Analyze GitLab usage

GitLab provides different types of analytics insights at the instance, group, and project level. These insights appear on the left sidebar, under Analyze.

Instance-level analytics

Use instance-level analytics to aggregate analytics across GitLab, so that you can view information across multiple projects and groups in one place.

Group-level analytics

Moved to GitLab Premium in 13.9.

Use group-level analytics to get insights into your groups’:

Project-level analytics

Use project-level analytics to get insights into your projects’:

User-configurable analytics

View vulnerabilities of your selected projects in the Security Center.

Value streams management

Analyze and visualize the performance of your projects and groups with:


Metric Definition Measurement in GitLab
Mean Time to Change (MTTC) The average duration between idea and delivery. From issue creation to the issue’s latest related merge request’s deployment to production.
Mean Time to Detect (MTTD) The average duration that a bug goes undetected in production. From deployment of bug to issue creation.
Mean Time To Merge (MTTM) The average lifespan of a merge request. From merge request creation to merge request merge (excluding closed and unmerged merge requests). For more information, see Merge Request Analytics.
Mean Time to Recover/Repair/Resolution/Resolve/Restore (MTTR) The average duration that a bug is not fixed in production. From deployment of bug to deployment of fix.
Velocity The total issue burden completed in some period of time. The burden is usually measured in points or weight, often per sprint. Total points or weight of issues closed in a given period of time. Expressed as, for example, “30 points per sprint”.