Vacancies User Acceptance Tester (UAT)

Job Introduction

With a hybrid approach requiring some days in our Folkestone office. You will need to be within a reasonable commuting distance to undertake this role. 

At Saga we believe in exceptional experiences everyday whilst being a driver for positive change in our markets and communities. Our values are precision pace, empathy, curiosity, collaboration. If this resonates with you then it’s time to do the best work of your life!

…And right now, we are looking for a User Acceptance Tester to work in our Travel side of the business at an exciting time in Saga’s history. As a Group, Saga is taking to the seas in our brand new, luxury cruise ships, leading the market with innovative insurance and financial products. 

You will support our Travel & Central functions of the business by designing, planning, scripting, and executing the manual regression/sanity test scripts and automated tests scripts for a variety of key customer facing and internal applications using the chosen test process.  

A great opportunity to build on your technical expertise whilst having exposure to the different business areas and will provide the successful candidate with a solid foundation for a career in UAT. 

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.  

So, if this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you!





Role Responsibility

As a User Acceptance Tester your top 5 responsibilities will be: 

  • To interact and communicate with project management, test, and development teams to develop a strong understanding of the changes and testing objectives.  

  • To conduct user acceptance testing on behalf of Saga Group on all current and prospective Saga Group user systems to the required standard. 

  • To design and create test plans, scripts, and datasets to meet business requirements. 

  • To complete documentation that can be easily followed. 

  • Identify, record, thoroughly document tracking of defects. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of frontend/backend/database testing. 

  • Experience in cross browser and mobile testing. 

  • Knowledge of JIRA, SQL, API testing and Postman would be beneficial.  

  • Ability to investigate and fix causes of script failure. 

  • Driven by quality. 

  • Demonstrates that the customer is central to test scenarios and suggest improvements around this. 

  • 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. 

  • Knowledge of version control would be an advantage but not essential. 

  • Ability to investigate defects to provide further detail to developers. 

  • A technical background or experience of scripting skills/test automation tools such as Katalon would be an advantage but not essential.  

  • Familiar with Agile & Waterfall methodology. 

Our values are:

  • Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen.
  • Empathy – Always aware of others.
  • Curiosity – Always asking why.
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include: 

  • Remote working available where possible

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year 

  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service 

  • Workplace Pension 

  • AXA Be Supported 

  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

About the Company

Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs.

Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers’ wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them.

Applying this approach over the past 70 years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

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 and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity.

We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.

We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.

We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme. 



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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