Load Testing Web Services Applications

You use REST or SOAP Web Services!

You have an SOA architecture structuring your Web services? You want the advantages of a modern, component-based structure and the ability to quickly adapt to business developments?

This type of approach implies greater demands in terms of both managing component versions and validating services developed by different teams.

Furthermore, reusing the components in different application contexts produces more numerous use cases, hence the need for more extensive testing and robust monitoring.

Neotys is ready!


Neotys allows you test and monitor RESTful web services thanks to:

  • Native support of all HTTP Methods: GET, POST, PUT, DELETE HEAD, OPTIONS
  • JSON support to transform JSON requests and responses into XML format for improved efficiency when extracting data from responses, validating data or injecting values

SOAP Support

With Neotys’ SOAP support, you can create SOAP requests using WSDL descriptor files. There are two advantages to this:

  • Time saving: the arguments are validated by the interface; the graphical design ensures that the request’s syntax is correct. Only those arguments that are possible are proposed during the request configuration.
  • Ability to test the server before the client is ready, since the traffic doesn’t need to be recorded to be played back.

Neotys supports WS-Security and automatically handles encoding the special characters in the inserted variables, depending on the insertion location: attribute or value.


A short animation demonstrating a load test for SOAP applications helps explain how Neotys supports this technology.

NeoLoad SOAP Demo (9 minutes)

“Make sure it works!”

SOAP traffic can be recorded the same way as HTTP traffic.

Thanks to Neotys, you can create scenarios to stress test and monitor your SOAP applications‘ behavior and validate the performance while pinpointing any weaknesses.

Realistically testing and monitoring your applications with NeoLoad and NeoSense means you can deliver better performance to customers at a lower total cost of ownership.

Testing & Monitoring Services

Neotys Consultants: Experts in SOAP Load Testing & Monitoring

All of our consultants here at Neotys are experts in the field of load testing, monitoring and optimizing SOAP applications.

We offer a wide range of services from training to performance testing and monitoring. We can even complete full infrastructure optimization with your team.

Contact us for more information.

Customer Testimonial

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas FACTOR, the ISO 9001-certified factoring subsidiary of BNP Paribas, offers a complete factoring package to meet companies‘ demands for financing and the outsourcing of the accounts receivable operations, at every stage of their expansion. BNP Paribas FACTOR is a small to middle-sized enterprise employing 240 staff.

BNP Paribas Factor recently introduced 40 or so web services for its customers. We needed software that would allow us to test these new tools, in order to ensure the highest possible service to our clients. We had no precise idea what impact these web services' load would have on our resources globally and had no real feedback on their overall performance. It was difficult, therefore, to determine what measures were required to make them more efficient. We needed a comprehensive and powerful tool that was also simple to use and quickly assimilated. After downloading the software from the Neotys web site, and after only 20 minutes' use, we were convinced that NeoLoad was exactly what we were looking for. Its ease of use and intuitive interface meant that we were able to start our first load tests almost immediately.
- Damien VINCENT, Project Manager

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