Test results for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
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|Number of tests||12||1||12||12||8||45|
|Usability Index (total score ÷ number of tests)||5||8||7||6||9||7|
About the scores
Each task can be tested according to five different criteria - navigation from the home page, navigation using the A-Z directory (where present), searching on Google, searching using the site's internal search, and the readability of the page. Scores are assigned according to 10 = Very easy, 8 = Easy, 4 = Difficult, and 1 = Gave up. As more users complete any given test, the score for each aspect of each task becomes a mean average of all the individual testers scores, and thus the more tests are completed the more reliable an indication of the usability of the website can be seen. The total scores in the table are thus the sum of the averaged scores for the whole suite of tasks which have been tested.
The Usability Index is the sum of the scores of all the tests which have been carried out, divided by the number of tests which have been taken for this council, resulting in an index score between 1 and 10, with 6 being the score which a nominallly usable website with room for improvement might be expected to achieve. If any criteria have had fewer than 20 tests, or the site as a whole has had fewer than 100 tests, the final Index scores are shown in a grey background to indicate insufficient testing for the result to be a reliable indicator.
The Importance column shows the mean average of how important all the testers considered the ability to complete this task to be, ranging from 0 = Unimportant to 5 = Very important.
Specific comments made about this council
Address - change mine on council systems
.. not obvious that you need to sign up to "Your account" to access this service
Adult education courses - find information
The internal search took me to "what if I can't find a course to suit me" but the link to the "find a course" page was visible so I have classed it as easy to find.
Noise nuisance - complain about it
Would have been a good result except the internal search only brought it up as 5th result
Parking fine - pay one
A to Z not on the homepage but easy to find via the search
Youth clubs in the area - find information
Very little information. Youth clubs and activities are added as "events" but no general information.