QASymphony to Donate qTest and qTrace Software for Per Scholas Software Testing Education Program (STEP)

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2013) - QASymphony ( today announced it will donate its cloud-based software testing management software qTest and agile testing solution qTrace in support of a Per Scholas education program. Per Scholas is a 20-year nonprofit organization that provides free technology education programs for underserved communities.

This summer the organization has partnered with Barclays to create the Software Testing Education Program (STEP) to prepare students for entry-level software testing jobs. STEP will teach selected Per Scholas graduates industry leading testing skills and techniques, provide access to real life projects, and include field studies for participants to learn alongside working professionals. 

"Test Tools strategies and techniques will be taught throughout the course by many partner companies and use industry leading software and training from QASymphony and SmartBear," said Angie Kamath, Per Sholas Executive Director. "To make sure students have a working knowledge of a basic tool set, topics covered will include test management and execution, basic test automation, and defect tracking."

"In support of Per Scholas' STEP program, we plan to make our test management platform qTest and our agile testing solution, qTrace freely available to students and teachers," said Vu Lam, QASymphony CEO. "We are excited to be a part of Per Scholas' new STEP program and honored that they will be using our testing solutions to help expose the bright and eager minds of tomorrow's QA leaders to the world of testing. Prior to launching qTest earlier this year we had it heavily tested by some 500 beta sites, to make sure it integrated well with popular development lifecycle tools and defect tracking systems."

qTest is a cloud-based test management solution that enables QA testing teams to manage all of their testing activities. qTest provides a flexible and collaborative work environment for teams to manage requirements, design test cases, plan test execution, track defects, and generate status and quality-metrics reports.

About Per Scholas
Per Scholas offers free, high quality technology education, job training, placement and career development opportunities to people in underserved communities. Since 1998, more than 4,000 underserved and underemployed adults (18+ years old) have enrolled in our flagship IT-Ready job training and placement programs in New York City and Columbus, OH. The graduates work today in hundreds of corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. The Social Impact Exchange recently named us one of the top 100 nonprofits creating proven social impact in the U.S.

About QASymphony
QASymphony is a leading provider of testing solutions that fit the needs of testing organizations at any level of maturity. Whether you are making the initial move from manual processes and simply need defect tracking capabilities or you are a fully agile testing organization, our test management and productivity solutions meet your needs. With offices in Atlanta, GA, Dublin, CA and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, QASymphony is a software company built to revolutionize how software is tested, adopted, and supported. Empowering the QA testing teams for companies such as Silverpop, BetterCloud, and Compuware, QASymphony is a software-loving team, united by a common belief that software can be better and better tested.


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