I am into Manual testing and planning to learn performance testing. can u pls send me list of LR functions used?
Re: LR Functions
Independent of any tools used, the primary skills are pretty different between manual functional testing and performance testing. Here is the path which is known to provide success.
(0) Ask yourself why you have chosen this path? If you have been dumped into this role by your management or you are simply chasing bucks well I can pretty much guarantee that your odds of success are exceedingly low.
(1) Validate your primary skills. You can find lists of primary skills in various answers at a number of sites. leverage your primary research skills to find them.
(2) Address any weak areas in your primary skills
(3) Attend Training on Performance testing as a process
(4) Attend training on performance test tool
(5) Enter a mentoring/internship program where a master in the profession will help you bring together your primary skills, your process knowledge and your tool mechanics as part of delivery. You will be in this internship anywhere from 2-5 projects. If you get to your fifth and this stuff still isn't "gelling," then its time to find a new profession.
(6) Become a mentor to the next generation. Nothing cements ones knowledge better than having to organize it in such a way to assist someone else in becoming a part of the profession.
If you are being placed in this profession with no professional development model which is known to be effective (and can be measured) then the same people who placed you into this position will also be the same ones to blame you when your performance tests fail to uncover issues that make it to production.
Put another way, the above process starts with a known set of initial conditions. We move through several steps, each with a known and expected result. Assuming that each of the steps pass we will have and end result of known good value, one whose capability is known and plannable.
The tool is about 12-15% of what you need to know. By your question you believe the tool is only about script development, which means you are cutting the tool into about a third of it's product set. Granted, it's an important third, but in no way can you equate a list of functions, approximately 4-5% of what you need to know to be successful, to the profession of "performance testing..."
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