- StressTester™ GUI
- User Journeys
- System Monitoring
- Running Tests
- Analyzing Results
- Advanced Features
Test Your User Journey
You are now ready to test your User Journey using StressTester™’s Quick Run functionality.
Quick Run will execute the User Journey simulating one user and running the User Journey once for that user. All responses are captured during a Quick Run and you can see them during and at any point after the run.
Execute a Quick Run
To Quick Run your User Journey, right-click on the User Journey node and select ‘Quick Run’. This will open the Execute Performance Test dialogue as shown below.
Enter a Run Name for the Quick Run test (e.g. “post recording”) and leave the options to their default selections – this will ensure that StressTester™ ignores all sleep times in the User Journey (as we wish to see the results as quickly as possible), and will check that the User Journey is valid before executing the test.
Viewing the Results
Clicking ‘Start Test’ button will switch you to the Analyze Results workspace.
Within this workspace the currently executing Quick Run will be selected in the navigation panel.
You will see a graph displaying the average response time of Step Groups (refreshed every 5 seconds) and a data table representing the test results.
However, what is of most interest during a Quick Run is the thumbnails displayed down the right-hand side of the workspace. Each thumbnail represents the results of one Step Group (web page).
Analyzing Quick Run Results
At this stage, you are not really interested in the performance of your User Journey, just whether it has executed correctly or not.
The first thing to look at is the thumbnails displayed down the right-hand side of the workspace. If you double-click on a thumbnail, the response returned by the application will be displayed in your default browser.
You should check that the responses captured in the Quick Run are what you would have expected.
The second thing to look at is the error counts; both in the data table at the bottom of the workspace and the Errors value at the bottom of the navigation panel.
If either of these indicates errors, you can look at the Error Details and Error Summary detail panel tabs for further information about the errors detected by StressTester™.