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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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Senior Test Engineer at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 27 2016

What is most valuable?

The two standout features for us are: * Team Server Collaboration - as is the case with many MNCs like ours, teams/team members are spread geographically at various locations. The Team Server module is a boon for such teams as multiple users... more»

How has it helped my organization?

NeoLoad is a robust and versatile tool. With plugins for CI tools like Jenkins, NeoLoad is configured to automatically trigger small load tests on modules each time there is a build update. This has enabled us to identify performance issues... more»

What needs improvement?

We have raised a few support tickets for certain feature sets/improvement areas. These include permanent fixes for a few stability issues discussed in the following question and implementation of more robust solutions for media streaming... more»
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IT Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2017

What is most valuable?

ALM centralizes everything. It allows you to work out how well you are doing project-wise because you see the number of scripts done, the number of tests run, and whether you have mapped all your requirements to it. You can produce metrics there fairly easily for your line management and higher. So, overall, it is better than people using Excel spreadsheets. Performance Center is good because it allows you to share resources, which wasn't happening with Load Runner. With Load Runner, everyone was very specific. I've just got these controllers and their mine and I might only be using them five percent of the time but I need them tomorrow. And I can’t allow anyone else to use them because it will disrupt my schedule. With... more»
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Real User
Performance lead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

As a tool, it's something that we can use in all aspects of performance testing, whether it's services, whether it's web, whether it's customized APIs, like Citrix. It's the tool for performance testing, and it's definitely the industry... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of having one tool it is helpful in terms of training. It has really great reporting features, so not only is it a good tool to do testing with, but when it comes to helping you produce good results that you can present up, it's an... more»

What needs improvement?

I think better or more integration with some of the monitoring tools that we're considering. We're looking to bring in maybe AppDynamics. I personally don't know the integrations but having good integration tools is going to help us in the... more»
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Micro Focus
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Real User
Senior performance engineer
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

StormRunner itself is a pretty good hybrid product of Performance Center. Keeping up with DevOps, thus the best feature of StormRunner is that we don't have to build and maintain infrastructure anymore. Whenever we have to test lab scale... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best benefit would be budget. It's a really inexpensive if you are testing your application every spring or every month. Even for less frequent applications that you have to test regularly. You can hook up your infrastructure to... more»

What needs improvement?

More insight into test results and allowances. It might be a tailor-made requirement for me, but I would like to download them offline and do my own customizations on the reports. Right now, we have some standard templates that generates... more»
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Micro Focus
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Real User
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

LoadRunner is one of the most versatile performance testing tools. One thing I really like about LoadRunner is its breadth of coverage. The number of protocols that it supports, and especially, for example, when it talks about SAP GUI-based... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Think about the performance testing as a part of the whole of your testing lifecycle. It's our go-to product and that's the only product which we use within the organization right now. Not every project goes through performance testing, but... more»

What needs improvement?

One thing I was desiring a few years ago, before StormRunner came in, I was hoping HPE would come out with some of the new tools that are cloud-based, SAS-based performance testing solutions. With StormRunner coming out, it has probably... more»
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Senior presales engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

High scalability. Web-based testing. The interface. If you're familiar with the days of using LoadRunner, when you had to have the 32-bit client, using a web-based client is fantastic. You can spin it up relatively quickly despite the fact... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my current organization, I honestly don't know so much. But in my previous organization, when I was doing consulting, we helped huge amounts of customers prepare not to fail under scale. So whether you have a large amount of base driven... more»

What needs improvement?

Canned reports are always a challenge and a question with customers because customers want to see sexy reports. They want to be able to show something to the CIO. So I think the dashboards are one of the features I'd like to see most. I think... more»
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Director, Service Transition and Quality Management at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Jul 25 2016

What do you think of Performance Center?

Valuable Features: Performance Center is actually run by a performance engineering group so in every release you have a performance engineering phase that runs at the same time as UAT. That's pretty much used to ensure that we're going to hit our production stability, scalability, etc., when a product finally goes in. That is used in a phase gate, it's not continually run. That's one of the things we're eventually going to get to, that you continually run it. • Stability Issues: Our performance engineering team has feedback on Performance Center, so they don't utilize as many of the features as they should. They have it, part of it could be training, but they're not using it as much as they should. They use it, but they're not taking full advantage of all the features in it,...
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Quality Assurance Manager at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 09 2017

What do you think of RadView WebLOAD?

Valuable Features From my perspective, the most valuable feature is the ability to test APIs. Another benefit is how the correlation engine turn a lot of the dynamic contents into variables. That's a real big thing for us. • Room for Improvement It's a pretty strong product from a load-testing perspective, easy to use and you can actually get the tool up running fairly quickly. It would be great, in addition to the load tool, it would be nice, if Radview offered a JavaScript based functional test tool as well. That would be nice. • Use of Solution We have been using RadView since about 2003. • Deployment Issues None • Stability Issues It's stable. It's a pretty quick and easy install, even when they added the analytical piece, before the reports were built into the...
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Micro Focus
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Real User
Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The fact that it allows users to test on real mobile devices instead of emulators is something that projects have told us is beyond compare. Your app or your website won't behave on an emulator like it will on a real mobile device, no matter how great the emulator is - even if it's the one that comes from the OS developer that ships with the development studio.... more»

What needs improvement?

We like to host the tools centrally. We would need them to be multi-tenants, so different projects could log on and have their own set of devices and their own set of apps, and they wouldn't see data from other projects that are using it. Right now, the way that we're managing it is we're requiring no clients are able to access it, so if we do happen to see... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior qa manager at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance of load test applications, reliably, and with good reporting.

How has it helped my organization?

