Quality Assurance and Project Management

Jul 13 2009   10:00AM GMT

Five phases of Performance Testing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

As in a software project, the complete project lifecycle comprises of different phases. Similarly the performance testing lifecycle also comprises of various phases. Performance testing is usually, as the name suggests, is done to evaluate or examine the performance of the software product with the help of some tools and certain parameters. The performance testing may include components based on the requirements that include – load, volume, stress etc.

Five prominent phases of performance testing can be:

Phase 1:
a) Test Plan
b) Test strategy

Phase 2:
a) Load Modeling
b) Scripting
c) Benchmarking criteria

Phase 3:
a) Benchmark execution
b) Other executions
c) Reports generation
d) Reports Analysis

Phase 4:
a) Reports reconciliation
b) Reports compilation
c) Final Test Report
d) Bottlenecks identification
e) Recommendations

Phase 5:
a) Execution of recommendations

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