Difference between Load and Stress Testing?

Load Testing:
Load Testing help us to study the behavior of the application under various loads. The main parameter to focus is response time. This study reveals how many concurrent users that server can handle effectively and quickly.

Stress Testing:
Stress Testing help us to observe the stability of the application. The main intention is to identify the breaking point of the server. The main parameter to focus is throughput (how much data is being transferred between client and server)


Load Testing
Stress Testing
Helps us to determine the reliability of the application.
Help us to observe the stability of the application.
Help us to study the behavior of the application under various loads.
The main intention is to identify the breaking point of the server.
The main parameter to focus is response time.
The main parameter to focus is throughput.
Load Testing is the subset of stress testing.
Stress Testing is the super set of Load Testing.



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