Think Time Settings

Applies to LoadComplete 4.97, last modified on May 20, 2019

By default, when running load tests, LoadComplete uses the think time defined in scenarios. So, each virtual user runs the scenario at the same pace – at the pace at which you recorded the scenario. To emulate user behavior closer to real life, for web pages in your load test, you can use the random think time instead of the recorded think time. This way, the time that the virtual users in your load test will “spend” on web pages will vary.

You can configure the page think time your load test simulates on the Think Time page of the test:

  • To use the page think time defined in the scenarios (the recorded values and values you set manually), click Use think time defined in the scenario.

  • To use random think time values from the specified range, click Use random think time. Input the needed time range (in milliseconds). The default range is 0 - 10000 (from 0 to 10 seconds).

    Tip: To use a fixed think time value for all web pages, specify it as both the minimum and maximum think time values. For example, you can specify 0 to ignore think time and perform a stress test that will put an abnormal load on the web server.

The page think time is a test run setting and it does not affect the page load time metric of your tested web server in the load testing results.

To learn more about using these settings, see Setting Page Think Time Behavior.

See Also

About Load Test Editor
Load Profile Settings
Continuous Load Settings
Setting Page Think Time Behavior
Changing Think Time for Pages and Requests

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