In the quest for optimal performance and a fault-free user experience (UX), most website managers would agree that load testing should be an integral part of any website performance programme. But with a bewildering range of tools available – including WebLOAD, Apache JMeter and LoadRunner – why should you consider outsourcing to SciVisum’s fully managed load testing service?
Here are eight reasons why outsourcing will reap greater benefits than self serve or DIY approaches to load testing.
2. DIY/self service tools lack realism
You need realistic testing that really walks in your customers shoes for results you can trust. Testing that behaves as real customers do; looking into page content and making dynamic choices, running a real-world mixture of journeys and modelling drop off ratios. These are all essential or your results could be misleading and overlook important bottlenecks.
3. DIY/self service tools oversimplify
Oversimplifying tests can be dangerous, as you won’t uncover all the issues and you’ll be relying on inaccurate data when making decisions. Self-service tools, record and playback approaches and automated, shift left approaches generally lack the sophistication necessary to realistically assess performance and ensure a satisfactory UX.
4. Outsource to the experts
By outsourcing to SciVisum, your business has access to a UK-based service provider focused on delivering actionable results. You’ll get realistic data from dynamic user journey testing that’s simply not available using more traditional metrics. You’ll also benefit from the experience we’ve gained testing leading companies with complex sites.
5. Free up your resources
Commission an independent, trusted partner like SciVisum and your business and tech teams can focus their energies on site development and increasing conversions. It’s a low-maintenance option that could also end up being the best-value route because it doesn’t consume your time and resources.
8. Maximum impact with minimum disruption
SciVisum’s cloud-based service means there’s no software to install and no associated disruption to your staff or systems. This focused, outsourced approach helps to diagnose the root causes of performance issues and results in a more resilient website in the long term – without pressuring your existing resources.
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.