November 19, 2013, 5:09 PM

Dell and Apple lead October consistency tests

The retailers top Internet Explorer and Firefox consistency tests, respectively.

Lead Photo had the best consistency score for Internet Explorer testing among large retailers tested in October, says Compuware. Last month, the retailer had the most consistent Internet Explorer site loading time with a variation of only 0.50 seconds. had the best Firefox consistency score at 0.43 seconds. The lower the variation, the more consistently the site loads. (0.59 seconds) placed second in Internet Explorer tests. (0.71) came in third, finished in fourth (0.91) and (0.96) came in fifth.

In Firefox testing, came in second place behind Apple with a deviation of 0.75 seconds. was third (0.79), fourth (0.85) and (0.87) fifth.

The average Internet Explorer consistency score among the 22 retailers measured in September was 1.57 seconds. The same group of retailers produced an average Firefox score of 1.84 seconds.

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

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