Azure DevOps Dashboard Test Results Trend

Azure DevOps provides a solution for visualising the test result history of your projects through the Dashboard. Let’s see how we can set up some charts.

Start by clicking the dashboard icon in Azure DevOps’ main menu.

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You can create a new dashboard if you wish, but in this case I will show you how to edit an existing one. So click on the Edit button.

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On the right-hand side of the screen, you should now see the Add Widget window. In the search box, type ‘test’ so that we can filter out the other widgets. Choose the Test Results Trend widget and click the Add button.

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This will add the widget, ready to be set up.

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Click on the cog icon to open the configuration window.

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Set it up as shown above. The important part is the selection of the build pipeline that is running the tests. Clicking the save button will produce the following chart.

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As you can see, it shows both the number of passed/failed tests as well as the test run duration. You can hover your mouse pointer over each column to get more information about the specific test run.

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Let’s add another widget. This time we’ll choose the ‘Test Results Trend (Advanced)’ widget instead. This widget allows us to view the trend over a particular period of time as opposed to the trend by build which we just saw with the other widget.

Again configure the widget as shown below.

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This produces the following chart, which is not particularly interesting when tests are running smoothly. Note that in some widgets, you can expand the view by clicking on the expand icon to get a larger view of the chart.

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This is an example from another project where there are occasional failures.

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That is how test charts can be added to your dashboard so that the whole team can keep an eye on the test results. Don’t forget to save the dashboard layout by clicking the ‘Done Editing’ button.

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