Advantages of Load and Performance Testing
With a Load and Performance Test we can help you test the performance of your digital products and to minimize the frustration and disappointment of users – every millisecond counts. Find out how your website, app, or any other digital product behaves when it’s under high load.
Users are highly sensitive when it comes to loading time
When optimizing software, functionality and usability are often the main focus. As websites and apps are meant to be flawless and easy to use, there are other non-functional requirements that might get swept under the rug, such as performance and stability.Show more
Website or app loading times need to be as short as possible and when it comes to minimizing the frustration and disappointment of users, every millisecond counts. Unfortunately, even when software has been successfully tested for load and reaction times in a lab environment, various issues still remain unaddressed.
For example: How does the system perform in real-world conditions? What happens if thousands of users want to access the software simultaneously?Show less
Generate load and get feedback on performance
With our Crowd, consisting of more than 600,000 testers with over 1,000,000 devices, we can generate the load needed for your load and performance test. We rely on testers with different network providers that can create an enormous amount of traffic.Show more
By using the load testing tool JMeter, the results tend to be extremely close to reality. Other than the analysis of various indicators in the backend, testers have performance testing tools such as FireBirds that are used to track KPIs.
Furthermore, you can choose to learn more about the individual tester’s experiences with load times through questionnaires. Load and Performance Testing with Testbirds provides backend analysis and gives qualitative feedback from all the individual crowdtesters participating in the test.Show less
“Working with Testbirds led to us professionalising our testing process, as it forced us to critically examine our own testing structure. It definitely made our organisation more mature […]. Furthermore, crowdtesting has proven to be efficient. We can start testing on a Monday and see results on a Tuesday.”Download Case Study
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What is Load and Performance Testing?
A load and performance test is one of many webpage tests in the field of Quality Assurance.
It helps you test the performance of your digital product when it’s under high load. Performance testing should ideally happen before load testing since load tests usually won’t run smoothly if the performance isn’t up to par.
What is load testing?
During a load test, you find out how your website, app, or any other digital product behaves when a lot of users try to access it at the same time. You can also focus on specific parts, for example the checkout process.
A load test is normally performed before the release of a product, or before a traffic-heavy event like Black Friday.
What is performance testing?
In a website performance test, the performance of the server, database, and network of a digital product is checked. The response time of your website is especially important. It’s helpful to test the performance of your digital product regularly to make sure code changes don’t have a negative impact.
How it looks in practice
Can my online store handle the Christmas rush? What would happen if thousands of users simultaneously began searching my online store for that green sweater with reindeers on it, since it was featured in my prime time TV commercial?
The quality assurance manager of one of our clients wanted to answer these questions by performing a website load test. The necessary load was created with the help of our Crowd.
All at the same time, 200 testers on iOS and Android smartphones with differing network providers performed ten previously defined test cases on a 4G connection. Afterwards, the testers answered qualitative and quantitative questions, which were then aggregated and evaluated by one of our project managers.
Together with the subjective feedback from the testers, the KPI analysis was used to better prepare the system for the next big Christmas shopping spree.
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