By Ray Parker
Apparently, it is true that if an application does not work efficiently, chances are high that customers will turn to another competitor software. Users tend to replace their applications that have performance issues or requires excessive load times. However, in order to keep a business growing it is important to work on software quality. Software testers work on improving performance of the applications so that businesses can keep up with the rising competition in the market. Software testing companies provide excellent performance testing services to measure software performance and increase chances of its success.
Following are 6 ways in which you can enhance the performance testing efforts:
- Involvement of End-Users:
Software testers believe that the best feedback regarding an application can be achieved only from the end-users. In performance testing, the real-time users are involved in using an application, and their experience is used as feedback. If they find issues in load time, and are not satisfied with the software performance, their feedback is very useful. It highlights the performance issues in an application, prior to launching a product in the market. Testers carry out load testing which focuses on managing load from multiple users using an application. Nevertheless, only actual users of an application can evaluate its user-experience.
- Mobile Testing Integration:
As discussed above, real users can tell exactly what is missing in an application with respect to its performance. Thus, testers measure the user experience on real mobile devices while checking its load. They conduct various performance tests on mobiles to assess the load testing results.
In order to get the most out of performance testing, DevOps should be utilized to keep up with the rising agile trends. Testers can achieve better results by deploying Continuous Delivery and DevOps. These software delivery methods aid software testing by improving the performance and ensuring software quality.
- Using Other Tools:
It is likely that your performance testing tools provide outstanding results, but it is important that the analysis from these reports is unique. Testers need to expand the report capabilities by integrating it with other external tools. For instance, if a tester is using a simple Excel sheet to compile a report, the data should be exported to sophisticated business intelligence tool for better results.
- Load Testing Tools:
Testers utilize load testing tools that aid them in resolving underlying problems in the performance of an application. It allows locating the source of problems in the system and prioritizing which need to be resolved immediately.
- Testing Conditions should be Isolated:
It is necessary that the testers isolate all testing conditions from each other, so that each problem is resolved individually. All performance issues cannot be rectified at once, thus singular approach to performance testing is the best solution.
By extending these performance testing efforts, it is expected that you will achieve the most out of this testing technique. Involving real-time clients is a very good approach to testing performance for all fits, as testers can get real feedback and provide better solutions.
Ray Parker is a senior marketing consultant with a knack for writing about the latest news in tech, quality assurance, software development and travel. With a decade of experience working in the tech industry, Ray now dabbles out of his New York office.