What Should be Known About Load Testing?

What Should be Known About Load Testing?
September 23 10:48 2015 Print This Article

Testers with many years of experience in the software product testing know that load testing is divided into two subspecies – endurance testing and volume testing. Both subspecies vary by their duration and the load level.

Volume testing is more short-term and applies a more serious load, while the endurance testing distributes the load more evenly but thereby the time of its execution increases in direct ratio.

Despite this quite significant difference the main idea remains the same – to check the system for bottlenecks, to understand what kind of load the software can withstand and under what conditions, and to assess the overall coefficient of system’s performance.

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By What Features is the Load Testing Characterized?

  • First of all, load testing requires the strictly controlled conditions, to display the performance evaluation in facts and figures.
  • This type of testing calculates the response time of the program, and provides testers with an opportunity to identify the code sections where the fracture occurs under the excessive or prolonged stress.
  • Load testing is usually performed after a series of basic checks such as functional testing, localization testing, usability testing and so on.
  • This kind of inspection is the most effective way to find out whether the software is able to withstand the influx of users.

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