Performance testing is the practice of confirming that a platform, service, system, product or tool performs to expectations under anticipated workload and stresses. It is typically conducted using specialized tools that simulate real world conditions such as a large number of concurrent users.
TypesTests for peak volume, known as spike tests, may test how a system responds to high volumes for a short periods of time. Endurance tests may also be run to see how the system performs under load for a prolonged period of time. Each test is designed to confirm that a system meets a set of performance specifications defined by criteria such as page load time. The goal is typically to ensure that user interfaces and automation remain responsive under load.
|Definition||The practice of confirming that a platform, service, system, product or tool performs to performance requirements under anticipated workload and stresses. |
|Related Concepts||Non Functional Testing|
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