Performance Testing

Performance Testing is defined as a type of software testing to ensure software applications will perform well under their expected workload.Performance Testing is done to provide stakeholders with information about their application regarding speed, stability, and scalability. More importantly, Performance Testing uncovers what needs to be improved before the product goes to market.

Proficiency

We at Shadow focuses on checking a software program's

Scalability - Determines maximum user load the software application can handle.

Speed - Determines whether the application responds quickly

Stability - Determines if the application is stable under varying loads

Performance Testing Operating Model



Plan & Design Performance Tests

Determine how usage is likely to vary amongst end users and identify key scenarios to test for all possible use cases

Identify The Performance Acceptance Criteria 

This includes goals and constraints for throughput, response times and resource allocation.

Implement Test Design  

Create the performance tests according to your test design.

Run, Analyze, Tune And Retest  

Execute and monitor the tests. Consolidate, analyze and share test results.

Identify Your Testing Environment 

Once you understand the re Know your physical test environment, production environment and what testing tools are available. 

Configuring The Test Environment 

Prepare the testing environment before execution. Also, arrange tools and other resources. Reports on the test results – After running tests, it’s good to know the results of the tests at a high level.

Benefits


Validate the fundamental features of the software

Having a solid software foundation is a key principle of generating software success. Measuring performance of basic software functions allows business leaders to make key decisions to around the setup of the software.

Measure the speed, accuracy and stability of software

Measuring performance speed, accuracy and stability is a vital aspect of software performance testing. It allows you to monitor the crucial components of your software under duress and can give you vital information on how the software will be able to handle scalability.

Performance testing allows you to keep your users happy

Measuring application performance allows you to observe how your customers are responding to your software.  The advantage is that you can pinpoint critical issues before your customers.

Improve optimisation and load capability

Another benefit of performance testing is the ability to improve optimisation and load capacity. Measuring performance can help your organisation deal with volume so your software can cope when you hit high levels of users.