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Testing (Performance)

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Software performance testing involves testing software applications to ensure they will perform well under their expected workload. The goal of performance testing is not to find bugs but to eliminate performance bottlenecks. Performance testing will determine whether or not their software meets speed, scalability and stability requirements under expected workloads.

Currently we have expertise in the following:-

  • Load testing - checks the application's ability to perform under anticipated user loads. The objective is to identify performance bottlenecks before the software application goes live.

  • Stress testing - involves testing an application under extreme workloads to see how it handles high traffic or data processing .The objective is to identify breaking point of an application.

  • Endurance testing - is done to make sure the software can handle the expected load over a long period of time.

  • Spike testing - tests the software's reaction to sudden large spikes in the load generated by users.

  • Volume testing - Under Volume Testing large no. of. Data is populated in database and the overall software system's behaviour is monitored. The objective is to check software application's performance under varying database volumes.

  • Scalability testing - The objective of scalability testing is to determine the software application's effectiveness in "scaling up" to support an increase in user load. It helps plan capacity addition to your software system.


Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits 

Performance testing is a technical investigation that provides

  • reliable information about speed, stability and scalability of the product under test
  • supports tuning and optimization efforts
  • ensures software is delivered to the customer error-free

How Much Does It Cost?

How much does it cost? 

The service may be chargeable.

How Do I Get This Service?

How do I get this service? 

Please contact the Quality Assurance Team at UIS by email.




How Quickly Can I Get This Service?

How quickly can I get this service? 

Delivery lead times vary depending on the scope and complexity of the project.

Support Details & Contact Information

Support Details & Contact Information 

Please contact the Quality Assurance Team at UIS by email.


(for opening times, see Supported Service Hours)

Available Service Hours

When is this service available? 

Monday - Friday: 8.30am – 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

Supported Service Hours

Supported Service Hours 

The service is supported:

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

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