Holidays – It is that time of the year when everybody travels to be with family. Online ticketing portals are under heavy load due to rampant booking. What if a site crashes during an ongoing transaction due to excessive traffic and server’s inability to manage it? Not only is it an embarrassment, but loss of business as well. This is a very basic example, but there are mission critical software which cannot afford to have such glitches. Such scenarios are precisely the reason that load testing the application is extremely important.
Load testing is a subset of performance testing which gauges the functioning of a system under different load conditions. It essentially identifies the bottlenecks and potential breaking point by checking for response time, throughput rates, and resource utilization when subjected to peak load.
Why is it so important to conduct load testing?
Why is it important to have load testing protocols in place?
Challenges of load testing
Load testing has certain challenges which, if not addressed, reduce the efficacy of the testing process.
How Webomates helps in addressing these challenges
There are many tools available in the market which aid in performing load testing.
- Some organizations develop it in house and customize as per their needs.
- Some use open source tools. They are rudimentary but fulfil the required needs.
- Enterprise level tools which have more capabilities.
It is important to consider the following factors while selecting a load testing tool.
- Ease of Use
- Ease of integration
- Accuracy and accessibility
Webomates CQ checks all these criteria, and even more. Let us explore how.
Ease of Use: There is no need for having skilled resources putting in weeks of coding to write load test scripts. CQ converts functional test scenarios to performance/load testing cases just with the click. CQ users can effortlessly convert any functional test to load test just by enabling “performance check” for that particular test case. It allows you to configure the number of virtual users for testing. Once this configuration is done, the load testing process can be invoked.
Ease of integration: Our tool seamlessly integrates in your CI/CD pipeline and has a facility for a complete package for functional and performance tests. It provides codeless and effortless load testing, which is completely on demand and can be invoked as and when needed.