As more software companies utilize continuous integration practices, you may also need to integrate load tests into your testing process. This integration helps developers insure that new builds did not introduce regressions.
The HP Application Automation Tools plugin for the Jenkins continuous integration server provides a mechanism for executing LoadRunner Controller scenarios as part of a build script. This plugin allows you to trigger an HP test as a build step and present the results in the Jenkin's user interface.
You can only integrate scenarios which have service level agreements (SLAs). This allows you to quickly determine whether the test passed or failed and if performance was affected.
To begin the integration, you must first install the The HP Application Automation Tools plugin. For information about installing plugins, refer to the Jenkins documentation.
Click https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/HP+Application+Automation+Tools to open the HP Application Automation Tools plugin page.
For a blog post describing load testing with continuous integration, click here.
Note: The Jenkins plugin requires an administrator account.