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The Time Tracking Report displays useful time tracking information on issues for a particular version of a project. This report shows original and current time estimates for all the issues, and whether they are ahead of or behind the original schedule. (Note: this report is only available if time tracking has been enabled by your JIRA administrator).

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What does the Time Tracking report look like?

The report generated will look something like this:

Screenshot: 'Time Tracking' report

Or, if sub-tasks are enabled, the report will look something like this:

The table in the report shows the issues within the version:

  • There are four time tracking fields as follows:
    • Original Estimate - The original estimate of the total amount of time it would take to complete this issue.
    • Estimated Time Remaining - The current estimate of the remaining amount of time it would take to complete this issue.
    • Time Spent - The amount of time spent on the issue. This is the aggregate amount of time which has been logged against this issue.
    • Accuracy- The accuracy of the original estimate compared to the current estimate for the issue. It is the difference between the sum of the Time Spent and Estimated Time Remaining fields, and the Original Estimate field.
  • If sub-tasks are enabled, the *'∑'*column at the right of the field shows the aggregate time tracking information for each 'parent' issue (i.e. the sum of the issue's own values plus those of its sub-tasks).
  • The last line of the table shows the aggregate time tracking information for the whole version.

The report also includes two bar-graphs (above the table) which represent the aggregate time tracking information for the version:

  • The first bar-graph ('Progress') shows the percentage of completed issues (green) and incomplete issues (orange) in this version:
  • The second bar-graph ('Accuracy' -blue) shows the accuracy of the original estimates.

The length of the Accuracy bar compared to the Progress bar indicates whether the issues in this version are ahead of or behind schedule. There are three cases:

  1. The issues are on schedule with the original estimate. The Accuracy bar is completely blue and is the same length as the Progress bar above it.
  2. The issues are behind the original estimate (i.e. will take longer than originally estimated). The Progress graph is longer than the Accuracygraph. The blue region represents the original estimated time, and the light-grey region is the amount of time by which issues are behind.
  3. The issues are ahead of the original estimate (i.e. will take less time than originally estimated). The Accuracy graph is longer than the Progressgraph. The blue bar represents the original estimated time, and the light-grey region represents the amount of time by which the original estimates were overestimated.

Generating a Time Tracking report

To generate a Time Tracking Report:

  1. Navigate to the desired project.
  2. Choose Summary (tab) > Reports section > Time Tracking Report.
  3. In the Version drop-down list, select the version on which you wish to report. The report will include all issues that belong to this version, that is, all issues whose 'Fix Version' is this version.
  4. In the Sorting drop-down list, choose how the issues in the report will be sorted:
    • Select Least completed issues first to show issues with the highest Estimated Time Remaining first; or
    • Select Most completed issues first to show issues with the lowest Estimated Time Remaining first.
  5. In the Issues drop-down list, choose which issues will be included in the report:
    • Select All to include all issues assigned to this version; or
    • Select Incomplete issues only to exclude issues which are either completed (i.e. have an Estimated Time Remaining of zero), or are not time-tracked (i.e. do not have an Original Estimate). Note that issue status does not affect which issues are displayed.
  6. In the Sub-task Inclusion drop-down list (note: this will only appear if sub-tasks are enabled),choose which sub-tasks will be included in the report, for all parent issues that belong to this version:
    • Select Only include sub-tasks with the selected version to only include an issue's sub-tasks if the sub-tasks belong to the same version as the issue; or
    • Select Also include sub-tasks without a version set to include an issue's sub-tasks if the sub-tasks belong to either the same version as the issue or to no version; or
    • Select Include all sub-tasks to include all of an issue's sub-tasks, regardless of whether the sub-tasks belong to the same version, some other version or no version.Note: sub-tasks which belong to this version, but whose parent issues do not belong to this version, will always be included in the report.

See Also

  • In addition to the built-in JIRA reports, other reports (e.g. Gantt Chart Report, Timesheet Report) are available for download from the Atlassian Marketplace site. JIRA administrators can also create new reports with the plugin API — see How to create a JIRA Report.

31 Comments

  1. Referencing step 3 on Generating a Report, what if I cannot find the Reports menu on the right of the page?

    1. Anonymous

      I'm having a similar problem.  Was there some general configuration issue to get the reports menu to show up?

  2. Anonymous

    Hello, is it possible to customize this report ? eg- instead of showing time, display assigned users to the sub-tasks?

    thanks

  3. Anonymous

    Hi,

    How do you customise the reports? I want to filter on customer field, which is used in more that 1 project and users ID's?

    Thanks

    1. Thanks for the question. I've added some notes under "See Also" (above).

  4. Anonymous

    Hi,

    I'm trying to get the time spent (worklog link in JIRA) by an individual for a particular duration (week, month etc.) on a project. Can this be leveraged to report such type of information?

    Thanks.

    1. Anonymous

      Did you get any answer to this one?

