Understanding importance of Performance & Load Testing
We live in a digitalised world where almost every second impacts the end user experience, a minute’s lag and dissatisfaction in experience may mean users choose competing products. Without an effective methodology for predicting system behavior and performance under real life stress conditions, they are exposed to the types of catastrophic slowdowns and failures that cripple productivity, drive away customers and decimate the company’s bottom line.
Performance testing becomes critical to evaluate the quality of the application in terms of transaction responsiveness, speed, scalability and stability under a variety of load conditions. Helikon’s load testing process determines a system’s behavior under both normal and anticipated peak load conditions, and identifies the maximum operating capacity of an application and elements that cause degradation.
We understand how performance is built into the system right from driving clarity in performance requirements, usage patterns, covering tool selection and simulation of workload, up to performance analysis, tuning and monitoring. We proactively assist our clients in identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks by testing their product or service in production like environments so as to ensure that the system does not give surprises if put to stress with large number of users and for extended duration while in production.
Our Performance Test Engineers are expert in conducting various types of performance tests such as load testing, stress testing, soak testing and volume testing at different levels of application for analyzing the capacity of the system and server’s response time.
Performance Testing Types We Perform
The behavior of the software is evaluated under a specific expected load with the use of load testing tools.
Determines the ability of application to maintain a certain level of effectiveness under stress load.
Evaluates the productivity of the software by increasing the volume of data in the database.
Determine the application's effectiveness in "scaling up" to support an increase in user load.
It tests how the system responds to an unexpected rise & fall of user load.
Here the software continuously sustains particular amount of load for a long period of time.
Our Performance Test Approach
- Assess Business Requirements
- Review Application Features
- Identify Key Elements to Setup Test Environment
- Identify Performance Test Matrices
- Define Baseline Values
- Define Timing, Tools & Types of Performance tests
- Creation of Test Plans
- Creation of Test Scenarios
- Define Test Data
- Configure Testing Environment
- Execute Test Scenarios
- Validate Results
- Record Outcomes
- Analyze Results
- Make Recommendations