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Test Scheduling

DebugBear can run scheduled tests at certain intervals, or at specific times during the day.

Selecting test schedules

When creating or editing a page, click the Frequency dropdown to select a test schedule.

If you only want to trigger tests on demand or using the API, select No scheduled tests.

Schedule performance tests

Configuring test schedules

Click on the gear icon next to the Frequency dropdown to add and remove test schedules in your project.

Available test schedules

Click on the pencil icon to edit or create a new test schedule by clicking Add new test schedule.

Every N Hours

Run tests at a fixed interval, for example every 2 hours or every 168 hours (every two weeks).

Running tests every N hours

Fixed times

Pick specific times when tests should be run. Tests usually finish within 15 minutes of the selected time.

Fixed test times


If, for example, you don't want to run tests on weekends you can use the day filter to deselect Saturday and Sunday. Note that this filter works on UTC, so the days when tests don't run may not exactly match your local time zone.

Disabling or pausing tests

To disable scheduled tests select the No scheduled tests option.

Fixed test times

How often should I run DebugBear tests?

For most sites running tests once a day is sufficient.

If you deploy changes to your website multiple times each day it can make sense to increase the test frequency. That way you'll be alerted to regressions more quickly and will be able to correlate regressions to the changes you've made.

Testing more frequently can also be helpful if you see a large amount of metric variability. You'll know that you only need to react to metric changes if they are consistent.

Note that you can also trigger on-demand tests for all your pages by clicking the button in the project Pages sidebar. This lets you test the impact of your changes immediately after deploying them.

Test pages button