Load Testing

Load tests in Visual Studio Team Edition for Testers provide development teams with a way to see how an application acts under various sorts of user load. This enables testers to evaluate how the application performs under a wide range of different conditions, making tasks like stress testing and capacity planning much easier.

Each load test has a set range of parameters called a scenario that determines the conditions for the load test. These parameters can include number of users, changing numbers of users over time, various network bandwidth and configurations, and mix of Web browsers. Windows performance counters and SQL trace data can also be recorded automatically during the test. The load test capabilities of Team Edition for Testers can also be extended using the Load Test Application Programming Interface (API).

A new load test can be created in an existing test project in the Team Explorer pane.

Creating a new load test