performance management
  • Responsible for monthly effort confirmation and invoice generations for project.

Environment: RAC, IBM DB2, Siebel 8.2, JDE 9.x & JDE 9.x to JDE 8.x integration OBI-Analytics, Load runner 9.5.

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Performance Engineer


  • Worked closely with Production Managers, Technical Managers and Business Managers in planning, scheduling, developing, and executing performance tests.
  • Develop performance test plans for new application releases and coordinate the Performance engineering team through completion of performance testing projects.
  • Act as Load Runner expert, meet with SDC engineers to determine performance requirements and goals, determine test strategies based on requirements and architecture.
  • Performed Performance testing using LoadRunner and developed test scripts and scenarios.
  • Created test script for the application using the web protocol in the VuGen component of LoadRunner.
  • Enhancing the scripts using VU Generator and performed Parameterization and Correlation to meet the requirements.
  • Created various checkpoints in the script using LoadRunner.
  • Inserted start and end transaction points in the scripts.
  • Created test scenarios for running the testing using LoadRunner.
  • Inserted rendezvous points to emulate the behavior of the browser under heavy load conditions.
  • Profiled slow performing areas of the application, system resources and identify bottlenecks and opportunities for performance improvements.
  • Execute performance test scenarios and analyze results
  • Identified functionality and performance issues, including: deadlock conditions, database connectivity problems, and system crashes under load.
  • Supported in developing testing efforts, project transactions, setting up testing network, functional, integration, regression test and test automation.
  • Responsible for writing Test Plans for Internal and Integration Test environments
  • Performed High Level Design document reviews. Participated in Feature Design review meetings and presented test case review, strategy and feature functionality.
  • Responsible for load tests using LoadRunner by creating scenarios for performance testing of the application by simulating real-time user load.
  • Performed Load and Performance testing using LoadRunner to validate system response time for designated transactions or business functions.
  • Configured Web/Application/Database server monitoring setup using LoadRunner Controller.
  • Generating, Analyzing and interpreting the reports post the performance test execution.
  • Analyzed results of Transactions Response time, Transaction under load, Transaction Summary by Vusers, Hit per Second and Throughput
  • Activating / configuring monitors and adding desired performance counters into the Graphs
  • Used the Transactions and Web Resource monitors to pinpoint bottlenecks.

Environment: Unix, LoadRunner, Shell Scripting, Oracle, HTML, Quality Center, J2EE, C#, .Net, Java Servlets, JSP, JavaScript, Web Sphere, XML, Perl, Solaris, Oracle 9i, SQL/PL SQL, SQL server database, ASP, Windows XP, MS Office.

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