The real goal is to address issues before application performance becomes impacted

As low-code applications become both more widely employed and complex, it quickly becomes apparent that load testing will play a critical role in ensuring these applications perform optimally. After all, there’s often a direct correlation between performance and end user satisfaction. In the age of digital business transformation, the level of end user satisfaction also now has a direct impact on the potential revenue an organization might generate.

Load testing plays a major role in IT because slow application response times cause users to stop using an application. It’s simply not possible to justify the return on investment in an application nobody wants to use. The issue with load testing in many organizations today is that they don’t employ it until end users notice a problem. Savvier IT teams, however, proactively employ load testing to determine what levels of infrastructure will be required in the future to ensure performance as usage of an application continues to scale.

Load testing naturally plays a crucial role in identifying and solving problems whenever an application is under stress. But the truth is that if load testing tools were employed routinely, the chances of an application ever becoming stressed in the first place are greatly minimized. The most arguable important aspect of load testing is to determine what elements of the application will come under pressure as usage of that application continues to grow. Whether it’s because of an increased number of end users or high volumes of transaction, load testing tools make it possible for IT teams to know when an application is likely to reach a breaking point.