We have a JMeter end-2-end test running on a live system. The test represents an important user scenario. This test results in time metrics for each step in that scenario. These metrics are input to a monitoring system to visualize these metrics over time. It's not a stress test; it's a single instance test that runs every 15 minutes. The test provides us first line info about the performance of the system. The monitoring notifies us when the step time deviates from its mean.
Is there a common name for this practice? Is this still "testing"? Or is this more in the "monitoring" domain?