Date Added: Feb 2011
GUI based Test automation is the activity of creating automated test scripts that can be run without human intervention. The authors run off the same UI that the end User or Customer would see. These scripts can cover a lot of application areas in a repeatable manner. They can cut down on test execution time significantly as they run continuously and unattended, even overnight. From here on, in this paper, "Test Automation" will mean "GUI based Test Automation".