As DevOps practices are becoming a more desired culture in innovative organizations, QA teams’ responsibilities and relevance have shown signs of decline in today’s automated world.
However, this can be considered a myth. The rise of DevOps is not equal to the end of QA roles. It only means that their working environment and required expertise are changing. Therefore, their main focus is to professionally evolve to keep up with this continuously changing trend.
In DevOps, the QA team plays a strategic role in ensuring the stability of continuous delivery practices as well as performing the exploratory testing task that automated and repetitive tests cannot fulfil. Their insights in assessing the test and detecting the most valuable tests still play a crucial role in mitigating bugs in the last steps of releasing.