I don't think that this is possible in JIRA out-of-the-box. However, I have raised an improvement request for this here - JRA-38896
For now, I would recommend that you do the following on the feature request ticket :
Please note that the implementation of new features and improvement requests falls under Atlassian's Implementation of New Features Policy.
In case anyone is interested in the solution for JIRA Cloud, there's now plugin that exports history of changes to JIRA issues - Advanced Export.
Any custom or standard field can be exported with every change as a separate row to make it easy to analyse in spreadsheet or postprocess in any other way.
Full disclosure: I'm the author
Our team developed the handy application for Cloud version of Jira - Issue History.
It allows analyze the history of all changes in two ways: online - at the site of Jira, using the capabilities of custom settings and off-line - working with exported data.
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