The metrics module provides functionality to create custom metrics of various types. All metrics (both the built-in metrics and the custom ones) have a type. There are four different metrics types, and they are:
All values added to a custom metric can optionally be tagged which can be useful when analysing the test results.
|Counter||A metric that cumulatively sums added values.|
|Gauge||A metric that stores the min, max and last values added to it.|
|Rate||A metric that tracks the percentage of added values that are non-zero.|
|Trend||A metric that allows for calculating statistics on the added values (min, max, average and percentiles).|