What is Volume Testing

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Let’s see, What is Volume Testing? Volume testing is Non-functional testing. Volume testing refers to testing a software application with a certain amount of data. i.e., if we want to volume test our application with a specific database size, we need to expand our database to that size and then test the application’s performance on it.

 

Volume Testing Characteristics

  • Test data is usually generated using a test data generator.

  • Test cases are derived from design documents.

  • Test data need not be logically correct but the data is to assess the system performance.

 

Volume testing checklist

  • Verify if there is any data loss.

  • Check the system’s response time.

  • Verify if the data is stored incorrectly.

  • Check if the data is overwritten without any notification.

 

What to Test in Volume Testing

In volume testing, following things need to be tested –

  • Check for warning and error messages, whether it comes at all for volume problems.
  • Check if the data is stored correctly or not.
  • Test to check if there is any data loss.
  • Verify if the data is overwritten without any notification.

 

Few checklist for successful Volume Testing 

  • Does system have the necessary memory resources?
  • Is there any guarantee that no larger data volume will occur than specified.
  • Is there any risk if data volume is greater than specified
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