Capture performance data from tests

Tests are organized into five categories. A category principally defines the key performance indicators (KPIs) that AppMon evaluates for your test. Only KPIs of interest are shown in each test category. Test category and test framework determine the configuration required for capturing performance data.

Load Testing is handled differently. See Load Test Overview dashboard for more information.

Test categories

Unit/integration test

  • Test Framework supported: JUnit, TestN, Nunit, Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework, PHPUnit.
  • Usage: Unit or integration test where time based metrics are not relevant, such as when run on a developer machine. These are typically very fast tests, where monitoring response times doesn't make much sense. Only architectural metrics are tracked.

See Unit/Integration and Performance Tests for more information.

Performance unit test

  • Test Framework supported: JUnit, TestN, Nunit, Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework, PHPUnit.
  • Usage: Unit or integration test where time based metrics are relevant. Applicable for test cases where data such as response times need to be tracked, and all regressions should be reported. Architectural metrics and time based metrics are tracked.

See Unit/Integration and Performance Tests for more information.

Web API test

  • Test Framework supported: SoapUI, JMeter, any web request/service testing tool.
  • Usage: Single web request/service validation. Do not use for load testing.

See Web API Tests for more information.

UI driven/browser test

  • Test Framework supported: Selenium, QuickTest Progessional, SilkTest Metrics, any browser automation tool.
  • Usage: Browser and Mobile Browser testing.

See UI-Driven Browser Test for more information.

External test

  • Test Framework supported: n/a
  • Usage: External test category allows users to provide test measures from any other testing tool using the REST API and aggregate them in Dynatrace AppMon Test Automation.

See External Tests for more information.