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GitLab DevSecOps platform enables software innovation by aiming to empower development, security, and operations teams to build better software, faster. With GitLab, teams can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously instead of managing disparate tools and scripts.…


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…

Apache JMeter

JMeter, from Apache, is a load and performance testing tool.

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Tricentis NeoLoad

Tricentis NeoLoad is a solution for continuous performance testing software to automate API and application load testing. It was developed by the French company Neotys and acquired by Tricentis, along with the company, in March 2021.


HeadSpin is a Digital Experience AI Platform that combines a global device infrastructure, test automation, and ML-driven performance and quality of experience analytics. HeadSpin is designed to empower engineering, QA, operations, and product teams to assure optimal digital experiences…

Visual Studio Test Professional

Microsoft's Visual Studio Test Professional is a performance testing solution.

Oracle Application Testing Suite

Oracle Application Testing Suite is a comprehensive testing solution, for load, functional and performance testing.

OpenText LoadRunner Professional

A solution simplifies performance load testing for colocated teams. With project-based capabilities, so teams can quickly identify abnormal application behavior.


Testlio offers "fused software testing." The approach leverages a proprietary software testing platform, partnerships and integrations with DevOps leaders, and a global services delivery team in 150+ countries.


The BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform, supported by Broadcom since the acquisition of CA Technologies in 2018 and now by Perforce since the September 2021 acquisition, provides scriptless test automation, as well as unified functional and performance testing. It allows users…

SoapUI Open Source, supported by SmartBear

SoapUI is an open source API testing tool supported by SmartBear's community, supporting functional and performance testing of APIs.


The XCTest framework is used to write unit tests for Xcode projects that integrate with Xcode's testing workflow. From Apple, the solution enables users to create and run unit tests, performance tests, and UI tests for Xcode project.

AWS Device Farm

AWS Device Farm is a mobile application performance testing application that provides real-time automated testing and reproduction of issues, simulating and testing issues that may occur on a variety of platforms (e.g. iPhone or Samsung mobile device, or multiple operations systems,…


Experitest is a mobile and web app performance testing solution, allowing users to simulate different servers, measure transaction duration, and speed index. Understand website and web application response from client to server to UI render. Analyze performance across time, versions,…

Perfecto by Perforce

Perfecto in Woburn, Massachusetts, offers mobile app functional and performance testing, and automation testing. Perfecto was acquired by Perforce in October 2018. The Perfecto product line, now supported by Perforce, includes Perfecto Mobile, and Perfecto Web.


Rapise is a software testing platform that allows users to regression test web, desktop and mobile applications. Some key features include: Playback of Tests, Test Script Editing and Data Driven Testing.

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HttpMaster is a development and test tool for REST web services and API applications. HttpMaster can display and validate the most common REST formats; XML, JSON, and HTML and also supports powerful dynamic parameters, response data validation expressions, flexible request chaining,…


QAComplete is a performance testing tool from SmartBear. The vendor says QAComplete was built from the ground-up to be an easy-to-use test case management tool, adapting to the user's existing processes and empowering users to manage all of their manual and automated tests with ease,…

IBM DevOps Test Performance

IBM DevOps Test Performance helps software testing teams test earlier and more frequently by shifting testing left. IBM DevOps Test Performance validates the scalability of web and server applications, identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces…

Parasoft SOAtest

SOAtest, from Parasoft headquartered near Los Angeles, California, is a load and performance testing tool.

OpenText UFT Digital Lab

Formerly from Micro Focus, a centralized lab of real mobile devices and emulators. With remote access, developers and testers can develop, debug, test, monitor, and optimize mobile apps from anywhere.

CA Application Test

CA Application Test, from CA Technologies, is a functional and performance testing tool.


WebLOAD from global, Israel-headquartered RadView Software, is an enterprise class load and performance testing tool.


An enterprise ready, low-code Git-based DevOps toolchain that enables all developers to connect, transform and modernize mainframe application with CI/CD automation, integrated developer environments (IDE), AI/ML-based application performance monitoring and visualization dashboards,…

Learn More About Performance Testing Tools

What are Performance Testing Tools?

Performance testing tools address application and system design issues by testing reliability and scalability. Unlike bug testing tools, performance testing tools establish a performance baseline and then attempt to discover bottlenecks by adding stress. Specific tests include load tests, soak or endurance tests, spike tests, and others.

The goal of performance testing apps is to establish benchmarks for a target system. A target might be a web app, a server or group of servers, or a whole network. Performance tests can be monitored in real-time for test validity. Results should supply root cause analysis and locate bottlenecks. Additionally, performance test tools evaluate SLA compliance and provide an overall view of system resilience.

Performance Testing Tools Features & Capabilities

Performance testing tools are designed to apply the below capabilities to targets such as servers, groups of servers, web applications, and network devices.

  • Test scenario creation

  • Load generation & virtual user simulation

  • Test environment monitoring, validation

  • Real-time test monitoring dashboard

  • Automated test data collection

  • Test result presentation, interpretation

  • Correlation, parameterization

  • Bottleneck identification

  • IDE integration

  • APM integration

  • Predictive capability

  • SLA baseline setting

  • Software release risk reduction

Pricing Information

Free performance testing tools are available as well as free trials for paid platforms. Most testing tools are priced according to the number of virtual users available for a testing scenario. Additionally testing legacy systems or varied and sophisticated systems can increase cost. Number of tests to be conducted, the type of test, and reporting capabilities often do not influence price.

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