What Is Performance Testing?

Performance testing involves examining the responsiveness, speed and stability of an application, and ensures that a computer, device, network, or software application performs as expected while under specific workload conditions. A strong performance testing strategy includes tests that evaluate the reliability, processing speed, data transfer rate, throughput, network-bandwidth, and affordable load limit through various performance testing activities like load testing, stress testing, scalability testing, and many more.

QASource’s Performance Testing Services

QASource’s performance testing experts have experience of completing all types of performance testing services including high-demand services such as stress testing and load testing services by creating a customized plan for each client based on the unique testing needs. No matter what the client’s industry is, be it healthcare, legal or eCommerce, our testing experts have extensive expertise and domain knowledge to serve clients across different industry verticals. Below are a few of the most common performance testing solutions we provide to our clients.
  • Load Testing

    Test the application’s ability to handle certain amounts of data
  • Scalability Testing

    Test software’s ability to scale up or scale down according to its non-functional capability
  • Soak Testing

    Test a system’s performance with the typical production load for a prolonged period to validate functionality
  • Resilience Testing

    Evaluate the application’s performance under stress or chaotic conditions
  • Endurance Testing

    Test the application’s capability to endure huge data loads for prolonged periods
  • Stress Testing

    Check software for robustness by testing it beyond the limits of normal operation
  • Configuration Testing

    Ensure that the system is supporting all hardware and software configurations
  • Capacity testing

    Check application’s ability to handle traffic without compromising UX
  • Volume Testing

    Check system performance under increased data volumes in the database
  • Spike Testing

    Test the software’s capability to handle sudden fluctuations (increase or decrease) in traffic

Select the Most Appropriate Performance Testing Tools

Our team of performance testing experts ensures that each of our clients selects the performance testing tools, application monitoring tools and tech stack that complement their software development lifecycle, team structure and testing needs. Our QA engineers are tool agnostic and have the expertise to use whichever tools are best for the overall project. A few common tools our team uses for performance testing are:

Check out a Recent Performance Testing Case Study

Mobile Testing Challenge

One of our clients offers enterprise legal matter management solutions and was experiencing business requirements shifting regularly according to their customers’ demands, requiring our client to adopt an agile workflow and an entirely new way of thinking about testing and collaboration across development and QA.

Mobile Testing Solutions

Our team of testing experts took a three pronged approach to make sure that our client’s application performs as expected. The approach included strategy planning so we could adapt to their agile process and create a comprehensive performance testing plan. We then identified and prioritized all of the business-critical workflows to ensure thorough testing took place and developed scripts for testing their prioritized scenarios. These scripts were then integrated with our CI tool for automatic test execution and report generation.

Mobile Testing Results

In the end, our client experienced significant cost savings across several areas, including hardware and testing tool expenses, human resources and change management by identifying performance defects and architectural issues early on by offering greater visibility into overall and specific scenario performance.

Why Partner With QASource?

  • Nearshore, offshore or hybrid outsourcing options
  • A dedicated team of QA experts familiar with your specific industry and testing needs
  • Access to state of the art testing facilities, test labs and tools
  • A team well versed in specific industry rules, regulations and laws
  • Access to an advanced technology group constantly improving our Automation, Database, DevOps, Dev, and IT capabilities
  • Non-billable engineering leadership and US customer support

Frequently Asked Questions

What approach does QASource follow for performance testing services?

QASource follows a comprehensive approach for performance testing services, which includes analyzing requirements, identifying metrics, creating a test plan, designing scenarios, selecting tools, executing tests, analyzing results, and providing recommendations. The approach involves load testing, stress testing, and scalability testing to ensure the application performs well under varying conditions.

What are the various pain areas addressed by the performance testing services?

Performance testing services address the following pain points:

  • Poor application performance
  • Slow load times
  • Poor scalability
  • Poor user experience
  • Inadequate response times

What are the most common outcomes of performance testing?

Performance testing services can provide clients with various outcomes, such as:

  • Identifying performance bottlenecks
  • Understanding system capacity
  • Improved application speed and response times
  • Enhanced user experience
  • Increased reliability and availability
  • Reduced risk of downtime

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