Test Automation Engineer

Location UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
Job ID
Product Delivery
Position Type


We're looking for an Automation Test Engineer to join a newly formed team. The team is on a journey from manual to automation testing and are looking for someone that can help bring new ideas, standards and frameworks. 


You'll be fluent with automation architecture and can easily analyse and plan moderate to complex test mechanisms within it to meet automation deliverables. We'll be looking for you to identify, plan, design, develop, and maintain projects and processes that can extend the reach of automation with the goal of reducing/redirecting manual testing costs while increasing product quality.


  • Participate in the definition of automation test objectives, strategies, processes, standards and metrics and share with other disciplines so they understand how the automation integrates within the tasks of a project.
  • Participate in the development of automation project plans, scope, schedule and implementation of test and project level architecture within the automation framework. This will involve communicating both internally and externally with cross functional areas impacted by automation.
  • Facilitate the interaction and support of Test Engineers and Developers within projects to understand where automation is most valuable and as part of these interactions share automation skills
  • Track and analyse test results, take corrective action, report automation summaries, and update statuses
  • Participate and/or lead in the analysis, design, development, and ongoing maintenance of complex automated tests and automation architecture for multiple products aligning with Sage current and future marketplace needs.
  • Provide thorough research and discovery for opportunity or improvement within automation, researching and recommending tools and pushing even better practices than may be standard in the industry.


Must have:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of automated testing tools, alternative technologies within automation, architecture/frameworks, debugging techniques, multiple scripting and development languages and methodologies
  • Experience with providing creative solutions to group problems regarding existing architecture, projects, and methodologies
  • Ability to create component level designs for automation projects and architecture
  • Experience developing automated tests from test specifications
  • Experience understanding the necessity of software reliability and quality through automation and consistent automation processes

Company Information

Our Story

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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