spriteCloud is a performance test specialist and an authorised OctoPerf partner. We plan, create and execute performance and load tests and analyse results to help our customers determine the benchmarks and breaking points of their systems. spriteCloud’s performance tests help to ensure that when your peak-season promotional campaign takes off, your checkout page doesn’t crash, costing you reputation and potentially millions in sales.
In today’s world of short attention spans, limited patience, and saturated markets, your website or application needs to provide customers with seamless and enjoyable experiences, otherwise your revenue will suffer. These issues are only further compounded with mobile devices dominating browsing and modern online activity.
It sounds sensational, but it’s true. If your product photos take too long to load, the checkout page times-out during payment, or your app grinds to a halt during a busy period, your customers get a terrible experience and lose interest in your brand, which loses you money.
spriteCloud’s performance and load testing services provides you with experts who can test your website and application to its limits and provide you with actionable insights so that you can ensure your customers are happy. Contact us via the contact form at the bottom of the page and turn performance into your competitive advantage.
We can provide performance and load testing for your website or application via two delivery methods that can be mixed to create a testing solution that best fits your needs. For instance, if you are preparing a web shop for the holiday rush, you might need remote testing at regular intervals, or your digital agency might require a contracted tester (working locally) to test campaign sites for several months.
Projects are fixed scope engagements of a predetermined time frame. Projects can be delivered locally at your office alongside your team or carried out remotely from our offices in Amsterdam or Kiev.
Contracting is a method of rolling engagement where a tester is contracted to join your organisation to deliver the required testing. Contract-based work can only be delivered locally, typically from within your team.
Performance testing of a website or application is a general term for tests used to determine the behaviour and performance of a system. Performance testing checks the performance of the components of these systems by passing different parameters in different load scenarios. A performance test helps to set the benchmark and standards of how an website or application behaves under normal parameters.
This test helps develop benchmarks for system performance. Using the waterfall methodology, a performance test should be run with each release, continuous testing should be done when working agile.
Load testing for websites and application simulates real-world conditions to check how an application or website behaves during normal and high loads. This test mainly checks response time, peak performance, and server quantity while these attributes are loaded with expected normal and high loads. This type of test is usually undertaken near the completion of a development project.
This test allows you to understand how many users your system can handle, and how they affect specific areas of your application, like checkout. Load testing websites and application should be undertaken frequently and therefore integrated into your CI cycle.
Stress testing checks the stability and robustness of the system under extreme loads and how it recovers from failure. The aim of stress testing is to ensure that servers don’t crash while undergoing a sudden high load for a considerable amount of time. This test simulates a load higher than the expected break-point.
Stress testing for websites or applications should be run before important events like Black Friday or the launch of campaigns expected to drive a lot of traffic to a site or application. A slow or down e-commerce checkout could seriously affect sales and reputation.
“We have done it, and we have done it to a standard, that we simply could not have achieved without spriteCloud.”
Martijn van Egmond | Ecommerce Manager | O'Neill
“Over the course of many challenging technical projects for major brands, SpriteCloud and its staff have demonstrated their skills, and have become a trusted partner and welcome addition to our teams.”
Mark C. Rutter | QA Manager | BlastRadius
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