My company is looking to get into load testing but is reluctant to pay the costs that Mercury is charging for LoadRunner or even what AccordSQA is charging for SmarteLoad. My question is does anyone know of a tool or tools that are in the $2,000 to $5,000 range. I am not convinced that this will be the solution but if I can compare against LoadRunner, I might be able to make a better case to spend the extra money.
In addition I would suggest that you show what each tool offers you and identify if this is something you plan to use over the next couple of years. Ensure that your requirements are met by the tool - a cheaper tool that does not do what you want is very expensive.