"Catapult Your Business to Fore, Gain Competitive Advantage "

Remote Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Device (UAVs/Drones, Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles, Robotic Crawlers, Robotic Arms, & Remote Cameras), By Service Type (Testing, Inspection, and Certification), By Sourcing Type (In-house & Outsource), By Technology (Cloud & Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics, Blockchain, VR/AR, 5G/6G Networks), By Industry (Consumer Goods & Retail, Agriculture & Food, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Healthcare, Chemicals etc), and Regional Forecast, 2022– 2029

Last Updated: May 13, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI107358



Play Audio Listen to Audio Version

The global remote Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) market size was valued at USD 72.40 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 85.08 billion in 2022 to USD 281.17 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 18.6% during the forecast period. The global COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented and staggering, with remote Testing, Inspection, and Certification experiencing lower-than-anticipated demand across all regions compared to pre-pandemic levels. Based on our analysis, the global remote TIC market exhibited a decline of 10.4% in 2020 as compared to 2019.

Remote testing, inspection, and certification services and solutions include digitally enabled inspection, auditing, testing, quality assurance certification, and verification services, which are carried out from distant locations. The sector consists of both outsourced and in-house services.

Owing to the Black Swan event of COVID-19 pandemic, most of the businesses altered the way they carry out their operations. Many of them shifted from traditional onsite testing inspection and certification practices to virtual testing inspection and certification mainly due to travel restrictions and the closure of manufacturing facilities, creating immense growth opportunities for this market post-pandemic.

The global remote TIC market is composed of traditional/core TIC players, digital TIC players, and remote testing, inspection, and certification hardware solutions and software services providers. The market is set to grow over the forecast period due to increasing digitalization and advancements in technologies such as cloud, Big Data, smart sensors, and others.


COVID-19 Pandemic Created Opportunities for Remote Inspections and Auditing

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digitalization across the remote testing, inspection, and certification sector. Organizations leverage assisted and virtual reality, smart glass technology, and artificial intelligence in remote inspections, testing, and auditing. The rising adoption of smart technologies across healthcare, manufacturing, energy, utilities, and others enables remote auditing, testing, and inspection. Owing to the pandemic, market players are introducing digital tools and services to deliver remote TIC services to customers.

For instance, in April 2020, TÜV SÜD launched remote auditing services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company adopted digital solutions such as video conferencing software, high-speed network connectivity, updated browsers, and introduced rules & regulations for remote auditing and inspection.


Request a Free sample to learn more about this report.

Rising Demand for Augmented Inspections to Favor the Remote TIC Market Growth

Remote TIC makes use of technology to allow surveyors, certified auditors, and inspectors to carry out inspection without actually being present on site. Generally, such remote testing and inspection is classified into three types, fully remote inspection, hybrid inspection, and augmented inspection.

There is a rising trend of leveraging Augmented Reality (AR) to perform remote inspection as it enhances the inspection efficiency and accuracy leading to increase in the quality of inspection. For instance, in the sector of manufacturing, especially in quality inspection, augmented reality is used on a large scale. Further in visual inspection of predictive maintenance, AR is used to provide directives to the auditor or inspector from a video tutorial employed on the asset to be inspected. For years, the testing and inspection sector was known for physical manual work as it demanded high cognitive skills that only humans possess. However, since the inception of AR, the trend has changed.


Advancement in Technologies and Rising Digitalization to Drive the Remote Testing, Inspection, And Certification (TIC) Market Growth

Digital technologies have completely transformed the way TIC solutions and services are offered. New players that have emerged in this market are the front runners in this transformation, followed by traditional players who are adopting the latest technologies to stay relevant in the rapidly changing market. For instance, recently founded companies, such as Super.AI., have completely automated the process of remote testing, inspection, and certification using artificial intelligence while traditional companies, such as SGS, are also using technologies to provide remote TIC services.

Digital technologies, such as smart sensors, when employed, offer remote monitoring and inspection capabilities, reducing the requirement for on-site testing, which requires more time and money. As a result, pressure vessels, elevators as well as other hardware are being remotely monitored by TIC service providers. Additionally, owing to increasing safety concerns as well as regulations, the market for connectivity standards is expanding for applications such as smart home networks, connected cars, and other IoT-enabled devices. This growing connectivity standard requirement has accelerated this market.


