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What is Performance Testing Tools?

Before an application can be deployed, it should ideally be tested under different operating conditions to make sure it can perform as expected. To do this, software testing professionals use performance testing tools (sometimes just called “testing tools”) to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks that might affect how an application will behave in production.   

Some performance test products are commercial. Others are open source. They do QA testing and stress testing. They can do either manual testing or automated testing.  Most tools have features for extensive test automation to save time. Most are able to do a website test.

Test automation users on IT Central Station have commented at length regarding the best features to seek in an automation testing toolset or performance testing tool. Users want testing tools to be very easy to download and set up.  Ease of use and levels of automation are also important, given the limitations one testing personnel and resources.

A good performance testing tool should make it easy to create test plans and follow through on them.  According to IT Central Station users, a tool should be able to simulate a load of concurrent users and enable extensive, flexible reporting output to show the results.

Some test tools offer a recording feature, which makes it easy to create test plans.  For instance, the tool might provide testing templates.  The tool should support multiple protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP etc.) and technology stacks, such as SAP, JAVA and so forth.   Users value flexibility and the ability to monitor systems under test. Testing tools that offer comprehensive results analysis are praised for making testing teamwork more efficient.

Some users want performance monitoring tools to offer powerful scripting tools to record user actions programmatically. A flexible, versatile scripting engine can extend tests with success-failure checks that make the test more intelligent. The ability to ramp concurrent users makes the tool representative of real world use conditions.  In this way, the tester can scale up in order to simulate load.

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➢ Having 3 years of IT Experience in Performance testing with Telecom domain. ➢ Good experience in tools like HP Load Runner, HP Performance Center and CA Wily Introscope. ➢ Worked on various Protocols like Web (HTTP/HTML), Web Services, Ajax Truclient and Java Record play. ➢ Worked in all... more>>
Reviewed Performance Center: Can book load generators and do IP Spoofing
OATS Engineer-Onsite Consultant
Hi guy's I'm a Software Test Automation/Performance Engineer by profession-Specialized in Automation, Performance Testing and Quality Assurance of Oracle application's(OATS) & also a lifelong learner who want's to learn & experience new thing's, make friend's and help people in whatever... more>>
Reviewed Oracle Application Testing Suite: Functionality testing tool need improvement but Load...
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Senior IT Service Management Consultant
Joined Fingerprint as a Systems Engineer in Apr-2008, worked in implementations and enhancements in many ITSM projects specially related to performance management and service reporting for big customers in Gulf like Saudi Telecom, Aramco, SABIC, Alinama Bank, CMA and many others besides... more>>
I am a Project Lead in Performance testing having over 8 years of experience in Information Technology. I have experience of working in all phases of Software Testing Life Cycle and I am involved in analyzing functional requirements, developing the LoadRunner Scripts, Reviewing and execution of... more>>
Associate - Projects
A Seetest, perfecto & ISTQB certified tester with 5 years of IT experience in mobile automation, load testing, manual testing and automation testing for various platforms like Mobile, Web, UNIX and Windows using various scripting languages like Java, Vb Scriptand using various automation... more>>

Martijn is a fast learner, rational, energetic, a good team-player, responsible, has excellent communication and organizational skills, is able to work under pressure, to prioritize and meet hard deadlines. He has worked on some very high-profile prestigious projects. Martijn ensures that the... more>>
Performance Architect
Currently working in Wipro as a Performance Testing Consultant. Have wide knowledge in HP Loadrunner, Neoload and bunch of other performance testing tools. I also have some knowledge about Performance engineering. I have done extensive consulting work for various projects in Wipro on performance... more>>
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Non Functional Test Manager
Stijn has over 16 year’s international experience (including banking & Telco) as performance test specialist and test manager using both agile and waterfall models. Stijn has worked in Europe, New Zealand and Australia as Performance Engineer testing and optimising complex enterprise... more>>
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Load Test Engineer Application Server Administrator J2EE TechLead Banking, Insurance, E-Commerce
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A proficient performance tester with 5 years of testing experience. Competency in performance testing of complex and mission critical web based applications, GUI based applications using testing tools like LoadRunner, JMeter, NeoLoad.

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