Muthu Velayutham
Senior Test Manager
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-modeled 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 recognition’s 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


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.