I am working with a software vendor, who has a sophisticated mechanism (automated scripts, SQL etc.) for regression testing their 'old technology' products.
In moving to J2EE, they wish to preserve, and even enhance in terms of simplicity of test specification, this approach. It is relatively easy to set up a mechanism for automating the testing of EJBs (automated client running through a hierarchy of test scripts plus some utility EJBs to set-up/tidy-up the database).
Has anyone come across a tool that supports automatic testing of JSPs in a 'similar' manner?
You might want to take a look at Cactus:
I have developed a Java application for functional and regression testing of web sites. You can find it at http://www.logitest.org/. It is open source under an apache-style license.
Another option is httpunit (http://httpunit.sourceforge.net).
Hope this helps.