Load Testing is one of the types of performance testing. The typical load testing process is Test Design, Test Execution, Analysis the report, Fix the performance bottlenecks, and Re-run the scripts. To identify responsiveness and stability issues, you need to use different kinds of loads.
In every load testing, two parameters are involved – no. of virtual users and Test Duration. So the goal is you need to load the targeted no. of users within the stipulated time.
In this blog article, you will learn how to ramp-up users using different load test strategies.
In this type, you ramp-up all the users quickly and see how the application behaves with concurrent user load.
For example: Let’s say you have planned for 2000 users and two hours test duration. All the 2000 users will be ramped-up in 120 seconds, and the test will run for 2 hours with a 2000 concurrent user load.
Ramp-up and Ramp-down Load
In this load, you ramp-up and ramp-down gradually. Instead of loading all the users quickly, you will load slowly and see how resources are utilized.
The multi-step load is well suitable if the end-users are using/visiting the web application from different time-zones. A sudden increase in the load may not help you to identify the performance bottlenecks. Multi-step load adds a set of users in the given interval instead of loading all the users in one go.
Sometimes It is impossible to predict the user load. We will recommend adding a random load test. You can analyze how the application is reacting to the fluctuating load.
In this test, you load a small set of users for a while and suddenly increase the load exponentially to test how the system scales when the load is super fast.
Choosing the right load strategy will help you to identify the performance issues before releasing the system/app to the end-users. As one of the best QA companies, we create a concrete performance testing plan after gathering requirements from our clients.
Testing the responsiveness and stability of your application is vital to avoid unexpected issues. If your application is not responding, the user may never visit again. Performance testing is expensive. You need an expert team to accomplish the goals accurately. Contact us for your Load Testing needs.