The Nuance between Load Testing and Stress Testing for quite a length of time since computing technology came forth, many people have found it complicated to differentiate between the two terminologies. This is because the two of them shares common features and one of them only vary from the other due to the variation in the intensity of server resources. These are terminologies that are very common in computing in places like banks whereby several individuals utilize one system to obtain information. Like the name would suggest, load testing in general is the common subjection of the system toward normal life circumstances. This is to say that for example, a computer system has been subjected to a standard number of users at a go and has been functional for a reasonable amount of time.
Load testing thus gives the answer to the question of how efficient a system could function normally and the problems that could arise while it is working and of course the possible remedies that could be subjected to it to improve the system. Stress testing, on the other hand, is quite literal like the name itself would give a clue. This merely means a situation where a system has been subjected to extreme conditions. This means that a system might have been overworked regarding the hours it operates and at the same time, in a bank setting, for example, the system could be used by several users at one moment. Stress testing would exhibit problems with the system like jamming and be slow. The problem with the two terminologies, however, has been the idea of when exactly load testing changes to stress testing. This means that there is no clear cut distinction as for when the load subjected to a system turns into stress and begins jamming it. The nuance between the two, therefore, is the fact that stress testing is the subjection of stress to the network by increasing contributing factors like the number of users that contributes a lot to testing whether the system meets the desired standards. The time it operates while load testing is mere testing how much a system could work under normal situation and the possible problems that could arise and how it could be remedied. Therefore, stress testing is load testing by a double or a treble scale.