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Testing and Research Laboratories

SIC 8731 - 8734 | NAICS 541380 & 541710

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Laboratory Testing Services  (view report)
Scientific Research & Development  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Environmental Business International, Inc.
Environmental Testing & Analytical Services
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the environmental testing and analytical services industry, with topics covered including overview of environmental laboratory services; annual trend review; market segmentation; competitive structure; technological developments; operations management and success factors; mergers and acquisitions; and more. Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

First Research

Testing Laboratories
Scientific Research & Development Services
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

LabX Media Group
Information resources available from this organization include:

Laboratory Manager Magazine
Monthly trade journal features news and information for research laboratory professionals in a leadership role, with editorial sections including leadership and staffing; technology and operations; health and safety; and business management. Current and prior issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Annual Investment Confidence Report  Search for above title
Annual survey assesses participants' relative level of business confidence, with topics addressed including general business conditions, business conditions in market sector, company finances, staffing adequacy, and funding for technology and infrastructure. Current and prior surveys can be viewed free online.

Industrial & Environmental Laboratory Survey
Quarterly survey includes information on testing volume and revenue growth, staffing levels, consumable and equipment spending trends, future equipment purchases, prices per test trends, and primary consumable suppliers. Survey is available to members only; sample survey is available online.

Euromonitor International
Technical Testing and Analysis
Market research report analyzes key trends and developments for technical testing and analysis service providers (e.g., consumer safety organizations, environmental testing, and product certification), with topics covered including industry overview, market trends, competitive environment, industry prospects, and forecasts. Sample report and table of contents are available online.

GIA Research
Testing Laboratories
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for these services in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry overview; testing services; market analysis and trends; strategic corporate developments; historical and forecast revenue; and key company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Testing and Research Laboratories  Search for "541380" and "54171"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Financial Management Survey
Financial management survey allows users to compare their financial performance with similar independent laboratories in terms of size (e.g., annual revenue, number of employees, and total square feet), type, and cost structure. Survey is available to members only; contact association for more information.

Compensation Surveys

PQNDT (Personnel for Quality and Nondestructive Testing)
Salary Survey
Annual salary survey for nondestructive testing professionals includes compensation and benefits information for laboratory personnel, with full-time employee compensation broken out by employee certification (e.g., Level I, Level II, Level III, API, and CWI). Current and prior reports can be viewed free online.

Laboratory Manager Magazine
Annual Salary & Employee Satisfaction Survey
Annual survey provides compensation and benefits information for research laboratory personnel, and includes information on participant demographics, job characteristics, and employee job satisfaction responses. Current and prior year reports are available online with registration.

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