Locust vs k6: What are the differences?
Locust and k6 belong to "Load and Performance Testing" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Locust are:
- Define user behaviour in code
- Distributed & scalable
- Proven & battle tested
On the other hand, k6 provides the following key features:
- Primarily for load testing, it also works for functional testing of APIs and microservices with its powerful JS ES6 based scripting API
- Straightforward CLI, sharing many UX aspects with the DevOps tools you already use
Locust and k6 are both open source tools. Locust with 11.2K GitHub stars and 1.62K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than k6 with 5.57K GitHub stars and 287 GitHub forks.