Loadero supports these test modes:
Performance test - provides all available metrics (WebRTC dump, browser
logs, selenium logs, machine statistics), but is very limited in terms of
allowed participant count (max 50).
Load test - although less metrics are available than in performance tests,
load test mode allows significantly more participants.
Session record test - provides session screen recording video for each
participant, with few of the metrics (browser logs, selenium logs), but is
extremely limited in terms of allowed participant count (max 10). This test
mode can be useful to reduce time spent on script debugging.
In-depth comparison of available test modes
Session record test
X (WebRTC only)
X (with video)
Leveraging features of participant groups it is possible to use your existing performance tests also as load tests. Simply setting higher group or participant count will add more participants in test in matter of minutes.
Increment strategy specifies participant distribution over start interval when beginning test execution. This is useful because 10k participants joining at the same time would create a DDoS attack instead of load test and for this reason we advise to use incremental load.
Linear participant - all participants join test in linear ordering creating a continuous and monotonic increment.
Random participant - all participants join test in random ordering.
Linear group - all groups join test in linear ordering, but each group's participants join at the same time creating monotonic increment the size of group participant count.
Random group - all groups join test in random ordering, but each group's participants join at the same time.
Describes total amount of time in which all participants start their tests and access the service. Closely related to increment strategy.
Specifies the time limit after which the test will be terminated. This is necessary to prevent too long test execution that may happen in cases when defined commands may freeze or require longer execution times. Maximum participant timeout is 8 hours.