Performance Testing Tools

Best Performance Testing Tools include:

AWS Device Farm and Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack).

Performance Testing Tools Overview

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.

Performance Testing Products

(1-25 of 55) Sorted by Most Reviews

200 ratings
46 reviews
Selenium is open source software for browser automation, primarily used for functional, load, or performance testing of applications.
113 ratings
33 reviews
JMeter, from Apache, is a load and performance testing tool.
Unified Functional Testing (formerly HP UFT)
54 ratings
11 reviews
Unified Functional Testing (UFT, formerly known as HP UFT and before that QuickTest Professional or HP QTP) is a functional and performance testing tool acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
Oracle Application Testing Suite
171 ratings
8 reviews
Oracle Application Testing Suite is a comprehensive testing solution, for load, functional and performance testing.
Micro Focus LoadRunner (formerly HP LoadRunner)
49 ratings
6 reviews
Micro Focus LoadRunner (formerly HP LoadRunner) is a load and performance testing tool acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
14 ratings
6 reviews
NeoLoad from French company Neotys is a load and performance testing tool.
Visual Studio Test Professional
25 ratings
4 reviews
Microsoft's Visual Studio Test Professional is a performance testing solution.
Tricentis Tosca
19 ratings
3 reviews
Tricentis Tosca is an integrated testing solution. According to the vendor, this solution consists of a unique model-based Test Automation and Test Case Design approach, encompassing risk-based testing, test data management and provisioning, service virtualization, and more.
3 ratings
2 reviews
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, while reporting…
Perfecto Mobile
7 ratings
2 reviews
Perfecto Mobile in Woburn, Massachusetts, offers mobile app functional and performance testing.
12 ratings
2 reviews
BlazeMeter, a CA Technologies company (in turn, now a Broadcom company), provides performance and load testing as a service. BlazeMeter provides a web based interface for creating static load tests and can run any JMeter script for dynamic load tests. One of BlazeMeter's main strengths is that it su…
Parasoft SOAtest
5 ratings
2 reviews
SOAtest, from Parasoft headquartered near Los Angeles, California, is a load and performance testing tool.
Micro Focus Performance Center (formerly HP Performance Center)
16 ratings
2 reviews
Micro Focus Performance Center (formerly HP Performance Center) is an application performance and load testing solution acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
IBM Rational Quality Manager
2 ratings
1 reviews
IBM Rational Quality Manager is a performance testing and quality management hub.
Micro Focus Mobile Center (formerly HP Mobile Center)
1 ratings
1 reviews
Micro Focus Mobile Center (formerly HP Mobile Center) is a performance testing solution for mobile apps acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
2 ratings
1 reviews
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.
2 ratings
1 reviews
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, and many other p…
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
5 ratings
1 reviews
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) is an application performance testing and application requirements management suite.
CA Application Test
5 ratings
1 reviews
CA Application Test, from CA Technologies, is a functional and performance testing tool.
AWS Device Farm
7 ratings
1 reviews
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, etc).
IBM Rational Performance Tester
3 ratings
1 reviews
IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing option.
SOAPSonar from global company Crosscheck Networks headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts is a performance testing tool.
Australian company Flood IO offers cloud load and performance testing.
Eggplant Performance
Eggplant Performance 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 understanding of the UX impact at scale. Eggplant Performance is from Eggplant Sof…
Load Impact
Swedish company Load Impact offers load and performance testing.