Newcastle Upon Tyne,

Lead Automation Tester

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Salary: Depending on Experience

Career Level: (Accenture will be recruiting at the following levels: Associate Manager, Manager)

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 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.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

We are one of the world's leading providers of technology. You'll work on innovative projects with colleagues to help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. You will be using the latest technologies with clients to help them get to the next level. Do you want to collaborate, operate, and deliver value across our capabilities and grow and advance at the same time?

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.

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.

In our team you will learn:

· How to provide test solutions to real world problems across a variety of industries and clients

· To work as part of project teams utilising agile and/or waterfall principles.

· How to successfully collaborate with various stakeholders across specialisms.

As an Automation Test Manager/ Associate Manager, you will:

· Lead client test transformation programmes, conducting initial discovery workshops and assessments through to defining and implementing transformation plans for people, process, and technologies.

· Develop new industry leading automation capabilities and introduce those best practices and innovation to our clients.

· Contribute to origination, sales campaigns, and asset development.

· Coach and mentor more junior members of the team.

· Collaborate with Accenture’s Global network of Test Automation experts, Accenture’s industry and technology groups, and Accenture’s software vendor alliance partners.

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

+ Experience in designing test automation and innovation strategies for large scale or complex programmes.

+ Large scale test automation delivery capabilities with experience in directly managing distributed test teams, building client relationships, and delivering successful outcomes.

+ Shaping and delivering test transformation programmes with measurable benefits.

+ Commercial experience in operating managed service type contracts.

+ Extensive demonstrable experience of multi-tier test automation and test industrialisation methodologies, tools, and frameworks, for both agile & waterfall test delivery.

+ Practised in Automation Tooling: Selenium, Java, Cucumber, Maven or Rest-assured.

+ A complete understanding of the Defect Management lifecycle.

+ Experience in Defect Tooling such as JIRA, Bugzilla, HP ALM or QC.

+ Experienced in Test Mgnt Tooling such as Mirco Focus, HP ALM, JIRA - Adaptavist, JIRA - Zephr, JIRA - XRAY or Rational.

+ Technical skills; understanding of system architecture components such as application servers, databases and web services.

+ Experience in one or more test frameworks and scripting tests.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Set yourself apart:

+ Ability to operate and deliver value with the opportunity to grow and advance.

+ Transform leading organisations and communities around the world

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days of vacation per year, access to app-based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role to deliver the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. Our 600,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners, and communities.

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Closing Date for Applications: 31/08/2022.

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS Clearance.



Newcastle Upon Tyne,

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.

Working with Accenture in the United States,  you can join ranks with more than 211,000 people in 120 countries and work with clients in nearly every major industry worldwide, including 96 of the Fortune Global 100, more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 and government agencies around the world. Accenture’s people build careers in different areas of business, specifically Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing, as well as within our internal corporate functions.

With the breadth of talent our people have, they not only build strong careers, they offer their talents and skills to help clients and communities around the world.

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