What Is Load & Performance Testing?
Companies are under pressure to deliver an excellent customer experience. You must ensure your software responds reliably, correctly, and consistently, regardless of usage load.
Performance testing assesses how an application behaves under specific conditions and analyzes the results so you can identify and address any bottlenecks or blockages that prevent smooth operation.
With a load and performance testing strategy, your applications can be better prepared for unexpected demand. Load and performance testing tools ensure your system handles sudden bursts in traffic and delivers a superior user experience.
Why Is Load & Performance Testing Needed?
Most days, your application functions under normal conditions. But once in a while, the load peaks, or the performance of a dependent system dips.
Many organizations only perform tests against a subset of the potential conditions that users could experience. Agile teams recognize that they need to run performance tests against a variety of workloads to meet user expectations.
Performance and load testing tools are a check engine light on system performance. They test under regular and extreme loads to find any faults and ensure your application can take the heat. Test automation makes it easier and faster to run a combination of performance testing steps in parallel.