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Performance Testing

We offer enterprise class experience in performance testing across all types of environments; whether cloud or on-premise, web or desktop, virtualized or physical infrastructure.

  • More than a decade of performance testing experience including load testing and stress testing
  • Our expert software life cycle consultants are vendor certified with excellent technical backgrounds
  • We use the latest software life cycle tools, processes and technology and when standard tools or methods cannot be used, we create new solutions
  • Join Allianz, HSBC, Barclays, Vodafone, BSkyB and others as one of our many satisfied customers

Reasons for performance testing

Websites: For a modern business reliant on the internet for sales and growth, it is important to find problems with your website before your customers do. Too much load can cause a website to run slowly or fail, potentially resulting in lost revenue and damaged customer confidence. Load testing and stress testing guard against website performance issues by finding bottlenecks and gathering the data needed to optimise a website's performance.

Applications: Internal business-critical applications can be compromised as a result of poor application performance with severe business consequences. Slow responses times can seriously hamper the day-to-day operations and productivity of an organisation.

Our approach to performance testing helps improve the speed and resilience of systems by:

  • Using load testing and stress testing amongst other performance testing disciplines to identify and resolve any potential performance bottlenecks
  • Ensuring that response times for systems meet acceptable agreed levels (SLA's)
  • Planning for improved capacity and additional user populations
  • Diagnosing and resolving performance problems

Types of performance testing

We offer all common types of performance testing including load testing, stress testing and soak testing (or stability testing). Custom performance tests are offered for systems which need a special approach.

Engagement models

We are proud of our exceptional software life cycle technical expertise and boast some of the most highly-skilled staff in the industry. We deliver performance testing services in various different ways ranging from individual consultants who fit into a customer's team to a fully outsourced managed service. For more details, see our engagement models.

What we bring to the table

  • Independence: Automation Consultants provides a service independent of those implementing the system, thus providing an objective view of performance and fresh insights into the causes of any problems.
  • Expertise: Performance testing often requires a deep understanding of the way systems perform under load, and wide general understanding of IT systems. Our staff have this expertise and can also draw on the accumulated experience of the company.
  • Cost effectiveness: we are often better value than the contract market, and the level of expertise in the company normally allows the job to be done faster.
  • Flexibility: we provide flexible resources for short term and intermittent assignments.

Further information

Our comprehensive performance optimisation service offers a complete end-to-end service including:

Tools and techniques used in performance testing
Performance engineering and modelling
Capacity planning
Website availability monitoring
Website load testing using our hosted service

Contact us

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+44(0)118 932 3001

Testimonials

Automation Consultants also helped us implement a performance test framework – this meant we were able to identify a bottleneck of data in a critical system prior to implementation, protecting our live service.

Theresa Pemble, solution delivery manager, Severn Trent
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