Volume Testing

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What is Volume Testing?

Volume testing is a Non-functional testing that is performed as part of performance testing where the software is subjected to a huge volume of data. It is also referred as flood testing.

Volume Testing Characteristics:

  • During development phase, only small amount of data is tested.

  • The performance of the software deteriorates over time as there is enormous amount of data overtime.

  • Test cases are derived from design documents.

  • Test data is usually generated using a test data generator.

  • Test data need not be logically correct but the data is to assess the system performance.

  • Upon completion of testing, results are logged and tracked to bring it to closure.

Volume Testing - Checklist:

  • Verify if there is any data loss.

  • Check the system's response time.

  • Verify if the data is stored incorrectly.

  • Check if the data is overwritten without any notification.



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