March 16, 2011, 1:19 PM

Newegg and QVC lead in consistency tests for February and had the best scores among large retailers for consistency testing in February.

Lead Photo had the best consistency score among large retailers tested on Internet Explorer in February, says Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware Corp. Last month, the retailer had the most consistent site loading time with a variation of 0.45 seconds across all test sessions. In Internet Explorer testing, Newegg was followed by (0.65 seconds), (0.71), and and (tied at 0.76 seconds). had the best Firefox consistency score in February, Gomez reports, with an average variation of 0.50 seconds. (0.62 seconds), (0.66), (0.70), and (0.72) rounded out the top five.

The average Internet Explorer consistency score among the retailers measured last month was 1.32 seconds. The same group of retailers produced an average Firefox score of 1.49 seconds.

The consistency ratings take into account differences in the speed of web page delivery across multiple visits.

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