Comparison of JMeter vs Visual Studio Load Test



  • My organization is currently planning to test the load capability of our web application (we live in a third-world country, of which testing practice is a very new thing here). In accommodating this needs, we are considering two tools : JMeter and Visual Studio.

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of each tools? If we are planning this as long term plan for our organization in the future, Which one is more difficult to use? Which one has more complete report?

    I have tried to search in Google, but the information is always one sided.

    Thanks a lot



  • I would recommend JMeter as:

    1. Price
      • JMeter: free and open source
      • MSVS: Test Professional costs around $2000 per developer.
    2. OS supported
      • JMeter: any
      • MSVS: Windows only
    3. Protocols supported
      • JMeter: HTTP, FTP, JDBC, SOAP, TCP, JMS, SMTP, POP3, IMSP
      • MSVS: HTTP

    However if your company has Microsoft products based development infrastructure, like Team Foundation Server, configured continuous integration and build systems, etc. MSVS could be more reasonable choice, besides MSVS has better bundled reporting than JMeter. In any case I would recommend to take a look at Open Source Load Testing Tools: Which One Should You Use? post which may be helpful.



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