Performance testing

Performance testing

Performance Testing covers a broad range of engineering or functional evaluations where a material, product, system, or person is not specified by detailed material or component specifications: rather, emphasis is on the final measurable performance characteristics.

Performance testing can refer to the assessment of the performance of a human examinee. For example, a behind-the-wheel driving test is a performance test of whether a person is able to perform the functions of a competent driver of an automobile.

In the computer industry, software performance testing is used to determine the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software program or device. This process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the response time or the number of MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at which a system functions. Qualitative attributes such as reliability, scalability and interoperability may also be evaluated. Performance testing is often done in conjunction with stress testing.


* Software performance testing
* Building and Construction Performance Testing
* Fire protection (ASTM D176)
* Personal protective equipment performance
* Packaging Performance (hazardous materials, dangerous goods, ASTM D4169)
* Performance Index for Tires (ASTM F538)
* Wear of Textiles (ASTM D123)
* Proficiency Testing, Performance test (assessment)
* Several Defense Standards
*Performance test (bar exam) for lawyers
* and many others.

ee also

* Test method
* Standard

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