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Testing Laboratories

SIC 8734 | NAICS 541380

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Laboratory Testing Services  (view report)
Water & Air Quality Testing Services  (view report)

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

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

American Council of Independent Laboratories
ACIL Industrial and Environmental Laboratory Survey

Quarterly laboratory survey provides information on lab testing volume and revenue growth, staffing level growth, consumables and equipment spending trends, consumables and equipment budgets, future analytical equipment purchases, pricing per test trends, and primary consumables suppliers. Quarterly survey data is available to ACIL members only; sample survey can be viewed free online.

Testing Laboratories

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Environmental Business International, Inc.
Environmental Testing & Analytical Services

Comprehensive research report provides in-depth analysis of this service sector, with topics covered in the report including overview of environmental lab services, annual trend review, market segments by client type, sample media, and service offered, competitive structure of the industry, technological developments, operational management and success factors, and merger and acquisition activities.

TMR Research
Environmental Testing Market

Market research study analyzes the global market for this service sector, with information provided in the study including historical and forecast market size in U.S. dollars by type of sample (e.g., soil, air, water, and wastewater/effluent), contaminant (e.g., microbiological, organic, heavy metals, residues, and solids), technology (e.g., conventional, rapid), global region, and major countries within a region.

GIA Research
Testing Laboratories

Comprehensive report provides detailed analysis of the market for analytical laboratory services in the U.S. and selected other countries, with topics covered in the report including industry overview, market analysis for selected market sectors (e.g., food, nondestructive, calibration, and forensics), competitive environment, major company profiles, and historical and forecast sales in U.S. dollars.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Testing Laboratories  Search for "541380" to see reports for specific types of laboratories

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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

American Council of Independent Laboratories
ACIL Financial Management Survey

Financial management benchmarking survey provides key financial operating ratios that can be used to compare an organization's financial performance with other independent laboratory facilities based on company size (e.g., annual revenue, number of employees, and total square feet), type, and cost structure. Survey results are available to ACIL members; contact membership for more information.

First Research
Testing Laboratories

Financial information section of this profile provides income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios by company size based on annual revenue for companies that perform physical, chemical, and other analytical testing services to ensure that products and materials meet required standards for quality, safety, and performance and/or comply with relevant regulatory requirements.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Testing Laboratory

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as lab manager, lab supervisor, chemist, microbiologist, mechanical engineer, test engineer, lab technologist, and lab assistant, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including SGS North America Inc. (SGS SA), Eurofins Scientific, Inc., Intertek USA, Inc., and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

PQNDT (Personnel for Quality and Nondestructive Testing)
Salary & Benefits Survey: Laboratories

Annual salary survey for the nondestructive testing industry provides compensation and benefits data for full-time and contractor laboratory personnel, with average full-time employee compensation data reported by type of certification (e.g., Level I, Level II, Level III, CWI inspector, and API inspector) and contractor data including average hourly rate, overtime hours per week, and weeks per assignment.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Testing Laboratories

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies in this sector that are primarily engaged in performing analytical testing services (e.g., assaying, acoustic, vibration, biological, calibration, electrical, electronic, mechanical, geotechnical, thermal, and nondestructive) in a controlled laboratory environment or on-site at a physical location.

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