High Technical Requirement Could Potentially Hamper the Market Growth

To conduct remote testing, inspection, and certification at an organization, it is mandatory for the organization to have high-speed Wi-Fi or a stable cellular connection, smart devices with built-in cameras, smart glasses audio video software and an intermediary. Apart from technical requirements, the intermediary as well as the inspector should be competent with the technology and comfortable & willing to use online tools for testing, inspection, and certification.

The absence of any of the above mentioned technical prerequisites such as lack of cellular network in places such as deep underground areas or at remote and isolated locations can restrain the market growth.


By Device Analysis

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/Drones to Hold Majority Market Share

By device, the market is classified into Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/drones, Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs), robotic crawlers, robotic arms, and remote cameras.

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/drones segment will hold the largest market share and grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/drones assist where the TIC operations are required to be performed through aerial supervision. The considerable R&D on this particular device has helped to develop more superior and robust UAVs in recent times; hence, increasing their adoption within this industry.

After UAVs, robotic crawlers hold significant market share owing to their increasing adoption in pipeline inspections. For instance, in October 2022, Toshiba launched commercialized robotic crawlers for inspection services. Remote cameras hold a decent market share due to their ability to inspect and identify any visible anomaly in the established infrastructure. Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs) that find their application in underwater inspection have a substantial market share. Robotic arms have a wide array of applications; they also assist where direct contact with the operational structure is needed to complete TIC procedures.

By Service Type Analysis

Testing Segment to Dominate the Market Share Due to High Utilization in Diverse Fields

According to service type, the market is classified into testing, inspection, and certification. Among these, the testing segment holds the majority of market share and will show considerable growth rate. Testing is the procedure to understand and identify the established infrastructure and analyze the locations, which are vital for the overall procedure. Since testing has to be performed in various industries such as automobile, medical, oil & gas, life sciences, commodities, industrial, consumer goods, and others, it holds majority of the market share. Further inspection also holds a considerable market share and is anticipated to showcase highest CAGR among the three segments as post pandemic there has been increasing adoption of remote inspections owing to travel restrictions. Certification segment also has a decent market share and will show noteworthy CAGR during the forecast period due to increasing transition of certification companies toward remote services and solutions as compared to conventional methods.

By Sourcing Type Analysis

In-house Segment to Dominate the Market Owing to Benefit of One-time Investment

As per sourcing type, the remote TIC market is segmented into in-house and outsource. If any end-user is willing to create an infrastructure and ecosystem with installation of all the sensors and devices in its facility to make one time investments and eliminate the recurring charges needed to be spent on the TIC agency, this system can be regarded as in-house sourcing. However, outsourcing happens when due to initial investment restrictions, some end-users are willing to outsource their TIC services to dedicated TIC performing companies. Among these two segments, in-house sourcing completely dominates the market share due to rising preference of companies to carry out TIC within the company. Moreover, the outsource segment holds a sizable market share and will grow with a decent CAGR over the forecast period.

By Technology Analysis

To know how our report can help streamline your business, Speak to Analyst

Cloud and Cybersecurity to Hold Maximum Market Share Due to High Adoption

By technology, the market comprises cloud and cybersecurity, Big Data and analytics, blockchain, Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR), and 5G/6G networks.

Among these, the cloud and cybersecurity segment constitutes maximum share and will grow with highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to their rising adoption in several industries such as consumer goods and retail, oil & gas, chemicals, mining, industrial, transportation, minerals, and others to conduct remote TIC. Big Data and analytics segment holds the second highest market share as it helps to make the reading calculations and interpretations of the data easier and provide a complete report of the readings.

Owing to the developing infrastructure, 5G/6G networks segment also holds a substantial market share and will demonstrate a noteworthy CAGR over the forecast period. Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) and blockchain will also hold a decent market share as these technologies are widely being used to perform remote inspections, especially in manufacturing and related fields.

By Industry Analysis

Automotive Segment to Constitute Highest Market Share Impelled by Surging Digitalization

By industry, the market comprises consumer goods & retail, agriculture & food, oil & gas, manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, chemicals, automotive, construction, and others.

