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Modern software products become more and more complicated and thus they need constant testing during the whole development process. It’s necessary to make sure that everything works as it should and to ensure users’ smooth interaction with the system. This is why you need to do stress and performance testing to check system’s stable work.
You need stress testing to emulate real loads on your system. Thus, some of the stress tests analyze system’s behavior when used simultaneously by several users. Based on the results of this testing you can judge system performance in general and its separate modules in particular. Then you may ask what the difference between stress and functional testing is.
First of all, stress testing requires good analytical skills. Stress testing is not just a sequence of tests which emulate user’s behavior. It’s also additional research work. Second, a testing specialist should have extensive knowledge of network protocols, databases and app servers. Third, stress testing implies a whole complex of different operations which can give specialists an idea how the system behaves under load. This is what we demand from our test automation services team.
So, stress testing includes the following types:
- Performance testing.
This type of testing checks system performance under the maximum load possible. As a rule, this tests are scenarios of the loads which exceed regular system load. The most vivid example of stress testing would be the use of a robot to create an unnatural number of simultaneous connections to the system.
- Reliability testing.
This type of stress testing checks system’s performance during a several hours of use with medium load. Reliability testing is aimed at memory leakage detection or system reboot.
- Volume testing.
Volume testing is done to track the time system needs to perform certain operations. Also, it can show system’s capabilities when used by several users simultaneously.