Chart to show estimated time vs actual time Edited

Hi all,

  In need of some help. Been scratching my head a little bit trying to find a gadget that can visualise the estimated and actual time spent on all issues in a project, for between 30 days and up to a year. Can someone point me in the right direction?


I'm basically looking for a gadget thats almost identical to the created vs resolved gadget but with estimated and actual time instead. Our GM would like this gadget on his dashboard so he can monitor it. I thought it would have been a feature available in JIRA but doesn't seem to be unless I'm missing something?

Many thanks


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Hello JBennet, how are you?


I think that you're looking for the Time Tracking Report.

Please check it at this link:


The report whows time tracking information on issues for a particular version of a project.

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 that 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.

Also, there is a percentage field called Workratio in Jira that shows you the rate of original estimate vs time spent. 

You could use the JQL "workratio > 100" to find time spent higher than estimate, for example. Combine that with the project you want to select issues from and add to a dashboard gadget.

There are a lot of cool add-ons available for reporting, follow-up on progress, forecasting and so on you could also take a look.


Hope it helps!

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