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Performance Testing- Software is changing the world

by Swetha So Analyst

Is your organization is getting ready to launch a new deployment. Prior to that its performance has to be tested to make sure that the level of responsiveness and scalability expected by stakeholders will be delivered, Performance Testing helps in finding out whether or not the system meets its requirements in terms of handling more users. Testing of the system like responsiveness, Speed, Scalability, Stability under variety of load conditions. The system is tested under a mixture of load conditions and check the time required responding by the system under various workloads.


Software performance testing involves the testing of application under test to ensure that application is working as expected under numerous conditions. The goal of performance testing is not only find the bugs in the system but also eliminate the performance bottlenecks from the system.It measures the quality scores of the system, such as scalability, reliability and resource usage.Performance testing encompasses a range of different tests which enable analysis of various aspects of the system.


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And they are few techniques of Testing Process which has to be followed:

  • Load Testing-Load testing will result in measuring an important business critical transactions and load on the database,

  • Stress testing- is performed to find the upper limit capacity of the system and also to determine how the system performs if the current load goes well above the expected maximum.

  • Soak testing-performed to determine the system parameters under continuous expected load.

  • Spike testing-Spike testing in software testing is mostly done to perceive how the system responds to unforeseen ascent and fall of the load. It is additionally called Data volume testing.


And overall performance of performance testing should maintain,


  • Speed

  • Scalability

  • Stability

  • reliability




For the success of Software system Performance testing plays a key role software testing life cycle. It makes certain the customer satisfaction & elements the risk of product failure. So it very much Essential to carry out the Performance testing before goes live.


Security Testing- Think beyond:


Security testing is a process to determine that an information system protects data and maintains functionality.To check whether there is any information leakage.To finding out all the potential loopholes and weaknesses of the system. The security Testing should be performed both prior to the system going into the operation and after the system is put into operation. And Continuous security Testing is performed to demonstrate and to check the system meets the specified security requirements and identify the left out security vulnerabilities, if any.Identifies application performance bottlenecks that impede intended business functionality and their causes,


Purpose of Security Testing:


Security test helps in finding out loopholes that can cause loss of important information. And they are few basics Security which has to be followed:


  • Confidentiality

  • Integrity

  • Authentication

  • Authorization

  • Availability


Common techniques for Security Testing:


  • Vulnerability scanning

  • Password cracking

  • Integrity checkers

  • Virus detection

  • War dialing

  • Wardriving (wireless LAN testing)

  • Penetration testing


The above tests can also be used to demonstrate an organization’s security policy compliance, its employees’ security awareness, and the organization’s ability to identify and respond to security incidents.



  • Software testing enable firms to optimize their software application quality and performance. Our quality assurance services are designed to ensure a seamless end-user experience with a greater focus on software performance and security.


About Swetha So Advanced   Analyst

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