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Web Browser Market Share – August 2013

Web Browser Market Share – August 2013

Since we last looked at browser market share in May, there have been a few changes, which could impact the web browsers that you support.

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United Kingdom – Top Web Browsers (with over 1% of market share) in July 2013

UK Browser Share - July 2013

  • Chrome 28 – 21.44%
  • IE10 – 13.32%
  • Chrome 27- 11.89%
  • Firefox 22 – 10.82%
  • Safari iPad – 8.36%
  • IE8 – 6.59%
  • IE9 – 6.29%
  • Safari 6 – 4.13%
  • Safari 5.1 – 2.05%
  • Firefox 21 – 1.65%
  • Firefox 16 – 1.03%

IE10 now takes over as Internet Explorer’s most popular browser with just over 13% of the UK market. IE9 drops below IE8 with 6.29% and 6.59% respectively.

This gives Internet Explorer 26.2% of the UK market in total, which is still behind Chrome with 33.33% overall across the current versions, 27 and 28.

Safari has been steadily gaining mainly due to the iPad, which is now ahead of both IE8 and IE9 in usage with more than 8%. With Safari iPad, 6 and 5.1 collecting 14.54% of the market, Mozilla Firefox is now 4th overall with 13.5% across versions 22, 21 and 16.

Worldwide – Top Web Browsers (with over 1% of market share) in July 2013

Worldwide Browser Share - July 2013

  • Chrome 28 – 23.45%
  • Chrome 27 – 13.95%
  • Firefox 22 – 13.5%
  • IE10 – 10.92%
  • IE8 – 7.63%
  • IE9 – 5.31%
  • Safari iPad – 4.07%
  • Safari 6 – 2.44%
  • Firefox 21 – 2.05%
  • Safari 5.1 – 1.49%

IE10 hasn’t obtained as much market share Worldwide with 10.92% of the market, which puts it 4th overall. This contributes to a total of 23.86% for Internet Explorer for IE8, IE9 and IE10 combined.

Chrome push on with 37.4% of the market across versions 28 and 27, an increase of 2.5% since May.

Firefox is next, versions 22 and 21 combining to reach 15.55% Worldwide, 2% better than in the UK and an increase for Mozilla of around 0.5% since May.

Safari iPad is now over 4% Worldwide, which is still a lot less than in the UK but nonetheless an increase of 0.5% over the last 2 months. Safari 6 also increases slightly whilst Safari 5.1 is slipping closer to 1%.

All the above statistics are from StatCounter Global Stats.

Tom Batey, founder of WebDepend, is a hands on website tester focusing on quality across web, mobile and email.

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