Muthu Velayutham

Senior Manager Test, India
British Telecom

As a Senior Manager in QA & Test, I lead the Agile & DevOps transformation of our QA Journey in BT right from strategizing the new ways of working, organizing and empowering a self-modelled team who runs multi-platform projects across the organisation & operationalising the Modern QA. My team is responsible for whole of QA across Shift Left, Continuous testing, Automation Engineering & Performance Modelling and ensure the right qualitative product goes into production.

I am really proud of leading a great team who have won prestigious recognitions globally like European Software testing 2018, India Testing Awards consecutively for four years.

I am with BT for 10+ years and lead various transformation journey including the major shift left transformation, engineering automation and performance for modern QA in different parts of the business.



Subhasish Pattanaik

Agile & QAOps Lead
British Telecom

An enthusiastic Test Professional with over 7+ years of extensive experience on designing and developing test strategies for different range of applications built on different Technologies. I had designed the whole CT framework and played a key part in enabling QAOps for applications/systems in our stack that has helped us realise a huge cost saving. I strongly advocate Agile ways of working and DevOps mindset.

Apart from Testing, I also have delivered talk around Android OS – its usage and customisations in renowned National colleges (NITs, IITs) in past when I was a managing the Google Developer Group – Bhubaneswar Chapter.

Travelling is my passion and whenever I find some time I go out for a trip.

QAOps – the Next Bridge

DevOps movement has spawned the creation of lots of DevOps offshoots such as DevSecOps, DataOps and NetOps

QAOps is one of the flavours even though there is no official definition of QAOps, it can be defined in terms of two key principles:

  1. Quality Assurance (QA) operations should be integrated into the CI/CD pipeline.
  2. QA engineers should work closely with developers, IT Ops engineers and everyone else involved in the CI/CD pipeline. In other words, QA should not exist in a silo.

QAOps, then, takes the core ideas behind DevOps—the construction of an ever-flowing continuous delivery pipeline as the basis of software delivery, and the removal of the silos that separate the different teams that support that pipeline—and applies them to QA.

Which means Continuous Testing (CT) will no more be a separate entity, rather this will be an integral part of the CI-CD by default.