Maximize Performance Test Coverage with Browser-Based Load Testing
In an era of digital saturation, consumers have started to increase their expectations of quality. This goes beyond functional quality, since consumers have come to expect good performance as a given in the applications they use. The impact of a poor performance testing strategy goes beyond just user retention, as research shows how fixing bugs in productions costs 50% more to fix.
Identifying the right transactions to script and creating the performance test scenario can be a very hard ordeal. Many business and product teams expect almost every possible transaction to get scripted as realistically as possible and load test them across different scenarios. Depending on the complexity of the application, the above could require anywhere between a few days to several weeks to orchestrate successfully. The end result is not only extremely time consuming and resource intensive for the team but can also put your development and delivery on hold in the fast-paced world of agile and devops workflows.
But there is a better way to increase performance test coverage without compromising on agility. This involves having a Pareto mindset and using the browser to capture user transactions and generate the load.