GVR Report cover Testing, Inspection, And Certification Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Testing, Inspection, And Certification Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Service Type, By Sourcing Type (In-house, Outsourced), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Jun, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-073-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2017 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 154

Report Overview

The global testing, inspection, and certification market size were valued at USD 318.7 billion in 2020. It is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% from 2021 to 2028. The rising need of enterprises and corporations to engage in safe and efficient testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) practices promotes market growth. Secure and effective testing and inspection practices ensure companies maintain optimum quality standards, high productivity, and maximum efficiency. Leveraging TIC practices enables companies to customize their supply chain activities according to their needs and desires, thus simplifying business practices.

U.S. TIC market size, by service type, 2017 - 2028 (USD Billion)

The rising growth of the transportation and logistics sector offers promising growth opportunities to the industry. This can be attributed to increasing global trade and the need to deploy intelligent logistics systems at companies. This facilitates TIC solutions to ensure the timely delivery of goods and products across the value chain to minimize operational expenditure. Constant efforts made by regional governments to improve transportation facilities for people by increasing the frequency and improving the safety of public vehicles promote the deployment of a well-organized TIC environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) market significantly. It has reduced manufacturing and production activities in several regional geographies due to the implementation of lockdowns by many national governments. However, the healthcare division witnessed significant TIC practices due to the rising need to acquire healthcare services and related products, including medicinal supplies. The consumer goods domain also embraced TIC practices during the pandemic due to people's rising demand to access safe and suitable quality food products.

The rising infrastructure and renewable energy generation projects also offer significant growth opportunities to the global TIC market. The rising urbanization has led to the rise in infrastructure development activities in several developed and developing economies. This is promoting planners and decision-making authorities to deploy TIC-related solutions, which aid in improving safety and ensuring the quality of infrastructure projects. Additionally, renewable energy projects such as solar energy and wind energy require highly specialized equipment which has to function at total efficiency, thereby promoting the need to deploy effective TIC systems to ensure the functioning of essential machine components.

Service Insights

The testing segment captured the highest revenue share of 75.8% in 2020. This is owing to the high use of testing practices in automotive, energy and utilities, oil and gas, petroleum, and the manufacturing industry. Practical testing of products enables companies to maintain high-quality parameters and meet the needs of customers. This is promoting companies from various industries to increase operational expenditure on the investment of testing equipment, thereby offering an impetus to market growth.

The inspection segment is expected to offer significant growth opportunities to the market. This can be attributed to the rise in supply chain activity in countries such as Switzerland, Japan, Germany, and Norway, thereby enabling the deployment of inspection practices. Furthermore, the consumer goods sector also contributes to the segmental growth of the inspection segment. Stringent regulations set by national governments and international bodies regarding the quality of cosmetics, electrical and electronics, sports and athleisure wear, and textiles and footwear have facilitated these companies to deploy an effective inspection ecosystem.

The infrastructure and construction application segment captured the highest revenue share in the global certification TIC segment. This can be attributed to the extensive use of certified materials and technologies in the infrastructure and construction segment. Constant efforts made by regional governments to improve transit safety practices aids in the market growth for the transportation segment. For instance, the U.S. Transit Safety and Security Division offer certifications that help improve market penetration.

Sourcing Insights

The in-house type captured the highest revenue share of 58.5% in 2020. Deploying in-house testing and inspection methods enables companies to practice practical TIC activities as there is on-site availability and the ability to hire talent and set up custom practices according to the need and desires of the company. Furthermore, deploying in-house TIC teams offers better control and a deeper understanding of business practices, which may benefit the organizational viewpoint.

The outsourced segment is expected to offer significant growth opportunities to the market. The segment is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period. The outsourcing segment promises companies to practice cost-effectiveness and focus on short-term commitments. It also helps companies deploy TIC practices using different engagement models such as hourly model, time and materials model, and dedicated team model, thereby enhancing the system's efficiency.

