Load Tests Overview

All infos that are available on the Load Tests Overview.

A load test project in XTC may contain a number of XLT load and performance tests. In XTC, you can easily keep track of which tests have been run for a project and have all the data (e.g. which settings were used, how much load was applied, how did the test go) available in one place.

Load Tests Overview

To use this feature, your account must at least have the role of a reviewer within the project.

XTC enables you to quickly get an overview of previous test runs, offering plenty of information.

By selecting Load Tests in the menu on the left of any load testing project you will be taken to the load tests overview. This is a table of all existing load tests (which have been created for this project at some point, but have not necessarily run). Along with the test name you will see the status:

  • New for newly created tests,
  • Running for currently running tests,
  • Finished for successfully finished tests,
  • Aborted for tests that were aborted by a user, or
  • Error for tests that did not run to completion because of a technical error.

Also, the table contains the start date of the test run (if it has been started yet), the duration (of finished load tests), a summary and rating for finished tests that already have been evaluated in XTC, and a menu toggle.

The load tests overview of a project.

By clicking a test name in the table, you will be taken to the details of this test. Depending on the test status, you will find different information in the following tabs:

  • Status contains an overview of the test status which will be constantly updated while the test progresses.
  • Settings contains the settings for the current test: you can override the load profile (test properties and duration) of your test suite, define another repository branch than the one you set for the project, and this is also the place where you define Google machines or custom machines the test should be run on. Of course these settings must be entered before the test is started.
  • The Scenario Status contains an overview of all executed test scenarios and their status, which is only displayed while the test is running or finished.
  • The Results tab contains the test results which are automatically downloaded at the end of the test, and also intermediate results you may have downloaded manually during the test run. Results can be downloaded or deleted in the menu on the right.
  • The Reports tab contains all test reports (final and intermediate) that were created for the test. Reports can be edited (to enter a new name or description), downloaded, shared or deleted in the menu on the right. By clicking the + Button you can add new reports (e.g. to change report settings or merge rules used for report creation).
  • In Evaluation you can add a short summary, a rating and a more detailed evaluation to the test.

Color Groups

Load tests may have a custom background color in the load test table. Use this feature to “visually group” load tests that belong together or simply mark certain load tests so that they stand out and can be found again easily.

To assign a color, open the Edit Description dialog from the test’s context menu and select the desired color.

To return to the default background, deselect the currently selected color.

Deleting Load Tests

Each test in the load test table can be deleted by opening its context menu and clicking Delete there.

To delete several load tests at once, select the load tests in question using the respective check boxes in the left column of the load test table, then click DELETE at the top of the table.

To prevent an accidental deletion, you will be prompted to check the list of selected tests and confirm.

In case you still accidentally deleted a load test, XTC allows you to restore it within 30 days after deletion. Click the Show Deleted Items entry in the 3-dot load tests table menu to list the tests that can be restored. To restore a particular test, click Undo Deletion in the context menu of that test. To switch the view back to the live items, click Hide Deleted Items in the table menu.

Last modified June 20, 2024