Price comparison for Performance testing tools
Is there any location/url where I can look for the price comparison for different Performance testing tools.
Re: Price comparison for Performance testing tools
I don't know any.
Often vendors charge by the number of virtual users (VU) working simultaneously, you should ask a quote from a panel of vendors.
What some vendors agree upon is to lend you keys for a period of time. That way you buy the product and a small number of VU to create your test scripts and validate them. When you want to run large loads you rent the number of virtual users.
Some tools are free (shareware or freeware), some are reasonably priced, some are expensive. One thing you have to take into account is the number of VU running on one platform, so that you can plan for adequate hardware resources (PC and network components).
There is also some vendors that offer to run load tests thru the net from different locations simultaneously. You should contact their offices.
Depending on the realism you plan for, the workload to create the tests can be heavy or light.
For example you chould take into account that users may change their mind when a too long period of time without waiting to receive all the page; and that some pages display data that is in the PC's cache; that the network might constitute a bottleneck, etc.
Hope this helps