Effort tracking in JIRA

Hi Folks ,

Is there any way to track the effort spent by the tester in JIRA .

Without using any plug-ins , i need to get the effort of my team-mates in JIRA .

Please help me out . Thanks in advance .

- Ashwin

2 answers

Hi Ashwin,

The timetracking in JIRA isn't really that great for following up on individual people.

To make it easier for you I would certainly recommend you to use one of the excellent timesheet plugins like Tempo or 1h.

If you can't use these you might be able to find a solution in querying status changes or seeing if you can query the issue history and work logged directly from the database.

JIRA is mostly focused on the amount of work an issue takes, not on who exactly logs this work.

Best regards,


Hi Peter ,

Thanks for the reply .

while logging an issue i saw "units" textbox ,lets say i will just provide some amount of effort (4h,2h) took by me either for retesting or test execution .

So that we can track the whole effort for the day in "units" textbox

please suggest .

Regarding plugins - is there any other free plugin rather than paid or trail one .

Best Regards,


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