Whether a system is to be used internally by your work force or externally by your customers, it’s stability and performance directly correlates with your success.
I hope you find this Performance Test Plan template helpful. Please use it wisely. You see, I have mixed feelings about template test plans – performance or otherwise.
Lack of Appetite to Test
The most debilitating and possibly biggest challenge I face when it comes to load testing is the lack of appetite to load and performance test from the senior project stakeholders.
Entry Criteria for Load Testing
A question I get asked a lot is ‘What are the entry criteria for load testing?’ Before I go on, I’d like to clarify what I mean by load testing. Sometimes I see the term confused with; interchanged with or lumped in with performance testing. When I refer to performance testing, I mean end to end response time, including rendering, of a single user. By load testing I mean, how does the system including network, servers, machines, database cope when multiple users are using it at the same time?