Define objectives

Types of objectives

A load test can be used to test an application robustness and performance, as well as its hardware and bandwidth capacities. The requirements should be clearly defined in order to set precise objectives for the test. These objectives may be of different types:

With NeoLoad, a performance comparison may be made between two sets of test results. For more information, see Compare test results.

NeoLoad also allows you to filter test results using different criteria. For more information, see Filter test results.

Define criteria for success or failure

Defining the success or failure criteria is a prerequisite to any test. Before testing an application, set the acceptable levels for robustness and performance.

In most cases, these criteria are defined in terms of response time, error rate or number of requests per second:

With NeoLoad, some of these criteria may be checked using request validations. For more information, see Validation.