The automotive segment holds the highest market share over the forecast period owing to rising digitalization, stringent government standards regarding safety and environment, and increasing production of automobiles in developed and developing countries. The healthcare segment has the second highest market share and will grow with a significant CAGR over the forecast period due to rise in testing conducted during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oil & gas as well as chemicals industries also hold decent market share due to increasing requirement of compliance tests in the sector and analyzing the quality of raw materials and chemicals. Agriculture & food and consumer goods & retail segments owe their market share to the increasing inspection need for food and agricultural products and obligations on companies to safeguard the quality of consumer product goods and meet all necessary regulatory requirements.

Manufacturing, aerospace, and construction industries have a substantial market share and are anticipated to grow at a healthy CAGR over the forecast period as there is high requirement of remote testing and inspection in these industries to primarily monitor the processes carried out and check quality of produced goods.


Europe Remote Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) Market Size, 2021 (USD Billion)

To get more information on the regional analysis of this market, Request a Free sample

The market is analyzed across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Among these regions, Europe holds a majority of the market share and will continue to dominate the market over the forecast period. The increasing participation of global players and extensive operations undertaken by these players to increase their significance and sales footprint across the European region are reinforcing the revenue generation of remote TIC solutions and services in the regional market. For instance, in the recent past, there has been a paradigm shift in the competitive landscape of the regional market due to unprecedented mergers and acquisitions by prominent players across the region. Europe has stayed constantly at the forefront in these M&A ventures with around 48% of the acquired entities having considerable presence and majorly operating in Europe. Additionally, the players who strategically acquired other players in North America also had their operational headquarters in Europe.

The U.K. will dominate the remote Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) market share over the forecast period. There has been growing adoption of digital technologies by companies to shift from on-site testing to remote that led to increase in market opportunity in the country. For example, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the U.K. replaced all its non-essential physical inspections with remote office based inspection. The demand for testing inspection services and products in the pharmaceutical industry remained high during and after the pandemic, creating significant opportunities in the country.

Following Europe, North America has the second highest market share, owing to increasing demand for technology and automation-based services and solutions post COVID-19 for seamless operations across manufacturing facilities in the region. The robust presence of prominent companies and global manufacturers in North America is also aiding the growth of the market. Additionally, implicit work of these companies regarding technological developments through strong investments to try to shift from traditional TIC operations to remote testing, inspection, and certification services and solutions, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, entering into and joint ventures and collaborations is identified as a key factor accelerating the development potential of North America. For instance, Eurofin is a prominent player operating in the market of Europe and trying to venture into North America through the means of acquisition since the past decade. The company achieved a twofold growth in its pharmaceuticals operations by completing the acquisition of Lancaster Labs.

The Asia Pacific market is estimated to develop at a prolific pace in the coming years. The region is adopting UAVS or UASes, robotic arms, robotic crawler, hand-held tablets, wearables, and others across industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, and others. These devices are helping in enhancing and replacing the usage of intermediaries and are used by industries to enhance the quality assurance and control programs.

The Middle East & Africa also holds substantial market share. Healthcare, automotive, and chemical industries are identified as the major contributors to the market revenue generation in the region. Within the region, GCC dominates the market owing to the heavy application of automation and modernized techniques in manufacturing and automotive sectors. The rising adoption of remote testing, inspection, and certification solutions with the use of robotic crawlers and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/drones in the local market is expected to emerge as the major contributing segment for the development of market prospects over a period of time.

Lack of opportunities for the development of manufacturing industries, restricted presence of global market players in the region, and lesser developed distribution channels for the market resulted in sluggish growth of the South America region over the forecast period. Brazil is projected to have majority of the market share in terms of market development.


Major Companies are Focusing on Advanced Digital Technologies to Provide Remote Services

Various regional and international remote testing, inspection, and certification players are consistently working on advanced digital technologies such as smart sensors, cloud and cybersecurity, Big Data and analytics, connected devices, blockchain, and augmented reality to provide remote TIC services and solutions for a diverse range of industries.



