What is Performance Testing in QA Software Testing

The Test Lead
5 min readMar 13, 2023

There are many different angles of testing that happen in the QA software testing world, one of which is performance testing. Performance testing is a type of software testing that measures the performance of a system or application under a specific workload. The goal of performance testing is to identify and mitigate potential performance issues and bottlenecks before they impact end-users.

This article will cover the following topics:

  • Why is performance testing important?
  • The different types of performance testing
  • How performance testing is done
  • Performance testing tools

Why is performance testing important?

Performance testing helps to ensure that an application meets the business’s and end-users’ performance requirements, maintains its reliability and stability under different load conditions, and supports the business’s growth and success.

There are several reasons why performance testing is essential:

  • Identify performance issues: Performance testing helps to identify performance issues such as slow response times, memory leaks, and concurrency issues. This enables developers to isolate and resolve issues before they impact…



The Test Lead

SDET at fintech company in NYC. Visit personal page http://thetestinglead.com// Twitter @juss_bailey Youtube @The Test Lead