Difference between Performance Testing and Load Testing

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Performance Testing

Performance testing is performed over the software to test its performance under a particular workload for its sensitivity, reaction time and its stability.

Load Testing

Load testing checks the performance of the software to check its performance under real life-based loads.

The following are some of the important differences between Performance Testing and Load Testing.

Sr. No.KeyPerformance TestingLoad Testing
1PurposePerformance testing tests system performance under varying loads.Load testing tests system performance for multiple users using the application at the same time.
2ThresholdPerformance testing is conducted at below and above threshold limits.Load testing is conducted at threshold limits.
3ResultPerformance testing ensures that the system is performing perfectly under varying loads.Load testing ensures that the system can handle how many users at a time without performance degradation.
4ResultPerformance testing checks the performance of the system.Load testing checks the operational capacity of the system.
5CostPerformance testing tools are not much costly.Load testing tools are very costly.
6TargetsPerformance testing checks the reliability, scalability, and speed of the system.Load testing checks the sustainability of the system.


raja
Published on 15-Apr-2020 09:58:11
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