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Automation of Load Testing by Gatling


In this tutorial we will create an load testing by using Gatling Tool. First, I am going to tell you about what is load testing and what is the gatling tool. Then, I will show you the simple scenario and results. Tips for reading this tutorial, I would suggest you read this tutorial step by step and I hope you will enjoy it too.


  1. Scala Programming
  2. IDE such as IntelliJ IDEA (https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/)
  3. Gatling API (http://gatling.io/#/resources/download)
  4. Gatling's SBT plugin (https://github.com/gatling/gatling-sbt-plugin-demo)


1.What is Load Testing ?

Load Testing is the process of putting demand on our service and measuring it response *1

2.What is Gatling Tool ?

Gatling is an open-source load testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty *2

Example Scenario

In this section, I will show you the simple scenario by using Gatling tool. First, I will define the user story representative of what really happens when users use our service. Then, let's map the user story into code. Last, test it.

[User Roles]

  1. Users: They can login and browse AdAccount list

  2. Admins: They can login, browse and search AdAccount list

[Mapping Roles to Code]





[Simulation Activity]


  1. 700 users arrive at the service

  2. Each users login to the service gradually

  3. Each users browse AdAccount list gradually


  1. 500 admin-users arrive at the service

  2. Each admins login to the service gradually

  3. Each admins browse AdAccount list gradually

  4. Each admins search AdAccount gradually


[Run all simulations]

cmd> gatling: test


We can generate the graph which showing the number of request and response time by using gatling tool. X-axis is the responding time. Y-axis is the number of request.


We also can generate the active user graph as the figure below: