Test results for Open Data - find some

Here is the table of test results for this task. The score on each row is out of a possible total of 20, and the importance column is a rating of 1-5 according to how important testers considered being able to complete this task was.

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CouncilNavigationA-ZGoogleSite searchScoreTestsImportance
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy13
Borough of PooleVery easyVery easyVery easy205
Bracknell Forest CouncilGave upVery easyVery easy43
Bradford CouncilGave upDifficultGave up-80
Buckinghamshire County CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Calderdale CouncilGave upVery easyVery easy-13
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy133
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy183
Copeland Borough CouncilVery easyGave upDifficult-53
Coventry City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy163
East Ayrshire CouncilGave upVery easyGave up-93
East Lindsey District CouncilVery easyVery easyDifficult20
Greater London AuthorityVery easyVery easyGave up-63
Kingston CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy71
Liverpool City CouncilDifficultVery easyDifficult100
Liverpool City CouncilGave upVery easyEasy33
London Borough of LewishamVery easyVery easyVery easy200
London Borough of Richmond upon ThamesEasyEasyVery easy140
Newark and Sherwood District CouncilVery easyVery easyEasy60
Newcastle City CouncilDifficultVery easyVery easy165
Plymouth City CouncilVery easyEasyEasy93
Rother District CouncilGave upVery easyEasy10
Scottish Borders CouncilGave upGave upGave up-123
Stockton-on-Tees Borough CouncilGave upGave upGave up-121
Surrey County CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy123
Wandsworth CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy53
West Berkshire CouncilVery easyVery easyGave up-13
Wokingham Borough CouncilVery easyVery easyGave up-13

Specific comments made about this task

Birmingham City Council - 2013-12-18
There's a page /open-data with barely any data on it. The search queries and a-z pulled up that page very easily, but there's no point if there's nothing on there.

Birmingham City Council - 2016-07-14
Had to go to FOI and Data Protection to get to a page called Open Data, but there was barely any open data on there

Borough of Poole - 2014-06-02
Searched for Contracts over £500 - was surprised at how easy it was to find lots of open data in 'Spotlight on Spend'.

Bracknell Forest Council - 2014-03-07
Open data is on a seperate site.

Bradford Council - 2014-03-11
Nothing obvious came up within the search results, but as I didn't know what Open data was I wasn't sure what I was looking for. Again though, not very straight forward to find through the council website again. Disappointing.

Copeland Borough Council - 2014-02-13
The only open data I could find was expenditure over £500 and the senior officers' salaries.

Greater London Authority - 2015-08-17
site is going through renovation so can't expect things to be accessible

Liverpool City Council - 2014-04-07
'Open data' was generally difficult to find if you landed on the council homepage - only users who knew to look for 'transparency' would find the information relating to open data.

Liverpool City Council - 2015-01-15
Data is buried quite deep within council section and under the heading - key statistics. This was difficult to find.

Newcastle City Council - 2015-01-14
In order to find open data using the A-Z index you had to look under Data Protection which would not necessarily be a natural place to look.

Scottish Borders Council - 2014-03-05
I found the FOI archive (uselessly categorised by date requested rather than by topic!) by navigation but not open data.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - 2024-04-11
Literally couldn't find anything

Surrey County Council - 2014-02-28
Page is long. Links to the open data are at the end of the page - should they be at the top? Suggest anchor links?

West Berkshire Council - 2014-02-05
I eventually found Open Data when searching direct from Google. On the site it is called Public datasets and feeds so it is not easily located.

Wokingham Borough Council - 2014-10-28
I easily found a click through link for open data using google but I couldnt find one using the councils internal search field