Performance and Load Testing Services
spriteCloud is a performance and load testing specialist and an authorised OctoPerf partner. We plan, create and execute performance and load testing and analyse results to help our customers determine the benchmarks and breaking points of their systems. spriteCloud’s 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 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.
What website performance issues can mean to your business:
- The BBC found they lost an additional 10% of users for every additional second their site took to load.
- Google’s DoubleClick found 53% of mobile site visits were abandoned if a page took longer than 3 seconds to load.
- COOK increased conversions by 7%, decreased bounce rates by 7%, and increased pages per session by 10% when they reduced average page load time by 850 milliseconds.
Poor website performance damages your reputation and it hurts your bottom line.
spriteCloud’s offers performance and load testing services in the Netherlands and remotely, to provide your organisation with experts who can test your website and application to its limits. We will provide you with actionable insights so that you can use to ensure your customers are happy.
Contact us via the contact form at the bottom of the page and turn performance into your competitive advantage.
Types of Performance and Load Testing Services
Performance testing for websites or applications 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. This test helps to set the benchmark and standards of how a 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 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 load test allows you to understand how many users your system can handle, and how they affect specific areas of your application, like during checkout, for example. Load testing websites and applications should be undertaken frequently and therefore, be integrated into your CI cycle.
Application stress testing checks the stability and robustness of the system under extreme loads and how it recovers from failure. Stress testing websites and applications aim 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 breaking-point.
Stress testing for websites or applications should be run before important events like Black Friday Sales or the launch of campaigns expected to drive a lot of traffic to a site or application. A slow or downed e-commerce checkout could seriously affect sales and the organisation’s reputation.
Performance and Load Testing Process
- Review documentation.
- Review spriteCloud QA performance and load testing checklist.
- Meet to discuss the technical details of the environment.
- Documenting of test strategy.
- Documenting of test scenarios.
- Documenting of test execution activities.
- Documenting of the timelines.
- Recording user scenarios as defined in the Performance and Load Testing Checklist.
- Migrating the local user scripts to the desired load test platform for customisation for testing purposes.
- Test run to ensure each script is correct and the SUT is fit for use.
- A test profile is the configuration of a test where you can customise the load over a set duration, to produce a mimic a specific real-world situation.
- Running (at least once) and re-running (as time permits) each test type and recording the results.
- The result from the performance test are drawn up and added to the Performance and Load Test Plan document.
We can provide performance and load testing services for your website or application via several delivery methods. You can hire a full-time software tester to join your organisation, you can request ad hoc testing for a situation where you don’t test very frequently, and you can assemble a recurring monthly package for consistent testing, the best solution. Find out more by clicking each ‘More Info’ button. If you find these all confusing get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our contact page so we can help you figure out the best solution.
Our software testers are very experienced at testing client applications remotely. The COVID-19 virus has forced a lot of organisation to work remotely but fortunately, our testers already have the skills to help remote teams. spriteCloud has been providing testing both remotely and on-site for over ten years. All of our software testing services can be executed remotely.
Ad Hoc Testing
Projects are fixed scope engagements of a predetermined time frame. In other words, we test only what you ask for. Projects can be delivered locally at your office alongside your team or carried out in a remote testing format from our offices in Amsterdam or Kiev.
Contracting is a method engagement where a tester is contracted to join your organisation to deliver the required testing on a (near-)full-time basis. Contract-based work is typically delivered locally but can also be delivered remotely.
Software Testing Subscription
Our Software Testing Subscription is a monthly recurring package (a Test Stack) made up of a custom mixture of our software testing services. Here you can decide the exact software testing services you want, how much testing you need, and how long you want the subscription. Our Software Testing Subscription allows you to create the best quality products for the best customer experience because it facilitates consistent and high quality testing.
Reported with Calliope Pro
All test results are delivered to you via Calliope Pro, our proprietary test results dashboard. Calliope was designed to make it easy to share, compare, and monitor test results with all stakeholders in one central location. Create a company, upload results, and collaborate more effectively.
Calliope was created for testers, by testers. Give it a try today.