Stress Testing vs Load Testing

by Nataliia Vasylyna | July 27, 2015 8:43 am

Many people involved in the software testing process not once faced with the concept of load testing which means the check of the system’s behavior under normal and high load.

Load testing is sometimes performed in conjunction with performance testing, as during these two types of verification the system performance under loads is checked. It refers to checking the loading speed, scalability, reliability and resource consumption. The main goal is the immersion of system in the multiplayer conditions and a certification that the operation meets the customer’s expectations.

Rather often the novice testers muddle together load testing and stress testing, and sometimes even security testing[1]. This can lead to fatal mistakes and inconsistencies with customer suggestions after the work performed. The fact, that stress testing performs more intensive load for the system under test than usual load testing. Stress testing exposes the program to critical loads and tries to provoke the fall of the program.

The Main Differences Between Stress and Load Testing:

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