As we all well know, TD is not the best tool to supply detailed metric information about Manual and Automated test runs. Therefore I took on the task of understanding how their Oracle DB actually worked.

I created a number of user-defined fields within the DB, updating them with TRIGGERS and user input. The information collected includes Version, Number fo Testcases and Manual Minutes to run.

To report the metric data, mainly for time saved using automation, I am utilizing Crystal Reports.

I am more than happy to share my on-going findings as well as to exchange other ideas from companies attempting the same.

Ray Scott