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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|Birmingham City Council||Untested|
|Birmingham City Council||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||1||3|
|Borough of Poole||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||5|
|Bracknell Forest Council||Gave up||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||4||3|
|Bradford Council||Gave up||Gave up||Difficult||Gave up||-8||0|
|Buckinghamshire County Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||3|
|Calderdale Council||Gave up||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||-1||3|
|Cheshire East Council||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||13||3|
|Cheshire East Council||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||18||3|
|Copeland Borough Council||Gave up||Very easy||Gave up||Difficult||-5||3|
|Coventry City Council||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||16||3|
|East Ayrshire Council||Gave up||Gave up||Very easy||Gave up||-9||3|
|East Lindsey District Council||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||Difficult||2||0|
|Greater London Authority||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||Gave up||-6||3|
|Kingston Council||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||7||1|
|Liverpool City Council||Easy||Difficult||Very easy||Difficult||10||0|
|Liverpool City Council||Easy||Gave up||Very easy||Easy||3||3|
|London Borough of Lewisham||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||0|
|London Borough of Richmond upon Thames||Easy||Easy||Easy||Very easy||14||0|
|Newark and Sherwood District Council||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||6||0|
|Newcastle City Council||Very easy||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||16||5|
|Plymouth City Council||Easy||Very easy||Easy||Easy||9||3|
|Rother District Council||Difficult||Gave up||Very easy||Easy||1||0|
|Scottish Borders Council||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||-12||3|
|Surrey County Council||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||12||3|
|Wandsworth Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||5||3|
|West Berkshire Council||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||Gave up||-1||3|
|Wokingham Borough Council||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||Gave up||-1||3|
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.
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