Passing grade: New regulatory requirements have supported the level of industry demand

Operators in the industry offer a wide range of services to assure consumers, companies and government institutions that products, services and processes meet regulatory requirements and relevant industry standards. Revenue is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 0.1% over the five years through 2019-20. Improvements in industrial production activity remained weak and hampered demand, because industrial and manufacturing firms are the most important market for the industry. Business spending also came under pressure following the EU referendum and had a negative influence on demand, as higher business spending generally encourages businesses to invest in new machinery and processes and launch new products that require more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Business investment is expected to remain weak, hampering industry demand
  • The introduction of new regulations has supported industry demand
  • Demand from the energy sector is expected to increase over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital aspects of production using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. High depreciation costs indicate a high level of investment in depreciable assets like buildings and equipment, suggesting high capital intensity. Conversely, high wage costs indicate high labour intensity.The industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity, with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:6.59 in 2019-20. This indicates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £6.59 is spent on labour. The industry requires qualified staff to analyse and inspect products, services and processes, and these employees command relatively high salaries. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Technical Testing & Analysis Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Technical Testing & Analysis Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Total value of construction in the Technical Testing & Analysis industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Technical Testing & Analysis Industry?

    This industry includes organisations that conduct physical, chemical and other analytical tests on materials and products. This includes the certification of consumer goods, motor vehicles, equipment, pressurised containers, food hygiene and nuclear plants by using models or mock-ups. Animal and medical testing are not covered.

    Industry Products
  • Materials and equipment testing and analysis
  • Agriculture and food testing and analysis
  • Product testing and analysis
  • Testing and analysis of processes and systems
  • Industry Activities
  • Acoustics and vibration testing
  • Testing the composition and purity of minerals
  • Food hygiene testing
  • Testing the physical characteristics and performance of materials
  • Conducting performance tests on machinery
  • Using radiographic testing to assess welds and joints
  • Testing and measuring environmental indicators like air and water pollution
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Total value of construction
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from electricity production

  • Current Performance
  • Mixed results
  • Regulatory influences
  • Profitability falls
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand expands
  • Potential problems
  • Table: Technical Testing & Analysis Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Technical Testing & Analysis Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Manufacturing
  • Electricity Production
  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electromedical & Imaging Equipment Manufacturing
  • Measuring, Testing & Navigational Equipment Manufacturing
  • Optical & Photographic Equipment Manufacturing
  • Tool Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Product testing and analysis
  • Materials and equipment testing and analysis
  • Testing and analysis of processes and systems
  • Agriculture and food testing and analysis
  • Chart: Technical Testing & Analysis Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial and manufacturing sectors
  • Construction sector
  • Food and agricultural sectors
  • Other
  • Energy sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Technical Testing & Analysis Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitIndustry profitability is expected to fall over the five-year period through 2019-20 and account for 11.5% of revenue in the current year. Lacklustre demand conditions resulted in fixed costs being absorbed by a dwindling revenue base, which contributed to the fall in profitability. The deterioration in the value of the pound following the EU referendum also increased purchase costs and constrained profit margins. However, some operators have implemented cost-cutting and efficiency enhancing measures over the past five-year period, which has slowed the fall in profitability. WagesPurchasesDepreciationRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Technical Testing & Analysis

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Technical Testing & Analysis Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Lloyd's Register Group Limited,
  • Table: Lloyd's Register Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Technical Testing & Analysis Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Technical Testing & Analysis Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A process of evaluation that concludes with a written assertion that a system or component complies with specified requirements.
  • International Organization For Standardization
  • An international organisation that sets standards to ensure products are safe, reliable and of high quality.
  • Risk Assessment
  • A process of determining possible risks or problems that could occur and implementing procedures to avoid, minimise or cope with the impact of the risk.
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