The Q3 Bug Battle is now one for the history books. As you might recall, our brave community of testers spent a week in August competing to find bugs in four of the major career sites. After pre-announcing the winners last week, we’re finally ready to de-classify the official results. You can download the complete Bug Battle report (PDF), but here are a few top-line findings:
- Indeed had the least reported bugs (139), followed by Monster (169), CareerBuilder (171), and then SimplyHired (189).
- While Monster placed first and Indeed placed last in every survey category, CareerBuilder and SimplyHired were deadlocked in the survey portion of the contest, each receiving favorable rankings in three out of six categories.
- More than half of the testers (55%) chose ‘job search accuracy’ (ability to browse relevant jobs by job title, keyword, location, category, etc.) as the most important criteria when evaluating career applications.
- When asked if concerned about the privacy and safety of personal information stored on job websites, an overwhelming 82 percent of respondents answered “yes.”
Check out the story on TheNextWeb! The $4,000 in prize money was spread out across a total of 24 testers. Here are few of the notable recipients: