Load Testing: When Timing Is Everything

by Nataliia Vasylyna | June 17, 2016 6:56 am

In a software testing company, experts’ views on the approach to load testing are usually divided.

Some testers prefer executing functional testing[1] and performance testing in as realistic environment as possible. Others would rather plunge headlong into the testing process as early as possible. The latter approach often brings more informative outcome, considering that a simple configuration of testing environment allows executing a larger number of versatile tests.

With this approach, a specialist in software testing[2] can find critical bugs early, which is vitally important for a project. It helps software testing company to provide the services of a high quality.

However, the realistic simulation approach is also worth attention. It will bring more valuable results if a team prefers simple but frequent tests.

What Are the Advantages of Simple Tests?

All in all, timing and simplicity are the keys to effective load testing[3]. However, each team and each individual tester should at first identify their priorities and then build a testing strategy based on this prioritization.

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Endnotes:
  1. functional testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/We-Are-Professionals-in/functional-testing/
  2. software testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/We-Are-Professionals-in/software-product-testing/
  3. load testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/Withstand-the-Load/Load-Testing/
  4. What Is LoadUI?: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/12/26/loadui-testing-tool/
  5. HP LoadRunner vs HP Performance Center: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/03/14/performance-testing-tools/
  6. The Notion of Soak Testing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/03/09/soak-testing-notion/
  7. E-Commerce: What to Test during Load Check?: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/01/31/ecommerce-load-testing/
  8. The Basis of Performance Testing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/01/06/performance-testing-basis/

Source URL: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/06/17/load-product-testing/