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20 Best Performance Testing Tools

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Below is the comprehensive list of most widely used performance testing tools for measuring web application performance and load stress capacity. These load testing tools will ensure your application performance in peak traffic and extreme stress conditions.

The list includes open source as well as licensed performance testing tools. But almost all licensed tools have free trial version so that you can get chance to work hands-on before deciding which is the best tool for your needs.

Apache JMeter
This is a 100% pure Java open source application, which is designed to measure performance as well as load test functional behavior. It can be used on both dynamic and static resources and web dynamic languages.

Grinder
It is a load testing framework that runs on Java platform. This framework is easy to run a distributed test that can be done by using various load injector machines. It is available under BSD-style open-source license and is available for free.

Gatling
It is an open source load testing framework that is built based on Netty, Akka and Scala. It is a high-performance framework that offers ready-to-present HTTP reports. It offers scenario recorder and developer-friendly DSL.

Tsung
This is an open source load testing tool that runs on multiple protocols. It is a free software that is released under GPLv2 license. It can be used to stress WebDAV, HTTP, MySQL, LDAP and many other servers.

LoadRunner
5 This is a very common load testing tool, which gives you the perfect picture pertaining to end-to-end system performance. It is used to identify and rectify the issues prior to the application go live.

WebLOAD
When it comes to complicated process of performance testing WebLOAD is the name that makes the task easier. This is a flexible tool that builds load scenarios with any required logic and integration.

Appvance
When you are using Appvance you can be rest assured that you are with the technology leader in the segment. The drive response time for this tool is 500ms, which is faster than any other tool.

NeoLoad
This load testing software solution is designed to be used in both mobile as well as web applications. This is used to monitor infrastructure behavior and simulate the user activity in realistic manner.

LoadUI
This load tester enables the users to interactively redistribute, configure and create their load tests. This tester offers complete test coverage in a single test environment and it also supports all standard technologies and protocols.

WAPT
If you are looking for a cost-effective and easy-to-use stress and load testing tool there cannot be a better one than WAPT. It can test any website including mobile sites, business applications and web portals.

Loadster
This is the application whose aim to offer load testing for the users from anywhere. It is a fully featured load testing solution that can be used for web services, web apps and websites. It can handle cookies effortlessly and is built for real web apps.

LoadImpact
This is an on-demand and automated performance testing tool for DevOps. Whether it is API or mobile app or web app or website this tool is equally effective for testing any protocol.

Rational Performance Tester
It is a load testing tool from IBM that offers code-free testing for the test data. It also offers root cause analysis tool along with real time reporting. It offers quick performance tests and analyzes impact of the load on your application.

Testing Anywhere
It is all-in-one easy-to-maintain automation testing software. This is scriptless single piece software that enables endless testing possibilities. It is built on patented SMART Automation Technology that brings built-in intelligence to testing.

OpenSTA
This distributed software testing framework is built around COBRA. The latest toolset is designed to perform heavy load tests for scripted HTTP and HTTPS along with measurement of performance from Win32 platforms.

QEngine (ManageEngine)
It is a QEngine of Product End of Life Cycle announced by ManageEngine but is not available to purchase or active support. It offers services like Real Browser Monitor, HTTP URL Monitor and J2EE Web Transaction Monitor.

Loadstorm
This is a cost-effective and easy load testing tool that can be used for both mobile and web applications. This tool help you know the breaking points of your applications.

CloudTest
The best tool for faster load testing. This is a cloud based load testing tool. This tool fast tracks your load testing scenario and it performs with speed that is scalable and affordable.

LoadComplete
This is a desktop tool used for load testing of web applications along with their scalability, stress and performance. It works with both Rich Internet Application and HTML websites and uses modern web technologies like ASP.NET, AJAX, Flex, Flash etc.

Loader
This is a free and cloud-based load testing service, which offers tests of stress and load for your web apps and apps that have thousands of concurrent connections. It gives the output as stats and graphs.

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20 Best Performance Testing Tools