Difference between Volume Testing and Load Testing

Volume Testing:
Volume Testing is a type of software testing that is performed to test the performance or behavior of the system or application under the huge amount of data. Volume testing is also called flood testing and it is a type of performance testing.

Load Testing:
Load Testing is a type of software testing that is performed to test the performance or behavior of the system under the expected load of real world. Load testing is also a type of performance testing.

Difference between Volume Testing and Load Testing:



Volume Testing Load Testing
Volume testing is a software testing performed to test the system under huge data load. Load testing is a software testing performed to test the performance of the system under real life load.
Data loss is tested during volume testing. Data loss is not tested during load testing.
In volume testing, load is huge volume of data. In load testing, load is customers’s expectations based.
Volume testing is used to measure the throughput of the system. Load testing is used to measure the performance of the system.
Volume testing makes the system capable of real world use. Load testing makes the system capable according to end users.
Volume testing saves maintenance cost. Load testing doesn’t save maintenance cost.
Volume testing checks system’s response time. Load testing checks system’s performance.



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