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Time Tracking Settings

Overview

Time Tracking feature is currently available for Test Execution.  Testers can estimate how much time it will take to execute a Test Run and log the actual time spent on it.

qTest Manager provides a report for the Rollup of time per Test Execution to Test Suite/Cycle/Build/Release.  The report also shows the difference between Planned Time and Actual Time spent.  

Activate Time Tracking Settings

IMPORTANT:

  • Time Tracking must be activated to start logging planned vs actual time for test runs.  This will also activate the 'Testing Velocity' report.
  • To activate Time Tracking, you need 'Project Administrator' permissions.

Under the Gear icon, click Time Tracking.  Switch on Activation Status.

You can change the time unit, the number of hours per working day, and working days per week.

Click Save when you complete the settings.

When Time Tracking feature is activated, the following fields are visible in Test Run's Field Settings of the project:

  • Planned Time: Planned execution time for one execution of a Test Run.
  • Actual Time: Actual execution time of one execution of a Test Run.
  • Total Planned Time: Sum of Planned Time of all Test Logs of a Test Run.
  • Total Actual Time: Total actual execution time has been spent for all Test Logs of a Test Run.
  • Average Execution Time: Total Actual Time divided by the number of Test Logs.



Tracking Time in Test Execution

The Project Admin must activate Time Tracking feature so you can track time spent on executing Test Runs.

Logging Execution Time

Input the planned execution time for a Test Run.  Based on time tracked for each Test Log, the Rollup of time spent on the Test Run is calculated, including:

  • Total Planned Time: Sum of Planned Time of all Test Logs of the Test Run.
  • Total Actual Time: Total actual execution time has been spent for all Test Logs of the Test Run.
  • Average Execution Time: Total Actual Time divided by the number of Test Logs.

In the TestPad, select the Time Tracking tab.  The Planned Time you have inputted in the Test Run is populated.  You can change the value if you wish.

After you have executed the Test Run, you can track the Actual Time.  If you do not input the Actual Time, the TestPad will prompt you to do so when you save the execution.  This step can also be skipped.

Similarly, you can optionally track the Planned Time and Actual Time when doing a Quick Run.

The Planned Time and Actual Time tracked on the latest Test Log are shown in the Test Run.

Editing Time tracked on a Test Log

For each Test Log, click the Clock icon to see the time which has been logged on it.

If you are the Project Admin or the tester of a Test Log, you can edit the amount of time inputted on it.

 

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