Performance Testing Tools
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GitLab is a complete open-source DevOps platform, delivered as a single application, fundamentally changing the way Development, Security, and Ops teams collaborate and build software. From idea to production, GitLab helps teams improve cycle time from weeks to minutes, reduce development…
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.
Microsoft's Visual Studio Test Professional is a performance testing solution.
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…
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.
SoapUI is an open source API testing tool supported by SmartBear's community, supporting functional and performance testing of APIs.
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,…
The BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform, supported by Broadcom since the acquisition of CA Technologies in 2018, provides scriptless test automation, as well as unified functional and performance testing. It allows users to test and monitor public, private, and 3rd party APIs,…
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.
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 Rational Quality Manager is a performance testing and quality management hub.
Micro Focus UFT Mobile (formerly Mobile Center, or HP Mobile Center) is a performance testing solution for mobile apps acquired by Micro Focus from HPE. It is presented as a centralized, omnipresent lab with enterprise remote access to develop, debug, test, monitor, and optimize…
IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing option.
SOAtest, from Parasoft headquartered near Los Angeles, California, is a load and performance testing tool.
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,…
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…
CA Application Test, from CA Technologies, is a functional and performance testing tool.
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) is an application performance testing and application requirements management suite.
TestingBot is a cross-browser functional testing tool for websites from a Belgian developer.
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
SLA baseline setting
Software release risk reduction
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.