Test Case Point Analysis: You can use this effort estimation technique for Test Automation and Test Execution. 1. Identify the total number of test cases to be automated or executed. 2. Classify the steps into High, Medium and Low complexity based on the business process it performs. 3. Based on the previous experience (metrics based) on how much time it would take to execute High complexity steps. You can have the average time. 4. Multiply this average time with total number of steps and get the total 5. Add the buffer time with the total to get Final estimation time. This buffer time will vary based on the application, domain and other factors.