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How to start performance testing project

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How to start performance testing project

  1. 1. How to start Performance Testing project? A practical guide to performance testers Author: NaveenKumar Namachivayam Writer at
  2. 2. ● Send business proposal to the clients
  3. 3. ● Once your client agreed, start collecting Non-Functional Requirements
  4. 4. ● Non-Functional requirements such as Response Time, Throughput, Transactions per sec, CPU usage, Memory, Disk, Network etc.
  5. 5. ● Industry standards like Response Time < 5 seconds, CPU and Memory usage < 60%
  6. 6. ● Identify Critical Scenarios
  7. 7. ● If your client is not able to provide critical scenarios and workload models, we can derive it from the server logs.
  8. 8. ● Tools like 123loganalyzer, Deep Log Analyzer, AWstats, Analog etc.
  9. 9. ● If no server logs available, analyze the business applications and identify the critical scenarios.
  10. 10. ● E.g. Banking application.Critical Scenarios will be1. Login2. Check Balance3. Apply for Loans4. Pay Bills...etc...
  11. 11. ● Identify the performance testing tool
  12. 12. ● Record your critical scenarios
  13. 13. ● Enhance your scripts such as1. Inserting Transactions2. Correlations3. Think Time4. Run time settings5. Browser settings6. Cache settings... etc...then perform a unit test to baseline thescript
  14. 14. ● Create Scenarios to execute. Define following:1. Ramp-up period2. Steady State3. Ramp-down period4. Loops5. Mix of transactions6. IP Spoofing...etc...
  15. 15. ● Execute the scenario at least three cycles.1. Baseline Test Perform the test with 15-20% of target load2. Load Test Perform with actual load for three cycles. Steady State duration: min. 1 hr3. Stress Test Perform load test and then slowly ramp-up theload step-by-step. Disable Think time and Cachesettings Steady State duration: min. 2-3 hr4. Endurance Test Perform load test for 10-14 hours to identifymemory leaks
  16. 16. ● Collect metrics such as1. Response Time2. Throughput3. Transactions per second4. CPU Usage5. Memory6. Disk utilization● Prepare Report● Baseline the report● Compare with Benchmarks and previous results
  17. 17. Thank you! Happy Performance Testing!Visit | |