We have high confidence that the results are reliable. It's helped catch multiple bugs before they've gone to production. And we're able to more confidently release software into production, just more confidently release code.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see better reporting, ultimately, and analysis. I'd like to see the analysis more accurately pin-point where these issues are; a little more feedback immediately in terms of the anomalies that we're seeing during the testing, so... more»
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Micro Focus
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Principal consultant at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to do multithreading. That's available in any performance testing tool, but the number of protocols that this particular tool supports has been very good. The support and the stability of those protocols are amazing. That's why I... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it as a performance testing tool. Obviously, performance testing helps with improving your application's performance, maintaining the stability, and the availability of systems. It's very easy to use. Sometimes, in very rare cases, we... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the Internet protocols come into LoadRunner because that's the future. Most organizations are going to be heading that way, so I would love to see that added. If the support of the protocols was the same throughout the... more»
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Real User
Senior manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the things in the airline business, we see that our number of users varies on a day to day basis, from season to season. So, from an airline business standpoint, we are looking at scalability as one the major things and how can we... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the key things we use is simulating the actual user experience on the log. We have a huge set of applications from front end to the back end systems. How do we integrate all these systems and how do we simulate the real time user... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things we were looking for is more of a DevOps support, like BlazeMeter has. It would be an ideal scenario to incorporate those kinds of features. I know there are some open software products which have that but it would be ideal... more»
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CA Technologies
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Real User
User
Mar 05 2017

What is most valuable?

We were doing load testing. We were testing web servers, and we needed to confirm that our servers were performing as well as the old ones.

How has it helped my organization?

One example of what happened is that we noticed that there was a significant difference between our two sites. It turned out that there was a configuration on the network side so after we fixed that, the performance was much better. It helped... more»

What needs improvement?

There was one feature that I wanted that they didn't have. The feature was starting two tests simultaneously, but keeping the data separate, and showing separate graphs from two different test instances on the same display. What happened is... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Dec 21 2016

What is most valuable?

* Easy to make small changes to the test without reconfiguration, so we could step increases in load and find the limits without risk in breaking the test scripts. Consistent testing allows for confidence in the results and ease of use by the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provided an easy to use tool to measure the performance of our most critical business application, along with the expertise of BlazeMeter to properly generate the test case. It has allowed us to test the impact of vendor updates to their... more»

What needs improvement?

It's a rather expensive tool for running just a few tests — which is our primary use case, if there was a pricing structure that met our use case price wouldn’t be of concern. Worth noting is that we requested they donate our use of the tool... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Senior Quality Assurance Automation Engineer / Manager at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Feb 07 2017

What is most valuable?

I really like the ability to spin up as many load generators as I need, and get statistics on response times and the load generators themselves. BlazeMeter support and flexibility is also hugely valuable. To accurately test load on a webserver it takes traffic (load) from multiple “load generators”. A load generator is a machine running load testing software... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Building an in-house group of load generation JMeter servers to load test usually takes time and effort. BlazeMeter makes all that simple.
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Real User
IT Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

To me as we have used most of the MQ stub," MQ recording" is the best useful feature i would say -because of its flexibility to configure various MQ recording methods as per the implementation and "pass through"feature too.

How has it helped my organization?

The tool is helping us to build various virtual services for various middle layer components: MQ, REST, and SOAP services. Using service virtualization, we are able to accelerate the testing and development activity. Without SV, integration... more»

What needs improvement?

As per my working experience over the last three and half years with RIT/RTVS, I would consider two following areas of improvement: * Reporting, in the recent release of RCPT, "Usage graph" feature is included, but that still needs... more»
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Vendor
Qa manager at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

For me, it's the fact that I can train my team on a single tool. It really is kind of our Swiss Army Knife in that it can handle so many different types of protocols and technologies, and I don't have to train my team on multiple tools to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's really given us a lot of insight into, especially as we've moved into DevOps now, incorporating that into our CI lifecycle. We can start the performance testing earlier on, carry the same results through, and have it as part of our... more»

What needs improvement?

Mobility, I think, is the biggest for us right now. We're really getting into mobile app testing, native mobile app testing, so native Android and IOS devices.
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Micro Focus
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Performance Analyst at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 24 2016

What is most valuable?

The reason we chose it and the most valuable feature is the amount of virtual users we can run in a test. We have run up to 900,000 users.

How has it helped my organization?

We do online testing for the States as we have contracts with them. We have to be able to support a certain number of students, so this helps us confirm and validate that we can support the number of students that are taking online testing at... more»

What needs improvement?

I think the reporting could be better. I think you could have a little more variety of reports. Right now, you get an email saying, "Here's your report". You can't put in the analysis tool. You can't export it to Excel. Those are the things... more»
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Real User
Manager Performance Engineering at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 04 2016

What is most valuable?

What I really like is our team's core competence in building good tests that really do find issues, because of our full-time dedication to it. We have Performance Center as a platform to share with others that don't do performance testing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to on the reporting end show how even though we don't have a smoking gun on this release, and it made everything so terrible that we've got real quality issues, we know when it started and that it's only getting worse. When... more»

What needs improvement?

I know there are integrations with continuous testing. It's got tie-ins to some of the newer tools to allow continuous testing. I'd love to see us not have to customize it, but for it to be out of the box. I have some concern over its... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Development Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* The ability to quickly scale out a load test across the world, just to simulate realistic world traffic conditions.

How has it helped my organization?

For us in particular, we're a product that gets heavily used during the election season. We've always had trouble handling this burst in the past, so this past year, I've started using BlazeMeter at this company. We took from January to July... more»

What needs improvement?

At the moment, it's heavily based on putting a load on systems through API endpoints/HTTP endpoints. There is a lot of existing tooling out there in organizations that deal with a Selenium-based test and they only have a Selenium web driver... more»
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