Performance Test Plan Document

Purpose of Performance (Non-Functional) Test Plan Document:

The performance test plan document captures the performance testing requirement, testing scope and a detailed approach to what and how to test. A non-functional test plan document comprises of:

  1. Practical test goals
  2. Accurate test strategy
  3. Expected Result
  4. Known risks
  5. Identified issues
  6. Assumptions
  7. Aligned support team details
  8. Testing Timelines etc.

Sometimes, this document is also known as Non-Functional Test Plan.

When to prepare?

A performance tester prepares this document after analysing the scope of performance testing in the Risk Assessment phase and getting all the quantitative NFRs in the Non-Functional Requirement gathering phase. Basically, the performance test plan is a deliverable of the Performance Test Planning phase which comes at the third place in the Performance Test Life Cycle.

Who does prepare?

The Performance Test Manager or Lead prepares the performance test plan. He has a responsibility to collect all the required details by referring to the project documents. He may also schedule some meetings with key stakeholders to get the required details. Once he gets all the details then he documents that information in the performance test plan and shares it with stakeholders for approval.

Performance (Non-Functional) Test Plan Document Template:

The non-functional test plan document template is available here.

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