I am very pleased to say that RC bug counter for Jessie finally dropped below 500 RC bugs. For comparison, we broke the 700 RC bug curve in the start of November, so that is about 200 RC bugs in about 7-8 weeks (or about 25-28 RC bugs per week).
Today, we have about 162 RC bugs on the auto-removal list. Though, I suspect many of the affected packages have reverse dependencies, so their removal from testing may be up 30 days away. Nevertheless, by this time in January, we could be looking at no more than 350 RC bugs left for Jessie.