Monday, June 9, 2008

AdventNet QEngine 6 - Web Performance Test Tool

Lets have some practical experience on a testing tool. AdventNet QEngine Web Performance Test tool is a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable web load testing tool to quickly test the performance of your web sites and web-based applications. Its automatic analysis enables you to accurately simulate the traffic of thousands of users to identify and isolate performance bottlenecks and optimize user experience within minutes.

Main Features of AdventNet QEngine 6
  • Test Scheduling and Command Line Toolkit
  • Web Performance Testing (Load Testing)
  • Web Services Testing (Functional & Performance)
  • QEngine Issue Tracker
  • QEngine Toolbar for remote record/playback of user actions
  • Browser-based Web testing
  • Jython Test Scripts
  • Environment Independent Tests
  • Powerful Script Editor
The basic steps involved in QEngine Load Testing testing are as follows:

The detail picture of testing with QEngine is provided here.

Now we'll take a look at some of the outputs of the load testing with QEngine.

Transaction Status Summary

The above figure shows a transaction status summary graph provides a snapshot of Requests pending, Response pending & Response status such as, download started and download completed. If pending Request / Response is too high then check the test duration in Summary Report and the error distribution graph in Error Report to identify the problem.

Hits Per Second

This graph shows the number of HTTP/S requests made by Virtual users to the server during each second of the run.

URL wise Response Time Report

More details about QEngine testing is available in the link provided above. The report also speaks of another load and stress testing tool called WAPT 5.0 that provides with an easy-to-use, consistent and cost-effective way of testing web sites, web servers, and intranet applications with web interfaces.

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