We need to load test an application built with Web Services 2.0 and Segue's current tool (.Net Exployer) doesn't support it yet. Currently, Segue supports this with a Visual Studio/Silk Performer integration and will require a developer to create the framework to test it.
2. Using Visual Studio with Silk Performer integration, does anyone know a developer that could write a framework using this configuration to perform the load tests. I need to get a handle of what the costs would be.
What version of SilkPerformer are you using? If it is 6.x then have a look at the Segue site as the latest version (7.0) has just been released. Have a look at the release notes and also the install guide.pdf and see if that has what you require.
WSE 2.0 will not be supported until further version of SP. In saying not supported, I mean testing via point and click in .Net explorer.
They can be tested via .Net integration or Frameworks integration. PLease see the New Documention on Java Frameworks and Developer Guide in SP 7.0 for additional information.
For a project of this nature it may be best to consult your Segue Sales Rep or ask for a consulting gig