Loadrunner Alternatives

    Loadrunner is described as 'LoadRunner is a software testing tool used to test applications, measuring system behaviour and performance under load'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Loadrunner for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, the Web, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Apache JMeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Loadrunner are locust (Free, Open Source), Loader.io (Freemium), Gatling (Free, Open Source) and Flood.io (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 12, 2020

    • Apache JMeter is an open source Java application, designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. Originally designed for testing Web Applications, it has since expanded to other test functions as well.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • An open source load testing tool written in Python. Locust allows you to define user behaviour with Python code, and swarm your system with millions of simultaneous users.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python


    • Loader.io is a simple cloud-based load testing service
      that allows you to stress test your web-apps & apis with thousands of concurrent connections. Made by the team behind SendGrid.
    • Gatling is an open-source load testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Maven
    • Load Testing for EveryoneWhether you need to load test a single URL, simulate realistic user scenarios with JMeter, or execute extremely large concurrency and volumes with...
      • Freemium
      • Online
      Flexible pricing and great enterprise features
      Positive comment about 2 years ago 1 users agree

    • OctoPerf is a SaaS load testing solution, based on JMeter.

      Stress test your web and mobile apps within minutes. Design realistic virtual users. Scales to thousands of user from multiple locations simultaneously. We take care of the infrastructure.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • LOIC is an open source network stress testing application, written in C#.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • The k6 Cloud is a commercial SaaS product that we’ve designed to be the perfect companion to k6 OSS. It brings ease-of-use and convenience to your performance and load testing.
    • Despite its name, Fast DDoS Attack Cmd is just a portable ping tool based on Windows command-line (cmd) aimed to be used by casual\non-advanced Windows OS Users!
      • Free
      • Windows
    • Blitz makes load and performance testing of your web site, API, iPhone and Android and Facebook apps a fun sport.

      Discontinued

      Official shut down announced for 2018, no new or renewed subscriptions allowed now.

      • Online