Efficiency describes the capability of the software product to provide appropriate performance relative to the amount of resources used under stated conditions.
In this chapter, two characteristics of efficiency are considered according to the ISO 9126 Quality Model [ISO 9126]:
Terms used in this chapter
efficiency testing, load profile, load testing, operational profile, performance profiling, performance testing, resource utilization testing, scalability testing, stress testing, volume testing
We generally associate time behavior with the performance of the system under test. We are interested in answers to the basic question, How fast? Resource behavior addresses ...