       

  5. Anonymous

    Is it possible to run a Time Tracking report for a project over a data range rather than against a version.  The format produced is more useable than the oputput from a Timesheet report.

  6. Anonymous

    I cannot run a report showing the time logged by an individual whose work spans multiple projects?

    That is shameful. 

    Everyone reading this page should vote on https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-6137 and leave a comment expressing outright disappointment in the omission of such a basic feature.  This issue was first reported 08/Mar/05 10:34 AM and it has been ignored for years.   The time to rectify this issue is now. 

    1. Anonymous

      Hi,

      You can actually generate Time report for an individual who worked on multiple project.
      For the same go to Project and then from the Project, Click on Reports -> Time Sheet Report.

      Here a list of parameters will come, Select the time frame and the user for which you need a report to be generated and click Next,
      The report for that particular user will be generated for all project and all task.

      Thanks

       

       

  7. Anonymous

    Any chance we could generate this report based off of jira's matching a filter or a having a certain label rather than just a version of a project?

  8. Anonymous

    Hi,

    Any chance of the progress/accuracy bars being made into a gadget for the dashboard? 

    Thanks

    Adam

  9. Anonymous

    Hi Jira support,

    Is it possible to custom the query in "Time Tracking Report"?
    "Time Tracking Report" is a very good report. However it just support to query all issues (tasks) of projects. Is it possible to custom the query by specify a query name?

    Cases: I just need a summary report about the SRS development or SAD development of specified project not the whole project.

    In addition, It is very good if this summary report can be embedded in a Gadget of a Dashboard. Is it possible?

    Best regards,
    Tin,

  10. Anonymous

    Hi JIRA Support, How can I pull a resource specific Time report?

  11. Anonymous

    Hi Support,

    I am using JIRA as a project management tool, I can generate a report for a project.
    Is there any option where I can pull resource specific report ?

    Thanks 

  12. Anonymous

    Got the workaround for the same.

    Hi,

    You can actually generate Time report for an individual who worked on multiple project.
    For the same go to Project and then from the Project, Click on Reports -> Time Sheet Report.

    Here a list of parameters will come, Select the time frame and the user for which you need a report to be generated and click Next,
    The report for that particular user will be generated for all project and all task.

    Thanks

    1. Anonymous

      The Time Sheet Report is not included with standard reports. Only the Time Tracking Report is included, which ludicrously does not allow the most common request of extracting the work log in more detail (which would enable 'by individual' reporting). This data is only available by reviewing the entries in the issue detail screen. The assumption here from the developers is that we can download a developed report from Atlassian site, however if you are using JIRA in a corporate environment it is unlikely you will have access to do this

  13. Anonymous

    It displays 2d in Time Tracking Report table but when it is exported to Excel, it becomes 960. Can you please let me know, from where, I should make changes so that I have exact view in excel as in Time Tracking Table?

  14. Anonymous

    Hi  I'm looking for a way to display total time spent on each project, across all projects. So the report would provide the name of each project, and the total time logged for each project - which would add up all issues, sub-issues, sub-tasks, etc. and provide 1 total time logged for the project, and for all projects on one page. Is this possible? It seems like most of the filtering functions are on a project-by-project basis and do not have the capability to work across all projects at once... or even project categories, which would be very useful.

     

  15. Anonymous

    Can I get a time tracking report date-wise on Issues types like tasks, bugs etc. for the entire project team??

  16.  

    can i get the time report for status wise transaction i.e need a report how much time spent in each status of the ticket.

  17. Anonymous

    Hello, I would like to get the statisticks like 'total time spent/total time estimated' for all the tasks per all projects for a individual developer. Something like "Time Sheet Report", but including the information about the estimates. 

    I really need this info to know how accurately do my developers estimate their task estimate (how much does the estimated time differs from a really used time).

    Could you please let me know if this is possible?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi there,

      I'd recommend asking your question on Answers.Atlassian.com, there's probably someone out in the Atlassian customer community with the same question, or an existing solution!

      Cheers,

      Dave

  18. Anonymous

    Is it possible to add a time tracking report to a JIRA Dashboard? Or possibly to a confluence page as a gadget?

  19. Anonymous

    Hi,

    I want to generate a report which shows the number of persons worked in a sprint, and hours they have worked in that sprint.

    Please show me how such report can be created.

    Thanks,

    Furqan

    1. Hi Furqan,

      I'd recommend asking your question on Answers.Atlassian.com, there's probably someone out in the Atlassian customer community with the same question, or an existing solution!

      Cheers,

      Dave

      1. Anonymous

        Thanks Dave

  20. Is it possible to generate a Time Tracking report across all projects and versions, for a given date range?

  21. Is it possible to customize "User Timesheet" report to include the "status" field from the "TIMESHEET_STATUS" table in JIRA? I would like to see the status like "Approved", "Submitted", "Pending", etc for example.

  22. I really like this report. It would be great if it would be more flexible.

    Instead of the fix version I would like to have a Query to run this report on. Is this possible?