DevOps is a bit of development, QA, and operations. The following figure might give a better idea:
The preceding figure shows that the DevOps team is an intersection of all three major teams.
The DevOps Team has good communication with both QA and Dev for the following reasons:
Development explains to them how the system works and how the deployment scripts should be coded
QA explains to them how to test the deployed system and write additional tests and automate them
Operation team keeps them aware of any changes that happen to the system after production
Now let's have a look at how test Automation has a role to play in DevOps.
As we have seen, DevOps people need to write tests with QA that help to validate the build. So here comes the need for test automation. DevOps automate the sanity or smoke test suite and hook it up with any Continuous Integration tools like Jenkins. What happens...