  • March 2022: SGS acquired Gas Analysis Services (GAS), an Ireland-based gas assessment testing and instrumentation provider. The goal of this acquisition is to improve the company's expertise in high purity gas testing as well as vital skills and knowledge.

  • July 2021: Intertek Group plc and Meydan Hotels & Hospitality collaborated to deliver protek safety and health certification. Meydan's POSI-Check software helps the company to detect health and safety risks, as well as plan, prioritize, and manage its infection-prevention policies across all of its hospitality operations.

  • April 2021: Socotec Italia completed the acquisition of Tecnolab Srl, an Italian organization that specializes in geotechnical services and building material testing to strengthen its position in the Italy infrastructure market. As a result of this acquisition, customers will benefit from improved experience, production capacity, and customer reactivity.

  • February 2021: TUV SUD AG entered into a partnership with ViewSonic Corporation to build the testing of color blindness in monitors and set updated testing methods for the electronics sector. ViewSonic's color blindness function has two modes, a simulation mode for creators and a color filter mode for CVD users. ViewSonic's professional ColorProTM models VP2768a, VP2468a, and VP3481a have this capability.

  • November 2020: Bureau Veritas partnered with the Airports Council International (ACI) to launch Airport Health Measures Audit Program to help airport recovery post-pandemic. The program aimed to ensure the implementation of health and safety measures.


An Infographic Representation of Remote Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) Market

To get information on various segments, share your queries with us

The research report provides a detailed analysis of the device type, service type, sourcing type, technology, and industries. It provides information about leading companies and their business overview, types, and leading applications of the product. Besides, it offers insights into the competitive landscape, SWOT analysis, case studies, primary interviews, and current market trends and highlights key drivers and restraints. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the market growth in recent years.

Report Scope &Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 18.6% from 2022 to 2029


Value (USD Billion)


By Device

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/Drones

  • Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles(ROVs)

  • Robotic Crawlers

  • Robotic Arms

  • Remote Cameras

By Service Type

  • Testing

  • Inspection

  • Certification

By Sourcing Type

  • In-house

  • Outsource

By Technology

  • Cloud and Cybersecurity

  • Big Data and Analytics

  • Blockchain

  • Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

  • 5G/6G Networks

By Industry

  • Consumer Goods & Retail

  • Agriculture & Food

  • Oil & Gas

  • Manufacturing

  • Aerospace

  • Healthcare

  • Chemicals

  • Automotive

  • Construction

  • Others (Energy, Maritime)

By Region

  • North America (By Device, By Service Type, By Sourcing Type, By Technology, By Industry)

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • South America (By Device, By Service Type, By Sourcing Type, By Technology, By Industry)

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of South America

  • Europe (By Device, By Service Type, By Sourcing Type, By Technology, By Industry)

    • U.K.

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Russia

    • Benelux

    • Nordics

    • Rest of Europe

  • Middle East & Africa (By Device, By Service Type, By Sourcing Type, By Technology, By Industry)

    • Turkey

    • Israel

    • GCC

    • North Africa

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

  • Asia Pacific (By Device, By Service Type, By Sourcing Type, By Technology, By Industry)

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • ASEAN

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

Frequently Asked Questions

As per Fortune Business Insights, the market size was USD 72.40 billion in 2021.

The market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 18.6% over the forecast period (2022-2029).

The testing segment is expected to lead the market owing to its diverse application.

The market size of Europe stood at USD 24.11 billion in 2021.

Surging advancements in technology and rising digitalization are the key factors driving the market growth.

Some of the top players in the market are SGS SA, Bureau Veritas, DEKRA, and TÜV SÜD AG.

The U.K. dominated the market in terms of new installations in 2021.

One of the major factors restraining the market growth comprise high technical requirement.

Seeking Comprehensive Intelligence on Different Markets?
Get in Touch with Our Experts

Speak to an Expert
  • 2018-2029
  • 2021
  • 2018-2020
  • 184

Personalize this Research

  • Granular Research on Specified Regions or Segments
  • Companies Profiled based on User Requirement
  • Broader Insights Pertaining to a Specific Segment or Region
  • Breaking Down Competitive Landscape as per Your Requirement
  • Other Specific Requirement on Customization
Request Customization Banner

Client Testimonials

“We are quite happy with the methodology you outlined. We really appreciate the time your team has spent on this project, and the efforts of your team to answer our questions.”

