N/APosted on - 08/19/2019
When doing performance testing for a particular project, what are the factors which need to be taken into consideration while selecting a tool? Also, if there is a choice of opting between JMeter and Load Runner for performance testing, which one can be considered?
JMeter And Load Runner For Performance Testing
Some of the factors considered before selecting a tool for carrying out performance testing include:
- The platform used for developing the application.
- The number of people involved in the project/the maximum load which can be handled.
- Scripting knowledge and skills of the people involved in testing.
- Ease of obtaining a license for the tool, in case, it is not open-source.
Here is a brief comparison between JMeter and Load Runner:
||It is an open-source tool.
||A licence is needed to use this tool.
||Its load generation capacity is huge.
||It does not have a high load generation capacity.
||A tester using JMeter need not be aware of the test scripts created for testing the application/project.
||A tester using Load Runner should be aware of the test scripts used for testing.
Based on the above factors, a person can decide which could be the right tool for his project.