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Per Scholas Upgrades Software Testing Education Program (STEP) Lab with Latest Versions of TestComplete and SoapUI by SmartBear

SmartBear Increases Support for Per Scholas’ STEP Providing Education and Job Placement for Underserved with Donation of TestComplete and SoapUI Licenses
BEVERLY, Mass — April 24, 2014 — SmartBear Software, the leading provider of software quality and performance management tools, has renewed its commitment to Per Scholas’ Software Testing Education Program (STEP) with a donation of upgraded licenses of TestComplete and SoapUI. Last year, SmartBear began its support for Per Scholas, a non-profit organization that provides technology education and job placement to underserved communities. This latest donation includes TestComplete’s new mobile testing module for Android and iOS apps, as well as the latest version of SoapUI Pro licenses for use in the Per Scholas STEP lab.
“With overwhelming growth of the software testing market, increased support for the crucial work of Per Scholas is very important,” said Lorinda Brandon, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Test and Performance Products at SmartBear. “We’re very happy to be involved in this initiative because it positively impacts the future of testing. Our software tools enable testers to be more efficient and varied in their test strategies, which results in higher quality software for customers.” 
In 2013, Per Scholas expanded their program by opening new centers and adding additional training in the area of software testing. The global software testing market is estimated to grow substantially by 2016. The intensive 8-week course is lab-based, instructor-led training supported by exercises, field studies, industry experts and exposure to leading edge software testing tools. The STEP curriculum is tailored to prepare students to compete for entry-level software testing roles that are in high demand.
SmartBear’s relationship with Per Scholas solidifies the important role testers have in the software industry, especially as the dependence on software for vital infrastructure needs, including government, healthcare and finance, continues to rise.
Per Scholas partners with other industry leading companies to drive their mission forward. For more information on STEP, visit:
About TestComplete
One of the world’s most recognized automated testing tools and winner of a Dr. Dobb’s 2013 Jolt Award, TestComplete by SmartBear empowers any tester, both novice and advanced, to create, manage and run automated tests for any desktop, Web and mobile application. For the latest updates, follow @TestComplete on Twitter or for more information, including a free trial, visit:
About SoapUI
SoapUI by SmartBear is the most used API testing tool in the world with over six million downloads. SoapUI Pro is for enterprise users, loaded with advanced technologies and features not found in other test tools. A free version is available as an open source application. For the latest updates, follow @SoapUI on Twitter or for more information, including a free trial, visit:

About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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