Functional Test Automation Engineer (SC Eligible)
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £25,000 - £55,000+ (depending on experience)
Career Levels: Analyst, Senior Analyst, Consultant, Associate Manager
Note: Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS and SC security clearance which requires 5 years continuous UK address history at the point of application
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge
We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too
As a team:
Our Advanced Technology Centre is a thriving technology and innovation hub from where we deliver high quality services to a number of private and public sector clients
You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways
As a Functional Test Automation Engineer, you will:
Work as part of a team to design, build and execute tests to validate whether a story or feature meets agreed acceptance criteria
Automate functional tests using tools such as Karate, Selenium, Cucumber, Rest-assured and Wiremock
Analyse requirements and design to support the team in ensuring test coverage is sufficient to validate that the solution will meet user and business needs
Manage raising and resolution of defects for the team utilising tools such as JIRA
Support the team in also validating the system being delivered meets non-functional requirements where required by driving performance, security, resilience and operational testing
The following skills and experience are essential for this role:
Experience automating functional testing of software, writing scripts in Java, using tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, Karate, Rest-assured or Wiremock
Experience working with users to design and conduct manual testing, developing a good understanding of the requirements, user needs and solution design in order to differentiate between defects and enhancements
A proven track record of testing software developments in a structured environment.
A complete understanding of the Defect Management lifecycle and knowledge of one or more defect management tools e.g. JIRA, Bugzilla or HP ALM.
The ability to work in a changing environment, adapting to changing requirements and priorities at short notice.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Set yourself apart:
Experience in designing and implementing integration, security, performance, resilience or operational testing. The ability to analyse the results and recommend how to make improvements/resolve defects
Have experience in managing teams and/or working across multiple projects.
Understand IBM Cloud pack for Integration, Integration patterns, Test Scripts
Have worked with one or more of the following: API Test Tooling: Postman, API or JMeter, Contract/ Mock/Integration Testing, Swift Messaging Hub, Config/Integration testing, payload/contract testing
What’s in it for you
At Accenture in addition to a competitive salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there may be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at
Closing Date for Applications: 31/01/2021. Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found
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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
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