Stress testing allows detecting issues with software or site performance, which can cause system failures and, as a result, increase clients bounce rate.
Stress testing is classified as automated testing that allows emulating system load in order to check out its stability, health and scalability.
We offer stress testing targeted at:
- performance testing to determine system scalability under certain stress
- stability testing to verify site or app performance in terms of avarage load during considerable period of operation
- stress (load) testing to test system reliability at peak loads in order to check out how fast the system can revert to initial parameters after the stress is over
- volume testing to determine system scalability in terms of increased data volume in the database
- scalability testing to check out the ability of the system under test to demonstrate stable work in terms of increased load, retaining the same response time and causing no additional costs
Stress testing goals:
- define the abilities of the system under test and determine its scalability
- troubleshooting of system issues that could cause its operational failure
- define hardware and software necessary to provide optimal system performance
When is Load Testing Required?
Load testing helps you detect a variety of issues with:
Software design, such as incorrect concurrency/pooling mechanism, memory build-up, poor optimization, other
Server configuration, such as web server, load balancer, application server, database server, etc.
Hardware limitation issues, such as CPU maximization, excessive disk I/O, memory limitations, etc.
Stress testing is done at the stage of software development before product launch and new product releases. It is also done to optimize app work at any stage of its lifecycle and to choose an appropriate software platfrom and server configuration for the defined load.