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Load/Performance and Stress testing for JIRA

Alana Fernando
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Apr 10, 2018

I am reaching to get help and support regarding executing load/Performance and stress test for JIRA. i am currently in a test suit fine tuning process where I need help/Ideas from you if you are performing these kind of testing in your JIRA instances.  

Environment Details:
1. JIRA version: 7.5.1 or any other JIRA version 
2. Browser versions: 
• Chrome 58.0.3029.110 (64-bit)/Chrome incognito 
• Fire fox 53.0.2 (64 –bit) / Firefox private browsing 
3. Load testing sw and other specifications:
• Jmeter 
• Garbage collection : Parallel 
• Enabled plugins : All plugins 
• Memory allocation : 24GB

Test suit Details:

Load testing 
• User tiers : 20 users / 30 users / 40 users
• parallel activities : Log in , Create , Edit, Comment, search (random 13 JQL queries) , log out
• think time between activities : 500ms 

• Single search query contain 100 to 2000 tickets 

Performance testing : we are manually getting performance (loading time) for create/Search/Dashboard loading and project home page loading time. (F12 > network tab in browser windows) 

Stress testing : we have a plugin to export more than 5000 tickets to excel format. as a stress testing we perform 40 user load on JIRA and excel export at once and then get the performance measures. 


Other specifications

  • currently we are performing performance test while a load test is running 
  • We are testing in a instance where all plugins are enabled
  • Issue count : more than 500,000 issues available in the instance
  • we are in 2000 user tier
  • we usually perform these tests during version upgrade mock test cycles
  • we do not include jira service desk, agile, portfolio for testing even though we have those them integrated in our JIRA instance. 


any ideas how to fine-tune the current process is much appreciated :-) 


If you are interested, you may refer below

Jira Data Center sample performance test (I am not in JIRA Data center)

1 comment

Hi Alana,

How did you perform the Stress testing . Please let us know the steps to do & what tool have you used to perform the testing.




Can you please help me with, How to preform stress testing on JIRA , Step by Step.

Thanks in Advance!!!





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