- One of the largest & renowned medical research centers based in the U.S. on a report on the U.S. NIPT Market.

“Thanks a million. The report looks great!”

- Feedback from a consultant on a report on the U.S. Beef Market.

“Thanks for the excellent report and the insights regarding the lactose market.”

- Brazil based company specializing in production of protein ingredients.

“I liked the report; would it be possible to send me the PPT version as I want to use a few slides in an internal presentation that I am preparing.”

- Global Digital Services Agency on a report on the Global Luxury Goods Market.

“This report is really well done and we really appreciate it! Again, I may have questions as we dig in deeper. Thanks again for some really good work.”

- U.S.-based biotechnology company focussing on treatment of chronic pain.

“Kudos to your team. Thank you very much for your support and agility to answer our questions.”

- Europe-based provider of solutions to automate data centre operations.

“We appreciate you and your team taking out time to share the report and data file with us, and we are grateful for the flexibility provided to modify the document as per request. This does help us in our business decision making. We would be pleased to work with you again, and hope to continue our business relationship long into the future.”

- India-based manufacturer of industrial and specialty intermediates with a strong global presence.

“I want to first congratulate you on the great work done on the Medical Platforms project. Thank you so much for all your efforts.”

- One of the largest cosmetics company in the world.

“Thank you very much. I really appreciate the work your team has done. I feel very comfortable recommending your services to some of the other startups that I’m working with, and will likely establish a good long partnership with you.”

- U.S. based startup operating in the cultivated meat market.

“We received the below report on the U.S. market from you. We were very satisfied with the report.”

- Global hearing aids manufacturer.

“I just finished my first pass-through of the report. Great work! Thank you!”

- U.S. based solar racking solutions provider.

“Thanks again for the great work on our last partnership. We are ramping up a new project to understand the imaging and imaging service and distribution market in the U.S.”

- World’s leading advisory firm.

“We feel positive about the results. Based on the presented results, we will do strategic review of this new information and might commission a detailed study on some of the modules included in the report after end of the year. Overall we are very satisfied and please pass on the praise to the team. Thank you for the co-operation!”

- Germany based machine construction company.

“Thank you very much for the very good report. I have another requirement on cutting tools, paper crafts and decorative items.”

- Japanese manufacturing company of stationery products.

“We are happy with the professionalism of your in-house research team as well as the quality of your research reports. Looking forward to work together on similar projects”

- One of the Leading Food Companies in Germany

“We appreciate the teamwork and efficiency for such an exhaustive and comprehensive report. The data offered to us was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!”

- Intuitive Surgical

“I recommend Fortune Business Insights for their honesty and flexibility. Not only that they were very responsive and dealt with all my questions very quickly but they also responded honestly and flexibly to the detailed requests from us in preparing the research report. We value them as a research company worthy of building long-term relationships.”

- Major Food Company in Japan

“Well done Fortune Business Insights! The report covered all the points and was very detailed. Looking forward to work together in the future”

- Ziering Medical

“It has been a delightful experience working with you guys. Thank you Fortune Business Insights for your efforts and prompt response”

- Major Manufacturer of Precision Machine Parts in India

“I had a great experience working with Fortune Business Insights. The report was very accurate and as per my requirements. Very satisfied with the overall report as it has helped me to build strategies for my business”

- Hewlett-Packard

“This is regarding the recent report I bought from Fortune Business insights. Remarkable job and great efforts by your research team. I would also like to thank the back end team for offering a continuous support and stitching together a report that is so comprehensive and exhaustive”

- Global Management Consulting Firm

“Please pass on our sincere thanks to the whole team at Fortune Business Insights. This is a very good piece of work and will be very helpful to us going forward. We know where we will be getting business intelligence from in the future.”

- UK-based Start-up in the Medical Devices Sector

“Thank you for sending the market report and data. It looks quite comprehensive and the data is exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate the timeliness and responsiveness of you and your team.”

- One of the Largest Companies in the Defence Industry
We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies . Privacy.