These are the browser stats for a popular Dutch travel blog
Our audience is Dutch, absolutely non-tech and our user base is more girl than boy. For these stats, the logged in users were not counted, because they are abroad in all kinds of hell (read: internet cafes), which usually have crappy computers with crappy browsers, depending on where your vacation is at.
So this audience is basically the friends, parents, grandparents and other family of very non-tech users. I believe this is a very interested target for a lot of websites. So these stats might be of some interest to you :)
The test ran for six days, Tuesday morning till Monday morning. In total there were 1.75M hits that count for this these stats. Divided as follows:
Test ran: last week of February, 2010
Total hits: 1786892
79.4% IE (v8: 49.4%, v7: 24%, v6: 6%)
11.1% Fx (v3.6: 2.5%, v3.5: 8.5%)
It was quite shocking to see the Opera numbers actually. Some of those hits are probably my own :/
Each of those resources led to the same PHP script. Upon the page request self a record would be added to a table in the database. The record ID would be used in the url to fetch the additional resources and to recognize the request.
And for this test, only those records were counted who requested only two resources, one image and one script. The hundred or so valid noscript requests are ignored in this case. Deal with it :)
So, for NL, these pre-ballot stats clearly show IE is still on the upper hand... by far. I'll run this test again in two weeks. Let's see whether any significant changes will have occurred... :)