We recently upgraded Jenkins from 2.1 to 2.6. After which Job Status is always success once the execution is completed.
For example : if a job as 24 test cases and 24 of them also failed, in dashboard the status is still shown as success.
Please refer to attached screen shot.
in which test result clearly says that there are 9 failures out of 30 test cases, but still the job status is showing as success. which was not the case with Previous version of Jenkins 2.1.