Q. 11 List out the factors you must consider before selecting performance tools?
Ans: The factors are:
- The tool must be technology supportive
- It must be in the budget of a customer
- Rapid deployment in a new environment
- Ease of operation
- Scalable in terms of licenses
- The efficiency of the tool
- Accuracy of the test result
- It must have test result analysis options
- Proper and quick vendor support
- The tool must support some related and additional protocols
Q. 12 List out some of the generic parameters considered for performance testing?
Ans: The parameters are:
- Memory usage
- Processor usage
- Memory pages
- Network output queue length
- Response time
- Query time
- CPU interruption per second
- Committed memory
- Thread counts
- Top waits, etc.
Q.13 What are the drawbacks of manual performance testing?
Ans: The manual load testing drawbacks are:
- It is very expensive to do Manual Testing, as real users charge by the hour.
- With manual load testing, load testing for longer duration like for 7 days won’t be possible, as users really work a maximum of eight hours daily.
- You will not get accuracy for results correlation as there are delays between the actions of users.
- It is hard to do the results collection.
- It is hard to synchronize the activities of all the users.
Q.14 What are the criteria for entering and exiting in the performance testing execution phase?
Ans: Entry criteria are:
- Finalized NFRs
- Script completion
- Test environment must be ready
- Deployment of the latest functionally tested code
- Test Data readiness
Exit criteria are:
- NFRs must be met
- No performance bottleneck
- No open defect
- Final performance test report submission
Q. 15 List out some of the common performance problems?
Ans: The common performance problems are:
- Low Throughput
- Poor Response Time
- Poor Scalability
- Server unable to handle the X amount of user load
- Heap Issue
- Thread Pool Issue
- Long-running DB query