WebDriver Test

A quick guide for creating Selenium based Web Driver test on Loadium

WebDriver test screen has a built-in editor for users to change and implement their Java or JavaScript based test cases. You can go to Create Page and choose WebDriver Test to start creating a test.

1) Basics

  • Define a Test Name to your test script, this name will be used in reporting page as it’s and all metrics will be shown as aggregated under it.

  • Choose the language that you do the WebDriver implementation. Right now, Loadium support Java and JavaScript.

  • Implement the test script.

Note: If you want to add another test script, click the “Add New WebDriver Setup” button. You may create as many scripts as you want. Scripts will be executed by their order on the screen

2) Configuration

Configuration panel allows you to set the size and progression of your load test. Depending on the configuration set here, the behavior of the load will be determined. In case you want to override Loadium parameters, tick the checkbox next to each parameter to use the uploaded JMeter script’s configuration.

  • Total Users: Total amount of virtual users that are going to execute the script. Calculated by Engine Count * Users Per Engine

  • Engine Count: Amount of engines that will be used for the test execution.

  • Users Per Engine: Amount of users (threads) that will be generated from each engine to execute the script.

  • Ramp-Up Time: The amount of time that should pass (in seconds) to reach the total users, starting from 0 threads. Threads increase linearly.

🙌🏻 Example: In case you have 500 total users and 10 seconds ramp-up time, for every second, 50 threads will be generated by Loadium.

  • Iteration: Number of the script executions will be iterated by virtual users.

  • Duration: Test period (in minutes) for Loadium to execute.

Note: The test will be concluded whichever is reached first; test duration or iteration.

The test can be concluded before the iteration count is reached, due to the duration being reached. The same rule applies to vice versa. If all iterations are completed before the defined duration, the test will be concluded.

  • Sandbox Test: Allows you to run free tests to debug your tests. If you just want to make sure that your system is ready for testing, or your script is properly working, you can enable this option (enabling sandbox test will limit the test configuration).

3) Geolocation

Cloud Services

Loadium allows you to run globally distributed load tests by providing servers. Lets you select regions to execute situational user simulations. When a location is chosen, engines will be generated in that particular region and all requests will come from that region.

You can find more detailed information on the Geolocation page.


Private Location

Instead of provided servers, Loadium allows you to create custom locations with Docker integration to run load tests from your personal servers.

You can find more detailed information on the Private Location page.

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4) Advanced Settings

Dedicated IP: If the system that is going to be tested has access limitations such as a firewall or DDoS protection, you can rent static IP’s and whitelist them to allow Loadium to perform a load test on the system. Enabling this option will run the test with the rented dedicated IP’s. To rent dedicated IP’s, please contact our support.

You can find more detailed information on the Dedicated IP page.

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JMeter Version: Choose the JMeter version where you implemented your test scripts.

Network Type: Loadium lets you choose different network types to simulate network behavior by imitating the bandwidth and network delays. They all have different bandwidth and network delay values. In case nothing is selected, by default Wifi is set to all engines. You can find more detailed information on the Network Type page.

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Limit TPS: This parameter allows you to limit the total throughput (requests happening per second) of the test’s execution. This limitation works on engines individually, so if you are using “X” amount of engines, the maximum throughput across all engines will be limited to X * Limit Value. You can find more detailed information about TPS here.

You can find more detailed information on the TPS page.


More Settings

You can check out the following pages for additional test settings:

pageFailure CriteriapageAPM Integrations

If you don't see the answer to your question here, please reach out to us to let us know! We're always improving our documentation.

Happy testing!

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