What is Performance testing, Load testing and stress-testing tools in software testing?

Performance testing tools are basically for system level testing, to see whether or not the system will stand up to a high volume of usage. A load testing is to check that the system can handle its expected number of transactions.

A volume testing is basically to check that the system can handle a large amount of data, e.g. many fields in a record, many records in a file, etc. A stress testing is one that goes beyond the normal expected usage of the system (to see what would happen outside its design expectations), with respect to load or volume. [Read more…]

Difference between Volume, Load and stress testing in software

Very simply we can put the difference between Volume, Load and stress testing as:

Volume Testing = Large amounts of data
Load Testing = Large amount of users
Stress Testing = Too many users, too much data, too little time and too little room

What is Load testing in software testing?

Load testing is a type of non-functional testing. A load test is type of software testing which is conducted to understand the behavior of the application under a specific expected load.

  • Load testing is performed to determine a system’s behavior under both normal and at peak conditions. [Read more…]