Ask a Question

Is there student pricing for SoapUI Pro? Or trial extension? 2weeks trial not enough

Occasional Contributor

Is there student pricing for SoapUI Pro? Or trial extension? 2weeks trial not enough

Hey All,

I would like to learn SoapUI Pro, but the trial is only for two weeks and it is not enough time to learn it for me.

I find the price for a year too expensive since I don't use it everyday. I only will use it to brush up my skills when I am assigned to a new project or prepare for a job. I like to learn it so I can qualify for a project, but I don't use it everyday so the price is two expensive for me. I might use it for a few weeks and not look at it for several months until I have time again or need to brush up for an assignment. Is there a way to extend the trial period or purchase the pro version at a student price. I'm not trying to cheat the system, but I think it hurts people who really want to learn it since we are not companies and can't afford such an expensive price. Is there a way I can pay for it at a more affordable and fair price like based on usage instead? Like I pay to use for this month, but not for the next month if I know I don't have time to use it for next month. I am using the free version, but there are features in the soap ui pro like data source loop, data sink, conditional go to, etc... that I like to practice with.


Valued Contributor



I agree, SoapUI NG / Ready API! is nice, but could reach a much wider audience if there were more flexible / affordable pricing options.


I for example only needed it for parts of writing my book, I might have renewed it if it was more affordable for me given my usuage...


Is anyone from SmartBear able to coment on pricing stragtegy / options going forward?




Author of SoapUI Cookbook

I too support this concept! Additional to students offer, it would even help developers to create plugins for Ready! API/ SoapUI Pro, when a developer specific license is given. This would even increase the SoapUI users count.


I have even seen a note on SoapUI site some months ago, where developers can claim such license for 3/ 6 months period, when writing to Smartbear team. Unfortunately, I can't find the specific announcement to show it here. Smiley Sad


@Smartbear team: I hope you would definitely support and encourage to grow towards tomorrow! Smiley Happy




Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: