Getting started with performance-testing

Installation or Setup

Performance testing is a subject/process/testing methodology but not a tool to setup.

It includes the following core activities:

  1. Identify Test Environment
  2. Identify Performance Acceptance Criteria
  3. Plan and Design Tests
  4. Configure Test Environment
  5. Implement Test Design
  6. Execute Tests
  7. Analyze, Report, and Retest

The objective of performance testing is to validate the capacity and scalability of the deployed server.

Following are the key performance indicators:

  1. Availability - Uptime.
  2. Response Time
  3. Throughput
  4. Utilization (Server and Network)


  1. Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications