Load and Performance Testing

Performance Testing allows organisations to optimise their applications to support expected volumes of users by generating traffic across all layers of a system, as a real user would. Tests map to user journeys and accurately simulate real-life usage and benchmark applications while monitoring response times and infrastructure utilisation.

Our performance team work with our customers to identify the optimal approach and toolset, based on the target application, infrastructure and the volumes to be tested. We also take into account whether our customers wish to retain a repeatable set of tests and integrate into their normal release process, via performance engineering.

While Load and Performance Testing simulates normal and anticipated peak volumes, Stress Testing examines the ability of a system to cope with exceptional volumes, increasing the load until the system can no longer cope, to identify breaking points.

Prolifics Testing use cutting-edge technologies, including in-house accelerators, custom dashboards, and pre-deployed Cloud injector machines, to measure software reliability at load. These techniques enable us to rapidly deliver a quality service to our customers at speed, with less cost. For those applications not accessible externally, we are able to set up performance tests internally, within private networks, where security is an issue.

Why Performance Test?

There's no doubt that Performance Testing is critical to successful business operations and end user satisfaction. If below par, the reliability of your websites, apps, and systems will not go unnoticed, with the potential to seriously undermine your commercial objectives.

Some of the core reasons for carrying out Performance Testing are;

  • Gain confidence in new or changed applications or infrastructure
  • Identify the breaking point at which systems can no longer cope
  • Measuring user response times and experience under load
  • Assessing whether auto scaling reacts quickly enough

When implemented as an automated solution, Performance Testing means these issues are caught as the application grows, so that fixes can be quickly deployed and tests maintained for future use. The risk that comes with scaling up is effectively mitigated, leaving you free to focus on other aspects of the business.

Let us know your requirements via our short contact form and we will provide a quote:

What sets us apart?

All too often, the vital job of Performance Testing is overlooked during projects due to it being seen as expensive, time-consuming, and highly technical. We're here to show you that this needn't be the case.

When selecting tooling, the 'one-size-fits-all' approach is never a part of what we do. Our services adapt to suit your business, not the other way around.

  • Ready-made frameworks and expertise in open source (Apache JMeter, Locust) and enterprise tools (LoadRunner, Silk Performer, NeoLoad)

  • Pre-built environments for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, to quickly simulate large amounts of worldwide traffic

  • Internally-developed Accelerators that reduce testing times and costs by up to 40%


Depending on the systems under test, your software architecture, and possible security or access limitations, we run our UK-based testing projects either onsite, remotely, or in a blended delivery model, to reap the rewards of onsite consulting and offsite delivery. However the project is delivered, we work closely with our customer project teams, encouraging involvement, realtime visibility of problems and handover of assets once testing is complete.

In over 20 years of business, we have carried out Performance Testing within a range of environments, from full / hybrid Cloud, to fully on-premise. Where cloud-based injectors are not suitable for an application we can run tests within customer networks, installing tools as needed.

Get in touch

Whether you are interested in fast-tracking Performance Testing to achieve results quickly, or wish to implement it as part of your CI/CD pipeline, we have experience of delivering Performance Testing services to clients spanning a wide variety of industries.

To set up a free 30 minute consultation, simply send us a quick email detailing your requirements at info@prolifics-testing.com, or fill out our short contact form.

Following this meeting, we can often provide an estimate covering scope, timescales, deliverables and SLAs, along with a fixed price / time-and-materials quote, depending on preference.

The next step

Contact us today for a no-obligation chat about Performance Testing for your organisation.

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