Performance Testing for Brokerage Firms: Quality Beyond Compliance: Performance Testing for a Brokerage Firm

Kat Dacusin
August 7, 2019

Rigid standards safeguard industries such as Banking and Finance. Brokerage firms are not exempt from this.

These standards are necessary for maintaining the quality and security of the system. This includes apps used for the system. To ensure compliance with these standards, the app needs to undergo software testing.

The Problem

The client’s app must comply with the requirements of a critical regulating body in the Philippines. The client wanted to ensure the app’s efficiency by identifying factors that affect the app’s performance.

The solution? Performance Testing.

Companies test the performance of their systems to check how efficient their systems are under conditions ranging from normal to severe.

Pointwest performed the following tests:

  • Baseline Testing
  • Load Testing
  • Stress Testing
  • Endurance Testing

Baseline Testing involves validating the documents and specifications the tests will be based on.

Load Testing involves understanding the behavior of the app under a specific expected load.

Stress Testing involves driving a system beyond the normal operational point. This is to prevent the system from crashing under abnormal circumstances.

Endurance Testing involves putting a significant load on the system over a prolonged stretch of time. This is to check how the system fares under sustained use.

Based on the results of the testing, Pointwest was able to determine performance-related data:

  • Number of concurrent users the app can support
  • Feature with the highest error percentage
  • Longest response time

The team recommended solutions to the system’s performance issues.

The Benefits

Following Pointwest’s recommendation, the client’s app was able to comply with regulatory standards. But beyond compliance, the client was also able to ensure the quality of their systems. Thus, customer satisfaction is achieved.

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About Pointwest

Founded in 2003 by pioneers of the Philippine Global Sourcing industry, Pointwest creates value for its list of satisfied clients — including top Fortune 100 and local companies — with world-class digital innovation and IT modernization services backed by international-standard methodologies, and innovative practices. 

Our digital solutions include Test Automation, Robotic Process Automation, Data Engineering, Cybersecurity, Consulting, and Application Development. We have served industries such as Banking and Finance, Healthcare, Transportation and Logistics, Public Sector, Retail, and Supply Chain.

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