What is Soak Testing?
Soak Testing is a type of performance test that verifies a system's stability and performance characteristics over an extended period of time. It is typical in this type of performance test to maintain a certain level of user concurrency for an extended period of time. This type of test can identify issues relating to memory allocation, log file handles, and database resource utilisation.
Typically, issues are identified in shorter, targeted performance tests. Soak Testing provides a measure of a system's stability over an extended period of time.