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Key Browser RUM metrics are displayed on the Geo, Sessions, and Pages dashboards. They can also be seen in the Metric Browser, just like RUM metrics, giving you the ability to view these metrics in the context of Ajax requests, iframes, applications, base pages, browsers, devices, and geographic locations.
There are also metrics for specific tests and, under the Synthetic Jobs heading, for Synthetic job health overall.
Browser Synthetic Metrics Defined
|Data Downloaded Before Fully Loaded||The bytes of data downloaded by the browser between the navigation start of a page and the navigation start of the next page or the end of the session. In particular, includes any resources loaded after the page |
|Data Downloaded Before Onload||The bytes of data downloaded by the browser between the navigation start for a page and the |
|DOM Elements per Pageview||The number of DOM elements present on a page at the time of the page's |
|Number of Resources Loaded Before Fully Loaded||See Data Downloaded Before Fully Loaded above.|
|Number of Resources Loaded Before Onload||See Data Downloaded Before Onload above.|
|Speed Index||This metric captures whether a page renders incrementally or all at once. For example, if two pages both take five seconds to finish rendering, but one is mostly rendered after a second, while the other is blank until the last moment. Then the first page will have a Speed Index close to 1000, while the second will have a Speed Index close to 5000 (the Visually Complete time in milliseconds). More information on how it is calculated is available in the WebPagetest documentation.|
|Start Render Time||The time from the start of the initial navigation until the first non-white content is rendered in the browser display in milliseconds.|
|Visually Complete||The time when an end-user would determine that the page is visually complete in the viewport. This time is calculated by using the last visual change to the page and is in milliseconds. The page represents the viewable content (the viewport) in a browser window. The default size for a browser window is 1024 x 768.|
The ratio of
Availability is represented in per-million instead of as a percentage because Controller metrics are given as integers, making expressing the availability as a percentage less precise. For example, although the availability percentage in actuality might be 99.99%, it would only be able to be expressed as an integer such as 100% or 99%.
To convert per-million to a percentage, just divide by Availability (ppm) by 10,000. For example, if Availability (ppm) is 999,800, then Availability (%) is 99.98%. Most Controller UI components display metrics as percentages, but the Metric Browser, which shows "raw data", shows the value per-million.
|Billable Time||The seconds that were billed against your Browser Synthetic license.|
|Job Executions||Total number of sessions (per browser, per location) for a given job.|
|Pages per Session||Number of pages per session.|
|Session Duration||For scripted jobs: the time needed to execute the script from the first line to the last line.|
For URL jobs: the time from when the browser initiated the first HTTP request until the last resource was loaded.
|Session Visual Time (SVT)|
This metric captures the time the browser spent loading pages. Relative to Session Duration, this excludes the script process time and the time your script was interacting with content on a given page.
Specifically, the Session Visual Time for a session is the sum of the Visually Complete Times for each page.