About this Course

Course Code TPQ40600
Duration 2 Days

Performance testing is a critical part of mitigating the risk of implementing an IT system, yet the number of testers who can effectively carry out this vital role is low. Out of those performance testers who have received training, most have only been instructed in how to use a particular tool, rather than how to carry out performance testing effectively. It can take years of trial and error to learn how performance testing should be done. This course will extend beyond the simple use of a tool to look at the nature of performance testing, the challenges surrounding performance testing and how to overcome these challenges to make the performance testing more effective. This course will focus on what performance testing really is, how it should be carried out and how it should be managed.


Attendees will need a basic knowledge of software testing principals. Attendees new to testing as well as performance testing should consider the SQS course Testing Basics or the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level prior to attending this course.

Delegates will learn how to

On completion of this course, attendees will: Be able to explain the importance of performance testing and its place within the software lifecycle Understand the fundamentals of performance testing Be able to define the performance testing phases Be able to estimate the time and cost required for performance testing Be able to define performance test procedures Understand and be able to mitigate common performance test challenges


This two day course uses real life world case studies, with many practical examples, drawn from the extensive experience of SQS consultants who regularly carry out performance testing on a wide variety of projects and will cover: Performance testing fundamentals Performance management fundamentals Performance strategy and planning Performance test monitoring Performance test preparation and execution Results analysis and tuning fundamentals Test evaluation and reporting

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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