September 19, 2011, 2:34 PM

Dell posts highest consistency rating for August

The retailer led web site consistency tests for Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Lead Photo had the best Internet Explorer consistency score among large retailers tested in August, says Compuware Gomez. Last month, the retailer had the most consistent site loading time with a variation of 0.51 seconds. (0.83 seconds), placed second in Internet Explorer tests, followed by (0.85) and (0.93). and tied for fifth place at 1.02 seconds. also posted the best Firefox consistency score in August, Compuware Gomez reports, with an average variation of 0.78 seconds. and (1.02 seconds) tied for second place. (1.05) came in third while and (1.09) tied for fourth.

The average Internet Explorer consistency variation among the 19 retailers measured in August was 1.54 seconds. The same group of retailers produced an average Firefox variation of 1.80 seconds.

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

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