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Performance Tester




McGregor Boyall has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Test Analyst to join an ever-growing financial services organisation, who are passionate about adopting cutting edge-technologies across their global business and redefining the future of finance.

The Performance Tester will be based in our client’s new, hi-tech offices in the heart of Edinburgh and will be responsible for the maintenance and creation of test scripts and the organisation’s overall architecture performance.

The successful candidate will be working with various project teams to create high level tests, while identifying effective and efficient solutions. You will be expected to actively challenge business and technical requirements and ensure a risk-based approach is taken in all testing activity.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong experience with Performance testing tools, for example HP LoadRunner, Performance Centre or HP monitoring software
  • Proven ability to break down complex designs into smaller, manageable areas.
  • Ability to influence various stakeholders and team members.
  • Experience of Agile methodologies and the ability to work effectively to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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    McGregor Boyall is super proud to be representing a very successful FinTech start-up firm that is looking for skilled Java Engineers to join their collaborative teams in Edinburgh and London.

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    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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    Type – Perm

    Role – Web Developer

    Salary- £40,000 -£50,000

    Location – Cambridge

    JavaScript – HTML/CSS Layout – Design & UX – React/Vue/Angular 2/Meteor/Ember/NodeJs – Remote working (occasional) – Cambridge – AI Company

    Our small-medium sized AI company have had significant investment and are growing the tech team. The innovative company are looking for a Web Developer to help build the websites and web apps. This role would suit someone wanting to join a company that works extensively with machine/deep learning.

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Senior Quality Engineer - Automation/Performance

£45000 - £65000 per annum

Leading Edinburgh based are currently looking to build out a new Agile Quality Engineering team at their city centre offices. These roles will be working across the full quality engineering life-cycle and will cover areas such as automation, performance and security testing. Predominantly hands on roles you should be very comfortable with in-depth experience in at least one of the following specialised test ares: Automation, Performance or Security.

You should also have experience in most of the following areas:-

  • Agile working practises
  • NFT testing tools (e.g. Cucumber, Selenium, Load Runner, Soap UI, Vega or Check Mark)
  • Testing Life-cycle
  • Senior technical or team leading experience

Good opportunities for career advancement and an excellent Agile working environment. Please send your CV in the first instance for further consideration.

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QA Test Engineer


McGregor Boyall have an exciting new opportunity for a talented Test Engineer to join an innovative fintech organisation, that’s breaking new ground within the payments sector. This is a rare opportunity to help shape the platform of our client, who are planning to double their development team over the next few months. Our client has offices in Edinburgh, London and Dublin and are ranked in LinkedIn’s 2019 Top 20 Start-ups List.

The QA Test Engineer will work within the development team to deliver a best-in-class product. As an experienced tester, you’ll help make decisions about the architecture and technologies that will make up our automation test suite for API and web frontend, while being involved in manual and automated testing. Essentially, you’ll help maintain the quality and performance of the platform as the transaction volume grows.

What you will need:

  • Expertise in both manual and automated testing techniques within an agile environment is essential.
  • Experience with Java/Selenium, with knowledge of testing across multiple platforms.
  • Knowledgeable about BDD tools such as Cucumber or Gherkin.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Test Analyst


McGregor Boyall have a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK's leading entertainment companies that serves millions across Europe. Home to award winning teams, our client focuses on their people, meaning there's plenty of opportunity, no matter what your career goals.

The successful candidate will join the ever-growing Data Technology & Analytics team, who brings together data from all sources of the business. The Test Analyst will be working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment surrounded by the high performing team to ensure the quality of new and evolving ETL functionality to satisfy diverse business needs.

What you will be doing:

  • Define test approach, scope and coverage, being responsible for successful completion of testing within agreed timelines.
  • Liaise with the wider team of testers, developers and technical analysts and conduct peer reviews of test approach and evidence.
  • Produce test documentation and informed test estimates and ensure consideration is given to the use of automated and manual test approaches.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate, regulatory and legislative requirements.

What you will need:

  • Strong testing background, with desirable experience testing databases/data warehouses.
  • Previous experience of Netezza, Oracle or SQL Server.
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies and tools would be advantageous.
  • Ability to independently report on progress, identifying and flagging impediments immediately.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.