Take the stress out of load testing with a fully managed service
The SV-Load setup process is simple and logical
Step 1 – Simple setup
We establish key contacts within your business, discuss project aims and proposed user journey specifications as well as estimated timetables, scale and targets. With access to the target test site our load test engineer will identify areas of key functionality as the basis for each journey.
Our team analyse historical user traffic to verify that the selected areas are suitable for incorporation into the test model.
Our preparation is detailed and thorough
Step 2 – Real world preparation
We design your load test model to match real-world page targets and metrics such as user journey times and conversion rates. The number of journeys and mix of journeys will be finalised at this stage as well as drop-off ratios. We’ll prepare a technical project plan in conjunction with your technical experts.
Our technical team create the required dynamic user journeys making intelligent choices from page content just like real users. We also run comprehensive pre-test checks at an agreed time. These checks ensure that the target site is fully functional, users are behaving as intended and the load model is accurate.
We manage load testing for actionable results
Step 3 – Realistic Load testing
SciVisum specialists execute the main load test and monitor and analyse the results in real-time. We’ll do this in conjunction with your own technical experts where appropriate.
We send a summary of the results immediately after the test, detailing whether the test targets have been met, as well as the peak throughput measured and initial insight into the performance issues encountered.
We’ll deliver a detailed report for discussion
Step 4 – Actionable reporting & recommendations
The final report will contain a breakdown of key performance metrics such as delivery times and errors encountered by users. It will also include the tester’s analysis and recommendations, tailored to your specific project requirements and stakeholders. We can include internal server monitoring to help pinpoint performance bottlenecks. We deliver the report to specified contacts and invite and encourage discussion on any of the points covered.
You may want to consider a monitoring trial using the load test user journeys, especially during a post-test release or peak trading period. Your SciVisum account manager can arrange this.
Find out how SciVisum can help you take the stress out of load testing, contact us to find out more or to request a demo.