Over the last 10 years NMQA have helped major organisations resolve performance related issues and confirm that load levels are sustainable. Traditionally this work has been conducted with main stream performance test tools such as LoadRunner, Silk Performer and the like. However, technology advancements and our desire to research the market now means we can offer experience with many of the cheaper alternatives and even freeware tools, and proof that they can do a great job under the right circumstances.
Since achieving Microsoft Partnership in March 2009, NMQA’s Test Lab has access to Microsoft’s Visual Studio to conduct a comprehensive and cost effective solution, something very few companies can match.
Performance Testing from NMQA covers four core non-functional testing areas:
1. Load Testing: Tests if your website or application can handle pre-determined levels of data or users.
2. Stress Testing: Tests the point at which your system can no longer generate a user response.
3. Soak Testing: Tests your system under a pre-determined load over a sustained period of time.
4. KPI Testing: Tests the number of requests per second that your server can handle, whilst keeping response times suitable for key actions within the website or application.
Understanding, monitoring, and improving the above will ensure your website or application does not unearth any nasty surprises. Whether it is a new or revised project, NMQA will work with you advising on best approach, test tool choice, concurrent user levels, server capability, and overall performance analysis.