The slowest test in terms of setup time (fixtures, everything in setUp) is:
And of the 20 slowest tests, a couple of the tests in that class are the slowest, eg:
etc.. clocking in at around 3.5 seconds a test.
Got around a 30% speedup. Most of the time is spent in the ORM, of course.
It still shows up as the slowest test in the site however.
making our tests faster is going to require an overhaul of more than a few things.