Know something about ‘DevOps’ as a Test Engineer

Know something about ‘DevOps’ as a Test Engineer, What is DevOps?, What are the key processes of DevOps?, and Job roles involved in DevOps.

DevOps for Software Testers


Software Tester is an important role in any software development life cycle, but just being a manual tester or an automation tester isn’t enough. As a tester, you should not only know the different types of testing but you should also keep on learning new technical skills.

One such skill that is quickly becoming popular among testers is DevOps.

What is DevOps?

The word DevOps is a combination of the terms Development and Operations,

DevOps is not a technology, it is a software development methodology that combines software development (Dev) with software operations (Ops) participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

DevOps is complementary with Agile software development; several DevOps aspects came from the Agile methodology.

DevOps Lifecycle

DevOps is deep integration between development and operations. Brief information about the Continuous DevOps life-cycle:

1. Development

In this phase, the entire development process is separated into small development cycles. This benefits the DevOps team to speed up the software development and delivery process.

2. Testing

QA team use tools like Selenium to identify and fix bugs in the new piece of code.

3. Integration

In this phase, new functionality is integrated with the prevailing code, and testing takes place. Continuous development is only possible due to continuous integration and testing.

4. Deployment

In this phase, the deployment process takes place continuously. It is performed in such a manner that any changes made at any time in the code, should not affect the functioning of a high-traffic application.

5. Monitoring

In this phase, the operation team will take care of the inappropriate system behavior or bugs that are found in production.

Key components of DevOps

  • Continuous Development
  • Continuous Testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Monitoring

Automation Testing in DevOps

DevOps approach encourages the use of automation for testing (Ex: Selenium-like test tools are used in DevOps environment) which helps the developers and testers in launching a new feature quickly. Quick delivery also results in customer satisfaction.

Know something about ‘DevOps’ as a Test Engineer

Useful Links

Introduction to DevOps

DevOps Interview Questions and Answers

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