We cannot allow errors to affect software performance adversely.
With the increasing interactivity of applications and requests to them from users, the load on the server is growing and requires a high level of service. To be sure of the correct operation of the app in real conditions, software performance testing is imperative. With performance testing, we detect:
slow loading time
long response time
poor scalability issues
system reliability issues
As a result, we assess the efficiency and operational capability of the application during the design and deployment phases. During the testing process, we determine the number of users simultaneously working with the application and the limits of acceptable performance with increasing load, also examines productivity at high, extreme, stressful burdens.
Types of Performance Testing
Are you sure your software can handle the load? Within load testing, we continuously increase the number of active users at one time, hence the load on the system, and check the behavior of the app under those conditions. When the system is performing well under heavy load, we also monitor the response time and staying power of the app.
An app may crash when hardware resources like CPU, memory, disk space, and others are insufficient. Stress testing aims at checking the stability of software out of bandwidth capacity. We define system failures and monitor its correct recovery to see the behavior of the system in non-standard situations and be sure of its full recoverability.
Spike testing evaluates the weakness of the application by extreme incrementing and decrementing in the load. In such a way, we evaluate the behavior of the system in case of a sudden change in load volumes over short periods of time. As a result, you can minimize the occurrence of problems in the app caused by insufficient system performance.
Endurance testing is usually performed to test the behavior of a system with an expected load over a long period of time. We let the system run longer than it is designed to check its staying power. During this test, we highlight issues such as system crashes, random behavior, and memory leaks to fix them and prevent their further occurrence.
Scalability testing services check the app’s capability to scale up user traffic, a number of transactions, and data volume of the system, as well as to determine the peak of scaling. Once we found the maximum load, we ensure that the system is scalable after it. This testing helps to detect errors related to software, hardware, and database performance.
Volume testing is essential for apps that operate with a huge amount of data. Within this testing, we check the performance of the application under various database volumes to check it can withstand them, also measure the response time and the number of users simultaneously working in the system. We verify that your software capable of real-world usage.
Automated performance testing allows optimizing the process of creating and executing test cases and also find the appropriate software platform and server configuration for the application. Automatic scripts perform repetitive tasks and allow to test the product more regularly based on the generated scripts.
Configuration Performance Testing
Configuration testing helps to determine the optimal configuration of equipment that can provide needed performance characteristics and system reaction time, as well as to test system performance with changing its configurations. Combining this testing with stress, load, and stability tests can bring excellent results.
The QA team has been a great help for the release of our new offering, Unfold for Brands. The team has really put themselves in the place of the user to find any bugs or user experience issues, mitigating any potential issues at launch.
Alfonso Cobo, Head of Unfold at Squarespace
We've worked with QAwerk to handle the QA of our native desktop app. They've done a tremendous job and even went out of their way to ensure the quality of the app. We'll continue working with them in the future.
Julien Berthomier, CEO & Co-Founder at Station
Need performance testing of your software?
Each software has its own features, so we develop an individual performance test plan that is effective for your product.