Test types are test categories designed to verify behavior, or expose an error.

Software development test types include:

stress testing
Stress testing is a type of performance test implemented and executed to understand how a system fails due to conditions at the boundary, or outside of, the expected tolerances. This typically involves low resources or competition for resources. Low resource conditions reveal how the target-of-test fails that is not apparent under normal conditions. Other defects might result from competition for shared resources, like database locks or network bandwidth, although some of these tests are usually addressed under functional and load testing.

The goal is to exercise the target-of-test functions under the following stress conditions to observe and log target behavior that identifies and documents the conditions under which the system fails to continue functioning properly

  • multiple users performing the same transactions against the same data or accounts (database locks)
  • running on a system with below recommended requirements (memory and or CPU)


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