Performance, stress, volume, and stability testing help to detect and fix bottlenecks in the application before they become a huge problem. But when or why should you run these specific types of testing?
=> Performance testing. The main goal here is to define the application scalability under the load. Thus, the following activities should be conducted:
- Measure the time spent on the selected process's execution.
- Define the number of users that work with the application.
- Define the limits of acceptable performance during the load.
- Analyze the system performance under the high, limited, and stress load.
=> Stress testing is deliberate, intense testing under extreme, unfavorable conditions, aimed to check the application and system working ability in stress situations and then evaluate its regeneration process.
=> Volume testing presupposes the performance evaluation with a large amount of information in the application database.
=> Stability testing is used to test application reliability during a long period with a medium load. It is critical not to have any memory leaks, server restarts, or any other problems that can influence the application stability.