Load Testing Tools
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ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, and ServiceV Pro) is a REST and SOAP API functional testing tool that enables software developers, QA engineers, and manual testers to work together to create, maintain, and execute complex end-to-end API tests in their CI/CD pipelines without…
JMeter, from Apache, is a load and performance testing tool.
Oracle Application Testing Suite is a comprehensive testing solution, for load, functional and performance testing.
Micro Focus LoadRunner (formerly HP LoadRunner) is a load and performance testing tool acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
Progress Test Studio aims to be the easiest to use Web Automation tool on the market, widely used by Enterprise QA’s for testing, but easy enough for anyone. The product automates testing for WPF, Silverlight, Web, HTML, Angular, React, KUIB, iOS, Android, Mobile Web, and API’s.…
SmartBear LoadComplete is a performance, stress and load testing tool for web and Rich Internet Applications, including ASP.NET, Ajax, Flash/Flex and Silverlight.
SOAtest, from Parasoft headquartered near Los Angeles, California, is a load and performance testing tool.
Cavisson’s NetStorm is a performance testing and capacity analysis appliance. It is a load generator that provides an accurate estimation of Client Perceived Response Time (CPRT) enabling IT companies to guarantee Service Level Agreements (SLA). Its technology handles load variables,…
dotcom-monitor in Spring Park, Minnesota offers LoadView, a web load testing and stress test service.
The Eggplant Test Automation Suite, now from Keysight since the June 2020 acquisition, provides user-centric performance and load testing designed as simple to use, and able to simulate virtual users at both the application UI and the network protocol levels so the user gains a true…
Harness, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, is a Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform designed to provide a simple, safe and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production. Founded in 2016, Harness uses machine learning…
Keysight Network Test, consisting of the former Ixia BreakingPoint and Ixia Hawkeye product brands, among other tools, helps the user exceed customer expectations by ensuring high performance of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G/LTE networks in both pre-deployment and real-world environments.…
Stockholm based k6 offers their k6 load testing tool (formerly known as Load Impact) to simplify and automate load and performance testing for agile software development teams. Through integration with other automation and Continuous Integration tools, k6 states they enable performance…
WAPT is a load, stress and performance testing tool for websites and web-based applications. This solution is designed to minimize the learning curve and give the user the ability to create a heavy load from a single regular workstation. The vendor says users can create a basic test…
StormRunner Load is a SaaS cloud loud and performance testing tool formerly owned and supported by HPE, now supported by Micro Focus.
Compuware headquartered in Detroit offers Hiperstation, a performance and load testing tool.
AutoStub™ is a tool to accelerate API development, designed to reduce build time by designing, prototyping, documenting and testing APIs . It creates a functional mock that allows developers or prospective users to work with the API before it’s fully implemented. Autostub allows…
LoadNinja is a cloud-based performance testing platform for engineers and performance professionals to load test web application with real browsers at scale using test scripts that can be replayed immediately after recording. LoadNinja is designed to produce actionable browser based…
Landslide is a testing application from Spirent Communications, used to emulate network functions and control and data plane traffic for millions of subscribers consuming IMS and over-the-top services in 5G, LTE, GSM, UMTS, eHRPD and Wi-Fi networks.
FPT Software offers the Citus Cloud Load Test, available on AWS or Microsoft Azure.
Functionize is presented as an intelligent testing platform that incorporates AI and machine learning technologies to automate the painstaking software testing process, from the company of the same name in San Francisco.
Yandex.Tank is a utility for load testing and performance analysis of web services and applications.
What are Load Testing Tools?
Load testing tools are a subset of performance testing software, but load testing is one of the most important aspects of overall testing. There is much overlap between the two categories in terms of product coverage. Load testing is the simplest form of performance testing and is designed to test system behavior under expected loads.
This is different from stress testing, which is about overloading systems until they break to understand the outer performance limits. In contrast, load testing ensures a software application or physical network can handle user requests encountered under ordinary operating circumstances.
This activity is typically performed at, or close to, the end of the production cycle so that multi-user load simulations are more accurate. Individual components of an application might also be load tested as part of the development cycle, for example in agile development. However, this is generally referred to as functional testing.
Load testing enables users to evaluate application performance metrics, such as response times, resource-utilization levels, and throughput rates, under ‘normal’ circumstances.
Features & Capabilities
These are features that most load testing tools will have:
Multilocation load testing
Web application testing
API load testing
Database load testing
Mail load testing
Load test performance reporting
Load test plan/script customization
Load Testing Tool Comparison
Many load testing tools are open-source and free to use.
Paid load testing tools are often combined with functional, performance, or stress testing tools, and are presented as a ‘testing platform. These platforms are typically priced on a monthly subscription basis, prices can range from $15 / mo to $175 / mo for more advanced plans. Prices for enterprise level solutions are available upon request.