Application Insights

The infrastructure segment captured the highest revenue share at 13.3% in 2020. Rising infrastructural activity in countries such as China, India, and several European countries is facilitating higher adoption rates of TIC services and products in their regions, offering an impetus to market growth. Further, consumer goods and retail, agriculture & food, chemicals, energy and power, education, government, manufacturing, healthcare, mining, oil & gas and petroleum, public sector, automotive, aerospace and defense, supply chain and logistics, and other applications also influence the growth of the market.

Global TIC market share, by application, 2020 (%)

The consumer goods and retail sector has gained significant revenue share due to increasing inspection activities carried out by companies in the segment. Consumer goods companies have to comply with several quality regulations and standards to offer the best quality products to their customers. This facilitates the need to deploy highly effective and extensive inspection systems, thereby offering growth opportunities to the market. Furthermore, companies from the retail sector also have to ensure that customers access optimum products and customer experience, which further improves the penetration of TIC services and technologies, thereby enabling market growth.

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2020 with a revenue share of 31.8%. The high revenue share can be attributed to rising economic development in countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea. This has led to an increase in the industrial and manufacturing activity in the region, thereby offering growth opportunities to the TIC market. Furthermore, the rapidly developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology ecosystem in Singapore further facilitates software and programs, subsequently enabling the growth of testing and inspection services.

Europe is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. The segment captured a revenue share of 29.2% and is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 3%. The presence of a significant automotive industry in Germany and France facilitates the need to deploy efficient testing and inspection ecosystem in their companies. Furthermore, the presence of several fashion brands, consumer goods, and retail corporations in countries such as Italy and the U.K. also facilitates the development and growth of the regional market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Significant companies in the TIC market have started diversifying and enhancing their service offerings. The need to mitigate the COVID-19 crises has prompted companies to offer products and services related to wastewater testing and analysis. For instance, in August 2020, ALS started offering wastewater testing and analysis solutions for companies. Furthermore, digital transformation drives undertaken by various companies are also enabling them to capture higher revenue share and drive market growth.

Companies have also started opening new development centers in new geographies to increase market penetration. This enables them to form better business relations with customers and clients. Additionally, service providers have started engaging in mergers and acquisitions, which helps in generating new revenue channels. For instance, in November 2020, Applus+ acquired Soil and Foundation Company Limited and Geotechnical and Environmental Company (SAFCO), a leading construction inspection and testing service provider, to expand its service portfolio in the region. Some of the prominent players operating in the testing, inspection, and certification market are:

  • ALS Limited

  • Applus+

  • Bureau Veritas SA


  • DNV GL

  • Element Materials Technology

  • Eurofins Scientific

  • Intertek Group plc

  • MISTRAS Group, Inc.

  • SGS SA


  • TÜV Rheinland


  • UL LLC

Testing, Inspection, And Certification Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 335.3 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 434.1 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 3.8% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Service type, sourcing type, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; South America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Russia; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

ALS Limited; Applus+; Bureau Veritas SA; DEKRA SE, DNV GL, Element Materials Technology; Eurofins Scientific, Intertek Group plc, MISTRAS Group, Inc., SGS SA, TÜV NORD GROUP, TÜV Rheinland, TÜV SÜD, UL LLC

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report provides forecasts for revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides analyses of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global testing, inspection, And certification market report based on service type, sourcing type, application, and region.

  • Service Type (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2028)

    • Testing

    • Inspection

    • Certification

  • Sourcing Type (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2028)

    • In-house

    • Outsourced

  • Application (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2028)

    • Consumer Goods & Retail

    • Agriculture & Food

    • Chemicals

    • Infrastructure

    • Energy & Power

    • Education

    • Government

    • Manufacturing

    • Healthcare

    • Mining

    • Oil & Gas and Petroleum

    • Public Sector

    • Automotive

    • Aerospace & Defense

    • Supply Chain & Logistics

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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