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## What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time in Analysis Report

Hi,

When we are conserving the Average Response time from the Analysis reports. Which one we need to consider 90 percentile or Average Transaction Response time.

What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time.

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Raj

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## Re: What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time in Analysis Report

Hi,

Yes, per your example, 9 is the 90th percentile value which means 90% of the data points are smaller than 9 and 10% are bigger than 9.
Otherwise, Average Response Time is (1+2+5+9+20)/5 = 7.4

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Chau

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## Re: What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time in Analysis Report

Hi,

The Average Transaction Response Time graph displays the average time taken to perform transactions during each second of the load test scenario run.

And the 90th percentile is the value for which 90% of the data points are smaller.

http://support.openview.hp.com/selfsolve/document/KM169562

Transactions/m-p/5643545/highlight/true#M2363

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Chau

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## Re: What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time in Analysis Report

Hi Chaun,

I agree, but my question is when we are making the descison, which one we need to take consider 90 percentile response times OR 100 % i.e Average Response Time from the Graph.

As my Understanding 90 % percentile fox Ex:If have response times like 1,2,5,9,20 .It omites the 20 sec's which has max response time.

Average Response Time : In the above example includes 20 sec's also and takes average of (1+2+5+9+20)/5

Which is one is the best.

In general corporate companies which one follows?

Thanks,

Rajani

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## Re: What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time in Analysis Report

Hi,

It depends on each company. As my experience, we often follow to Average Response Time.

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Chau

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## Re: What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time in Analysis Report

Hi Chaun,

Thanks a lot!

Am I correct  with the given example ?

Thanks,

Rajani

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## Re: What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time in Analysis Report

Hi,

Yes, per your example, 9 is the 90th percentile value which means 90% of the data points are smaller than 9 and 10% are bigger than 9.
Otherwise, Average Response Time is (1+2+5+9+20)/5 = 7.4

Regards,

Chau

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## Re: What is the difference 90 percentile Vs Average Response time in Analysis Report

Thank you so much for the clarification!
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