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QA Automation Testers

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

A leader in Motor, Home, Travel and Health Insurance; Saga offers an excellent environment within which to develop your skills and career.
The role is based in the SID team and will ultimately form part of the SSL Change Delivery Unit. This role includes responsibility for estimating, designing, scripting and executing automation test scripts for a variety of key customer facing and internal applications using the chosen test automation software, across the web and SID platforms.

Maintaining these scripts is also a key part of the role so that these can be utilised for full regression checks, whilst demonstrating the benefits of extended and expanded use of automated tools, allowing effective, efficient and quality testing that delivers savings against manual testing.       

And in return, you can look forward to all of the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast paced career with an excellent benefits package including life assurance, pension, high street and online discounts, and concessions for holidays and travel.

If this sounds like a role for you then keep reading...

Role Responsibility

  • Constant communication with Scrum Coordinator, test and development teams to develop a strong understanding of the changes, testing objectives, and progress
  • Contribute to sprint planning sessions and challenge acceptance criteria specifications where appropriate
  • Generate and maintain scripts to perform automated testing cycles that fulfil business requirements
  • Identify known defects and include scenarios in test scripts to reduce risk of these
  • Document, track and escalate defects in development packages as appropriate
  • Report and record against ongoing and completed tasks at least daily
  • To use test tools as part of test processes and to be proactive in investigating ways to improve efficiency
  • To complete test items within the time frames provided
  • To demonstrate testing to business leads for task acceptance
  • To liaise with all interested parties on a change to assess and agree specific testing requirements
  • Contribute to QA meetings to share and improve knowledge across the department
  • To communicate with the QA Tech leads before creating custom actions/or any scripting outside of Axe
  • To follow scripting and testing best practices requirements
  • To ensure knowledge of business processes is kept current
  • To be prepared to take on additional tasks as and when requested
  • To be prepared to complete additional hours to maintain target release dates
  • The successful individual may be required to complete a set amount of late night releases, failovers, power downs and disaster recoveries outside of standard business hours

The Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills and knowledge
  • Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated
  • Able to work autonomously and within a team environment
  • Develop and maintain good professional working relationships
  • Confident in estimating effort needed for tasks
  • Excellent product and business knowledge
  • Ability to work to demanding schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to learn new systems and processes
  • A technical background or experience of scripting skills/test automation tools would be an advantage but not essential (AXE)
  • Knowledge of version control would be an advantage but not essential (SourceTree)
  • Proactive in early development of test scripts, working alongside ongoing development
  • Ability to investigate defects to provide further detail to developers
  • Excellent business knowledge (product and processes)
  • At least 1 year’s business experience in an insurance-based environment would be an advantage
  • Technical knowledge in scripting/coding will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Selenium Webdriver using Java
  • Ability to debug causes of script failure using advanced tools
  • Good knowledge of HTML, Xpaths and regular expressions
  • Ability to mentor junior members of the team
  • Ability to solve problems/new requirements in automation independently
  • Ability to work in a methodical manner
  • Ability to investigate and fix causes of script failure
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Able to multi task
  • Driven by quality
  • Demonstrates that the customer is central to test scenarios and suggest improvements around this
  • Interest in agile testing
  • Passionate about delivering change
  • Approachable
  • Good communication skills and ability to develop collaborative relationships

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Option to purchase a further 5 days annual leave per year
  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years service
  • Pension
  • AXA Be Supported
  • Apples Nursery (Folkestone only and on a waiting list basis)
  • Free fruit 
  • Give as you earn
  • Free eye tests
  • Honeymoon benefit
  • Sharebuy
  • Salary finance
  • Discounts on Saga holidays and insurance products
  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Long service awards

About the Company

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. 

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities. If you need support at any point with your application please let us know as we will be happy to help.

Learn more about the Saga business by watching our Saga plc Interim results for the six months ended 31st July 2018




To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.


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